NOW Applauds Judge Korman's Refusal to Suspend Ruling on Plan B; Calls on Obama Administration to Comply
NOW calls on the Administration not to ask the appellate court for a stay. NOW will not back away from our defense of the health and safety rights of women. The Obama Administration should tell the court on Monday that it will now simply follow the law.
New Path to Ratify the ERA: Three-State Strategy Bill Introduced
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes: "NOW supports both the three-state strategy and the traditional ratification process: Women need the ERA whatever the path. Conservative politicians 'war on women' is a stark example of why women must have stronger legal protections."
We Must Change the Culture of Violence Against Women in the Military
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on The Huffington Post: "We hear a lot about 'honor' when it comes to the military, and that needs to be more than lip service."
NOW Congratulates Rhode Island for Embracing Marriage Equality
We know we will win this battle -- state by state and, eventually, at the national level -- for marriage equality. The tide is turning in our favor; a majority of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
NOW to President Obama: Penny Pritzker Appointment is Good, But Still Not Good Enough; More Women Should be in the Cabinet
With President Obama's appointment of Penny Pritzker to be Secretary of Commerce, his second-term roster of cabinet secretaries is nearly complete. NOW has done the math, and the numbers are good, but not great. The Obama cabinet is only about one-third women.
Justice Department's Appeal of Plan B Ruling is a Step Backwards in Women's Health
The Justice Department's decision to appeal of Judge Korman's ruling to make Plan B available over the counter to all ages is a step backwards for women's health. Millions of women need access to this safe and effective product, and the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, particularly in adolescents, should not be obstructed by politicians.
Tell Congress: Support Marriage Equality
It's time to tell your representatives that Americans should have the freedom to marry the person they love, no matter their sexual orientation.
NOW Calls For Implementation of Judge Korman's Ruling
NOW calls on the Obama administration to comply with the federal court order issued April 5 by U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman, making Plan B One Step available to women and girls of all ages without a prescription, and without identification.
Time for a Woman Chair at FCC
Join us in tweeting at President Obama and the White House right NOW! The FCC has never had a woman chair, and many highly qualified women are ready, willing and able. It's about time for a woman chair at the FCC - make us proud! Take Action NOW!
NOW Calls on Congress to Reject President Obama's Betrayal of Women; Chained CPI Compounds Harm Caused by Gender Pay Gap
On Equal Pay Day, NOW has a message for Congress: Do not follow President Obama in cheating the women of this country. After facing years of wage discrimination, women cannot afford to be swindled yet again when it comes to their Social Security. Keep the chained CPI out of the federal budget!
Open Letter to President Obama on Anticipated Cuts to Social Security Benefits
NOW writes to urge President Obama not to propose adoption of the chained CPI, a harmful and inaccurate formula for calculating the Social Security cost of living adjustment that would result in cuts for current beneficiaries.
NOW Applauds Plan B Decision
NOW applauds today's ruling by a federal judge ordering the FDA to make Plan B (the "morning after" pill) available to women and girls of all ages without prescription.
Cancel the Sequester!
Let's stop the craziness: Tell your House member that the best solution to the current budget crisis is to cancel the sequester right now. Time is short -- tell your House member to please sponsor, support and vote for Conyers' H.R. 900 "Cancel the Sequester Act." Take action NOW!
NOW and One Billion Rising Call Attention to Violence Against Women
Today, women and men around the world are rising and dancing to end violence against women and girls. NOW is a proud partner in the One Billion Rising actions organized by Vagina Monologues author and global activist Eve Ensler. NOW leaders and supporters are taking part in actions across the country.
NOW Supports President Obama's Goal of Reducing Gun Violence in U.S.
NOW applauds President Obama and Vice President Biden for taking swift action after last month's devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. We strongly support the administration's admirable goal of reducing gun violence in the United States.
Speak Out Against Anti-Abortion Terrorism
Groups like Operation Save America and Operation Rescue use intimidation tactics to scare away women from exercising their right to obtain abortion care. By signing this petition, you will send a message that these actions are an organized form of terrorism that must stop.
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