HISTORY

National Organization for Women has been leading the feminist movement since our founding in 1966! We TAKE ACTION to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve equal rights for all women and girls.

As the largest grassroots feminist organization in the United States, NOW is dedicated to a multi-issue approach to women’s rights. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

NOW is the time to get involved and join us!

ISSUES

Reproductive Rights

NOW was the first national organization to endorse legal abortion in 1967. We support affordable birth control, safe and legal abortion, repealing the Hyde Amendment, challenge fake clinics that masquerade as real medical care, and call for a reduction of unacceptably high maternal mortality rates.

ISSUES

Ending Violence Against Women

No more violence! NOW demands justice for sexual assault, trafficking, and domestic violence survivors. We call for an end to the crimminalization of trauma (jailing abuse victims).

ISSUES

Economic Justice

EQUAL PAY for equal work! Paid leave policies are critical to women fully participating in the economy. Brave survivors of workforce harassment deserve justice, not retaliation. Learn more about our economic issues at Black Friday Protest.

Racial Justice

NOW condemns the institutional racism that causes a double burden of both gender and racial discrimination for women of color. A civil rights leader since 1966, NOW fights for equal rights for women of color in all areas including housing, employment, education, voting rights, and healthcare

LGBTQ+ Rights

Love is love! We vehemently oppose discrimination based on who you love or your gender assigned at birth. Trans women are women. Policies that put LGBTQ+ youth at greater risk for homelessness and violence need be addressed.

Constitutional Equality

The time for the ERA is NOW. Without a guarantee of constitutional equality, women will continue to fight constant battles against institutional misogyny. As Congress continues to weaken women’s rights, we MUST guarantee women’s constitutional equality.