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NOW Supports Cindy Judd Hill!

At the post-national conference press briefing, NOW announced support for Cindy Judd Hill, a music teacher, in her fight with a Pennsylvania school district. Hill was deprived of sabbatical study pay and later fired after she gave birth to a baby while on sabbatical leave obtaining her master’s degree. She had fulfilled all the requirements […]

Minutes from the Second National Conference of NOW

Minutes of the National Organization for Women Conference

The annual meeting of the National Organization for Women was held in the meeting rooms of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, November 18, and 19, 1967. The meeting was called at 9:00 AM, Saturday, November 18, 1967, in the Chinese Room.

President Betty […]

NOW’s Second National Conference, adoption of Bill of Rights for Women

At NOW’s second national conference on November 18th and 19th, the National Organization for Women adopted a Bill of Rights for Women which, among other things, calls on Congress to immediately pass the Equal Rights Amendment, and lists among its goals the repeal of all abortion laws and publicly-funded child care. NOW is now the […]

Report of the Legal Committee to NOW


TO: The Board of Directors and the members of the National Organization for Women, at the First Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. November 18-19, 1967.

The organizing Conference of the National Organization for Women, at its October, 1966 meeting, authorized a Legal Committee to assist […]

President Johnson signs Public Law 90-130 giving women in armed forces equal promotion!

On the 8th, President Johnson, signed into law Public Law 90-130, while retaining combat limitations, allows women in the Armed Forces equal promotion and retirement rights. This law also removed the 2% restriction on the number of women who could serve in the Armed Forces.

Another step towards the equality of employment for women!