Statement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes
NOW members across the country are mobilizing today to break turnout records and elect candidates who will strengthen and protect women’s rights—not work overtime to take them away.
Our democracy is at a turning point, with candidates running in this election who openly embrace racism, insurrection, anti-Semitism, discrimination, and violence. Their platform will turn back the clock on women’s rights and give politicians unlimited control over women’s bodies.
Reproductive rights are on the ballot, but so is marriage equality, racial justice, and the future of our democracy. Our vote is our voice, and we must use it.
It’s imperative that every NOW member get out to vote—and do more if possible. We’re giving rides to the polls, making last-minute phone calls, doing all we can to bring out every vote for our intersectional feminist agenda.
With a returned majority in the House and a strengthened majority in the Senate, we can pass laws that advance equality, combat injustice and defend women’s rights.
The time is NOW to vote for women’s lives.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org.