Press Releases for 2019

Trump Expansion of Religious Refusal Targets Women, Shreds Democracy and Puts Politics Over Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump announced an expanded “conscience rule,” otherwise known as a religious refusal, that will further erode the government’s role in protecting women’s health, replacing the delivery of health care with partisan, extremist politics. The rule allows virtually any individual or entity involved in a patient’s care – from a hospital’s board… Read more »

Our time is NOW We Will Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, for the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee is holding an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This historic event is yet another example of the successful grassroots movement around the country that is demanding we finally institute a foundational statement on equality between the… Read more »

Trump Tells UN to Accept Use of Rape as War Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s been reported that the U.S. is threatening to veto a United Nations (UN) resolution combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because it calls for rape victims to have access to family planning and women’s health clinics. This is only the most recent—and sickest—example of the Trump Administration’s… Read more »

Federal Reserve Pick Stephen Moore is a Misogynist in Donald Trump’s Own Image

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s announced choice for the Federal Reserve Board, called it a “travesty” that women “feel free” to play sports with men. In a series of columns published in National Review from 2001-2003, Moore wrote that women should not be permitted to referee or announce games, or even sell beer. “Here’s… Read more »

The Feminist Agenda Is Rising—When Will Women’s Pay?

WASHINGTON — Today, April 2, is Equal Pay Day—marking the number of extra days into 2019 the average woman has to work to earn as much as men did in 2018. Last year, Equal Pay Day was calculated to occur on April 10—meaning that in 2019, women have improved the score by a mere eight… Read more »

NOW Mourns The Passing—And Salutes The Life—of Senator Birch Bayh

WASHINGTON—Former Senator Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), who has died at the age of 91, was a passionate defender of women’s rights who guided the passage of Title IX into law.  He was a chief Senate sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and won congressional approval for the ERA in 1972. But he wisely forecast that… Read more »

On International Women’s Day, NOW Celebrates the Courage, Commitment and Accomplishments of Feminists Around the World

WASHINGTON – We observe International Women’s Day on March 8, paying tribute to women’s achievements and the ongoing campaign for equality. Although women of the world may be separated by language, geography, and culture, we are united in activism and energy. NOW celebrates the women who are making a global difference and inspiring us here… Read more »

Shannon Goessling Unqualified to Head the Office of Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Women (NOW) strongly opposes the nomination of Shannon Goessling, who is unqualified to head the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) in the Department of Justice (DOJ). If confirmed, Goessling would bring detrimental – and even dangerous – views on domestic violence and firearms. We urge senators to oppose… Read more »