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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Congratulations Kathy Switzer!

Kathy Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon after registering as K. Switzer. When her gender was realized during the race, an official attempted to tear her number off her shirt, but she was not deterred!

Campus Coordinating Committee Report

Campus Coordinating Committee Report (1967)

The purpose of NOW is to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society, to share equally with men the rights and responsibilities necessary for the full development of human potential. To achieve this goal, occupational and educational benefits must be made equal and young women must […]

Public Relations Committee Report


Our public relations efforts in NOW’s first year of life have pursued three main goals: 1.) To educate the public and public officials on the prevalence of discrimination based upon sex-with emphasis on the illegality of such discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. […]