NOW Celebrates ERA Ratification Day in Virginia

Released on January 27, 2020

RICHMOND, VA — Today’s formal ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Virginia is a cause for celebration.  This day has been a long, long time coming, and credit for this historic victory is due to the new leadership of the Virginia legislature—and the groundswell of feminist activists and voters who put them there.  After successfully passing the state House Read more …

Trump Uses Religion to Excuse Discrimination

Released on January 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration is shredding every Obama-era equal rights protection it can find—but they’re especially fierce when it comes to promoting evangelical extremism. Our democracy depends on a secular government that doesn’t elevate any single religion, maintains the separation between church and state and protects our freedom from religious-based oppression and discrimination.  New rules advanced Read more …

On Roe Day We Must Vow to Protect Abortion Care

Released on January 22, 2020

In 2019 alone, according to the Guttmacher Institute, lawmakers across the United States have enacted 58 new restrictions on access to abortion care and family planning.

Why We March—And Won’t Stop Marching

Released on January 18, 2020

Today a mass mobilization of activist women is rising up to march for women’s rights around the country, and NOW is proud to be part of these historic actions.  We turn our attention to the power women have as citizens, activists and voters to defend women’s rights and elect feminist women and allies to office.   I am proud to be Read more …

We’re All Part of the History Being Made in Virginia Today 

Released on January 15, 2020

RICHMOND, VA – After a hundred-year journey full of heartbreaks and triumphs, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is poised to finally be part of the Constitution of the United States.  NOW President Toni Van Pelt is standing on the floor of the Virginia’s House of Delegates today as they vote to become the 38th and Read more …