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 Plaza Protest

NOW Chapters all over the country have been demanding equality in all public facilities! Betty Friedan and three other women staged a sit-in at the Oak Room Restaurant at The Plaza Hotel in New York City today. The Plaza strictly enforces a “Men’s Only” lunch from 12-3 p.m. every day. Upon sitting down, the women’s […]

NOW welcomes Dolores Alexander!

NOW welcomes Dolores Alexander as its first National Executive Director. Dolores Alexander was a prize-winning reporter for Newsday, a Long Island daily newspaper. We are happy to have her on the NOW team!

Public Accommodations Week


NOW has proclaimed this week as “Public Accommodations Week”. Join us in our national actions at “men only” restaurants, bars, and public transportation across the country, including: New York City, Syracuse, Cochester (CT), Pittsburgh, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, or start your own!

The assumptions behind policies like this are that women are […]