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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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Detroit NOW’s Ecumenical Task Force

Women of Detroit NOW’s ecumenical task force (the task force on women and religion) burned part of the newly release Roman Missal which restricted the right of women to be speakers at Catholic Mass.

Stand with NOW on Women and Religion!

Professional Women’s Caucus

NOW’s Dr. JoAnn Evansgardner and attorney and former President of the  New York Women’s Bar Association, Doris Sassower organized the Professional Women’s Caucus, attended by more than 300 women, to work towards women’s rights, child care and to initiate women’s studies courses and programs.

NOW files sex discrimination charges against Harvard

NOW filed sex discrimination charges against Harvard and millions of dollars in government contracts were held up for weeks until Harvard agreed to submit information on its women employees and students.

Stand with NOW for women’s equality in education!

A call to strike for equality!

Before handing NOW presidency over to former executive vice-president Aileen Hernandez, Betty Friedan made one last move to call for a 24-hour general strike by women to be held on August 26th, the 50th anniversary of the victory of the women’s suffrage movement.

“This is not a war to be fought in the bedroom, but in […]

NOW disrupts Senate hearing on ERA

20 members of NOW, led by Wilma Scott Heide and Jean Witter disrupted the Senate hearings on the 18-year old vote to demand the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Stand with NOW for the equality of women!

NOW demonstrates at the Los Angeles Hall of Justice

NOW staged a large demonstration at the Los Angeles Hall of Justice to protest the prosecution of several doctors who had performed abortions.

Stand with NOW on the repeal of all abortion laws!

Congressman supports the appointment of a teenaged girl as a page in Congress

Following much pressure from Los Angeles NOW, Congressman Tom Reese (D-CA) was persuaded to support the appointment of 16 year old Monica Mortz as a page in Congress. (Historically, this was a male only position).

 

NOW opposes appointment of Carswell to the US Supreme Court

Stand with NOW in it’s opposition to the appointment of G. Harrold Carswell to the United States Supreme Court! He has a history of sexism, including the case of Mrs. Ida Phillips v. Martin Marietta, in which Carswell ruled in favor of the company’s refusal to hire women with preschool aged children, while still hiring […]

United Airlines stops “men only” executive flights

United Airlines finally ceases the “men only” executive flights between New York and Chicago, which NOW has long protested as a form of sex discrimination.

Stand with NOW for equal treatment of the sexes in public accommodations!

Sexual Politics, A Surprising Examination of Society's Most Arbitrary FollyNOW member, Kate Millett, publishes book “Sexual Politics”

Kate Millet, an active member of New York NOW, published Sexual Politics, A Surprising Examination of Society’s Most Arbitrary Folly, a historical and cultural analysis of sexism written originally as a doctoral thesis. Sexual Politics has become a widely debated and quoted best-seller.

Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

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