Proposed Title IX Changes Would Gut Critical Protections for Students Everywhere

Today Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos announced sweeping changes to Title IX that would eliminate from schools at all levels nearly all responsibilities to

Source: Proposed Title IX Changes Would Gut Critical Protections for Students Everywhere | National Organization for Women

NOW Endorses Nancy Pelosi, Overwhelmingly the Only Choice for Speaker

WASHINGTON — The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to endorse Nancy Pelosi to reclaim her position as Speaker of the House. The first woman in

Source: NOW Endorses Nancy Pelosi, Overwhelmingly the Only Choice for Speaker | National Organization for Women

We need to Flood these Members with Calls! 

Today NOW announced our endorsement of Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. But Leader Pelosi is in need of immediate calls to organizers of an effort to prevent her from being elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A very serious challenge to Leader Pelosi – primarily by a small group of men and some newly-elected members – is poised to prevent her from gaining a majority vote in the House Democratic Caucus. Meetings are beginning today so your call is critically important. 

The effort has been instigated by a vile smear campaign by Republicans. The result is: a challenge to Leader Pelosi instigated by #FiveWhiteGuys: Reps. Seth Moulton (Mass.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Bill Foster (Ill.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.) and Kurt Schrader (Ore.). They are circulating a letter opposing Leader Pelosi for signatures among the 22 current and incoming members who have said that they may not support her and among other House members. We need to do what we can to stop this. 

Please call those five Representatives NOW. Even though you may not be a constituent in their Congressional Districts, please tell the receptionist that you are calling on behalf of the many NOW members who are their constituents. 

HERE’S YOUR MESSAGE: Hello, we are calling on behalf of the hundreds of NOW members who reside in your state and your district. NOW is supporting Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House; we need a proven capable and talented leader in these turbulent times. Democrats must present a united front. Leader Pelosi has shown that she can unite Democrats to pass progressive legislation; it was her leadership that got the Affordable Care Act passed. I am asking you get behind Leader Pelosi because she is the very best candidate for Speaker and to urge your colleagues to support her election. 

Members to call: 
Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts) – 202-225-8020
Rep. Bill Foster (Illinois) – 202-225-3515
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (Colorado) – 202-225-2645
Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) – 202-225-5201
Rep. Kurt Schrader (Oregon) – 202-225-5711

For Women’s Lives and Happiness,

Toni Van Pelt

 

Aggression, Misogyny, and Rape Culture Won … This Must Stop. Enough is Enough.

WASHINGTON– Donald Trump picked a Supreme Court Justice cast in his own image. Trump chose a bully, a serial liar and a man who treats women with disrespect.

Source: Aggression, Misogyny and Rape Culture Won Women told to shut up and grow up This Must Stop. Enough is Enough. | National Organization for Women

Stop Brett Kavanaugh and End the Toxic Culture of Male Fury

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump Jr. just said that the current debate over sexual assault has made him more worried for his sons than his daughters. Ann Coulter

Source: Stop Brett Kavanaugh and End the Toxic Culture of Male Fury | National Organization for Women

Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Removed From The Bench

WASHINGTON–The news that Brett Kavanaugh allegedly committed sexual assault as a college student confirms what we’ve already known: Brett Kavanaugh is unfit

Source: Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Removed From The Bench | National Organization for Women

Christine Blasey Ford: “I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me.” Christine Blasey Ford Deserves Justice

WASHINGTON–“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has said about the sexual assault perpetrated by Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey

Source: Christine Blasey Ford: “I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me.” Christine Blasey Ford Deserves Justice | National Organization for Women

NOW *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** PRESS CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 10 AM ET, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

NOW Stands with Sexual Violence Experts and Survivors on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women

Source: *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** PRESS CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 10 AM ET, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB | National Organization for Women

Open The Kavanaugh Hearing To More Women

WASHINGTON–In 1991, Angela Denise Wright never got to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee of being harassed by Clarence Thomas. She was waiting

Source: Open The Kavanaugh Hearing To More Women | National Organization for Women