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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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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┬ábecome a widely debated and quoted best-seller.

Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

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Sports Task Force EstablishmentNOW establishes a Sports Task Force!

(03/29/69)

NOW’s National Board established a Sports Task Force. Its first objective is to integrate the Soapbox Derby.

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Ivy Bottini, a founder of the New York Chapter of NOW and a graphic designer, at the request of Aileen Hernandez, has created the new NOW logo!

Congratulations, Shirley Chisholm!Congratulations, Shirley Chisholm!

(11/04/68)

NOW member Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives.

After the 1968 elections, 10 women were serving in the House and one in the Senate; the 1968 Census indicated that women were 53.3% of the population of the United States. Stand with NOW to work towards equal representation […]

Formation of the Legal Defense and Education FundFormation of the Legal Defense and Education Fund

On September 17, 1967, the NOW Board of Directors, meeting in Madison, WI, voted unanimously to approve the formation of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF). Although the Legal Defense and Education fund has been founded by NOW leaders and will continue to collaborate with NOW on many feminist issues, the LDEF […]