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Schools Must Protect Girls of Color, in DC and across the US

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The recent revelations about missing Black and Latina girls in Washington, D.C. raises some questions that go beyond the facts as reported in the media. A spokesperson for Washington D.C.’s mayor said, “oftentimes these girls are repeat runaways…So if we really want to help solve this problem and bring […]

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NOW Calls for Bill O’Reilly to be Fired and Demands an Independent Investigation Into the Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The culture of sexual harassment at Fox News must stop. The National Organization for Women (NOW) calls for Bill O’Reilly to be fired and demands an immediate independent investigation into the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News. An investigation by The New York Times revealed that five women […]

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On Equal Pay Day, NOW Reaffirms Commitment to Closing Gender-Race Wage Gap

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: April 4, 2017 marks the day when women ”catch up” to the wages earned by white men in 2016. Women still earn, on average, just 80 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. From this number, it is obvious that an embarrassing pay inequity exists between women […]

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CT NOW ACTION ALERT: Oppose Gorsuch and call for a filibuster!

When Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal asked SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch whether he supported the important 1965 Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut ruling that said a married couple’s right to privacy includes the right to use birth control, Gorsuch refused to answer. Gorsuch, in fact, has refused to answer most questions about his beliefs, but this […]

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ERA Yes!

A statement by national NOW President Terry O’Neill: History was made in Nevada yesterday. The Nevada Assembly’s vote to make Nevada the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is a ringing declaration of support for the explicit guarantee of constitutional rights for women. The failure of the framers to include women in our […]

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The Rise In Transgender Homicides Is A National Crisis

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The numbers are horrifying, but they don’t tell the whole story. In one week alone, four transgender black women were murdered in the United States. So far this year, there have been seven murders of transgender people, well above last year’s figure. And 2016 saw the murder of 23 […]

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With #MuslimBan2.0, Donald Trump doubles down on cruelty and prejudice

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: Donald Trump made changes at the margins of his infamous Muslim ban, but with #MuslimBan2.0 he is doubling down on its cruelty and prejudice. The new order is still a Muslim ban, it still does nothing to keep Americans safe, and it still puts tens of thousands of refugee […]

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GOP Health Plan Puts Women’s Health and Lives At Risk

A statement by national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The numbers are horrifying, but they don’t tell the whole story. The Republicans have finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Their plan could hardly be worse for women. The Republican crusade against women’s health care, as laid out in this plan, is truly shocking. […]

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NOW is Going on Strike

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: On Wednesday, March 8, International Women’s Day, women around the country will strike to demand gender equality. The National Organization for Women will proudly take action for human rights alongside them. Women do work of enormous economic value–for unequal or insufficient compensation, and while routinely grappling with gender-based […]

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CT Must Remain a Leader in Reproductive Rights

By Gina Atanasoff Without question, the great state of Connecticut has been a leader in reproductive rights for years. Of course, all citizens deserve equal opportunity, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. … But we also can’t forget about regaining choice over our own bodies. We the American public expect our government to prioritize […]

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