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Women are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. They must lead our recovery plans.

Washington Post/ Opinions

Women are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. They must lead our recovery plans.

Opinion by Gina M. Raimondo and Mary Kay Henry

Oct. 8, 2020 at 6:18 p.m. EDT

Gina M. Raimondo, a Democrat, is governor of Rhode Island. Mary Kay Henry is international president of the Service Employees International Union.

The Great Recession hit male-dominated professions hard. This


"We're Speaking" - and Stop Interrupting Us

We are witnessing history with the vice-presidential debate and the presence of Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee. Not only is Senator Harris the firstBlack and Indian American VP nominee of a major American party, she is also the lone woman’s voice on either ticket. NOW salutes this historic moment; we know that if not for women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Fannie Lou


On 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment, We Continue to Fight for the Vote

Today, Women’s Equality Day, marks a century since women finally won the vote and began to have a true voice in our democracy.
Watch this inspiring short video by
our partner, The Turning Point Suffrage Memorial:
The certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution did not end the battle for full civic participation, as states and

NOW PAC Endorses Biden-Harris: "reject the misogyny, racism and corruption of the Trump presidency and bring honor, decency, justice and feminist leadership to the White House.

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) is proud and excited to announce its endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States of America.

Our nation has waited centuries for this moment and our members have spent four years preparing for this moment—to reject the misogyny, racism and corruption of the Trump


VA NOW Testimony to House of Delegates Committees on “School-to-Prison Pipeline”

Testimony on “School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Delivered August 6, 2020, to Joint Hearing of Committee on Public Safety and Courts of Justice Committee 

The Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) – the nation’s largest feminist advocacy organization – welcomes this opportunity to submit comments on the impact on women and girls of racial inequities in the criminal justice system.


Thursday, August 13th - Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Thursday, August 13th is Black Women’s Equal Pay DayThat means Black women had to work all of 2019 and until this day in 2020 to catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2019 alone. Black women earn 62 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. Or we can look at it another way: it takes 1 year plus an additional 226 days for Black women to get equal pay.
As allies for

SCOTUS Ruling on Birth Control Endangers Reproductive Health of Millions

By allowing virtually any employer or university to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that contraception be covered by insurance plans without out-of-pocket


DNC Must Adopt Bold, Inclusive Vision for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice in 2020

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