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NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.
Terry O'Neill writes for The Huffington Post: "There's another 50th anniversary in the life of President John F. Kennedy that's important to remember today.
Just a few weeks before his death, on October 11, 1963, President Kennedy received the final report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. A direct line runs between the work of this commission and the establishment of the National Organization for Women."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) bill, the Military Justice Improvement Act (S. 967), that would establish an independent, objective and unbiased military justice system to better respond to the epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S. military will soon come to a floor vote in the Senate.
The National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority and the Black Women's Roundtable today deplored the Senate Republican leadership extending the War on Women to judicial nominations.
Today was a victory for women in Virginia. By electing NOW-endorsed candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam to the top offices in the state, voters ensured that Virginia can now be on a progressive path forward for women.
"The march of progress is never easy; opposition arises and it is often cruel. However, momentum for marriage equality continues to grow as Illinois joins six other states that legalized full marriage rights in 2013. Our activists will continue to fight for marriage equality -- no matter the obstacle – until all Americans have the right to enjoy the benefits and protections provided by marriage," said Grabenhofer.
We rally today to remind the Illinois House what is at stake for the thousands of same-sex couples in Illinois. It is time to end the second-class status of civil unions. It is far past time for the Illinois House to listen to the majority of Illinois residents and pass marriage equality.
President Obama and the leadership of the Democratic Party for standing strong against the dangerous tactics of Tea Party ideologues, and call on Republican leaders to pledge that never again will they resort to governance-by-hostage-taking.
Terry O'Neill has a new piece at The Huffington Post: "Anyone who's seen a disaster movie set at sea is familiar with the phrase, 'women and children first,' meaning they are the first to be put in lifeboats.
But in the real-life disaster that in the Republican Tea Party's government shutdown, 'women and children first' is the order in which victims of the shutdown are selected."