We Stand Up For Women Everywhere

As I wrote in this statement on Monday, following the collapse of the Afghan government, our hearts are breaking for the women and girls of Afghanistan.  Afterward, I read some comments in social media questioning why NOW was even getting involved in this issue – I firmly believe it’s our responsibility to care, speak out, and work with groups Read more …

ACTION ALERT: Women and Children need the American Families Plans   

BACKGROUND   THE ISSUE: The American Families Plan is once-in-a-generation investments in our nation’s future.   The American Families Plan includes $1.8 trillion in investments and tax credits for American families and children over 10 years. By investing in at least four years of free education, creating national comprehensive paid family and medical leave, and extending key tax cuts that benefit lower Read more …

ACTION ALERT: Pass the American Jobs and Families Plans

BACKGROUND  THE ISSUE: The American Jobs and American Families Plan are once-in-a-generation investments in our nation’s future. The American Jobs Plan requests $2 trillion over eight years to modernize the nation’s infrastructure and workforce. By modifying the tax code and adopting a corporate tax increase over 15 years as well as an increased tax rate on Read more …

The Next 100 Days

Tonight, we will see a historic image. For the first time in our nation’s history, two women will be on the podium with the President as he delivers an address to a Joint Session of Congress. Vice President Harris and Speaker Pelosi are presiding over a new era where a progressive, feminist agenda is starting Read more …

Break the Cycle: A Conversation About the Rise of Anti-APIA Racist Violence – Speakers

Christine Chin Ryan – Moderator Christine Chin Ryan is a business owner, consultant and community activist.  For over 30 years, her company provided comprehensive IT software solutions, and currently provides consulting services in the area of equity, diversity, inclusion, facilitation, board review, and political strategy.  Among the many committees and organizations, she’s a part of, Christine currently is the first Chinese American to serve on National Organization for Women (NOW) Board of Read more …

Strengthening Our Democracy – Safeguarding our Elections

The U.S. Postal Service should be adequately funded and safeguarded against sabotage. An emergency situation is growing with the Trump Administration’s directed attacks on the functions of the U.S. Postal Service. In 2006, a requirement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) should use its revenues to forward fund employees’ health care costs imposed a heavy Read more …

Sisters In Suffrage

Ida B. Wells-Barnett At one time, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was the most well-known Black woman in the country. She was an educator, pioneering journalist, an early leader in the civil rights movement and a founder of the NAACP. As an ardent suffragist, she worked with both white and African-American suffrage organizations. Wells-Barnett was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Read more …

Clinical Trials and Medication Shortages

April 13, 2020  As the COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health care system and our society, we must ensure that already-marginalized groups are not further left out of critical conversations during this time. As pharmaceutical companies and researchers conduct clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment and vaccines, women of all ages and ethnicities must be taken into consideration and involved in this process.   Historically, Read more …

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) is proud to endorse Senator Elizabeth Warren as the 46th President of the United States. NOW PAC is the political arm of NOW, the largest grassroots feminist organization in the country. The PAC evaluates federal candidates on their record and uncompromising dedication to the core Read more …