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The National Organization for Women aims to take action to bring true equality for all women in America, and toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes.

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The Right of a Woman to Determine her own Reproductive Process

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN THE RIGHT OF A WOMAN TO DETERMINE HER OWN REPRODUCTIVE PROCESS (1967)

The following proposals are offered for purposes of discussion by the 1967 NOW Membership Conference.

1. Constitutional Amendment

There is perhaps no more fundamental human right, save the right to life itself, than the right to one’s own physical […]

EEOC holds public hearings!EEOC holds public hearings!

On May 2nd and 3rd, EEOC hearings were held in Washington, D.C on protective labor legislation, sex-based discrimination in advertising and pension plans. These hearings are the result of the petition filed in December 1966 by the NOW Legal Committee, urging that the discriminatory guidelines on sex-segregated classified advertising in newspapers be rescinded, and that the EEOC […]

NY-NOW files complaint with NY Human Rights Commission

The NOW New York chapter filed a complaint with the New York Human Rights Commission today on the discriminatory effect of sex-segregated job advertising in newspapers. Continue to follow this news!

NOW’s ERA Position Paper

ERA POSITION PAPER (1967) CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION AGAINST SEX DISCRIMINATION

An informational memorandum prepared for the National Organization for Women (NOW) regarding the Equal Rights Amendment and similar proposals.

NOW’s Statement of Purpose endorses the principle that women should exercise all the privileges and responsibilities of American society in equal partnership with men and states that:

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