National NOW Times

A progressive feminist magazine that addresses multi-issue discrimination through engaging articles on gender, sex, and race.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, January

A Million Women and More
Women of Color, All Women Are "Doin' it for Ourselves" Close to - if not actually - a million women gathered on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the Million Woman March. Despite the rain that came down on and off all day, many in the audience...
Campaign against Hate Crimes Wins Widespread Support
After pressing for over a decade, NOW scored a victory in its campaign to expand the federal hate crimes law to include hate crimes based on sex, sexual orientation and disability. When the Clinton administration in November backed those changes, activists...
CyberNOW Http://www.Now.Org/
Getting the Word Out On the Promise Keepers The power of the Web as a tool for activists was demonstrated during NOW's "No Surrender" campaign against the Promise Keepers. While NOW warned of the danger of the Promise Keepers in traditional media outlets,...
Dramatic Breakthroughs Achieved in NOW's Workplace Campaign
The settlement agreement proposed in the sexual harassment and sex discrimination case against Wall Street brokerage firm Smith Barney is a major breakthrough in NOW's Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign. Smith Barney executives agreed to a landmark departure...
Fall 1997 through 2000: NOW, Allies Confront Promise Keepers' Agenda
When the Promise Keepers converged on Washington, D.C., with their multimillion dollar stage, sound and public relations machine, NOW emerged as the leading voice in opposition to their right-wing agenda. And when they wound up by announcing plans to...
In Memory: Toni Carabillo, 1926-1997
The women's movement lost a tireless champion last October, when Toni Carabillo died after a long battle with cancer. Toni was such an integral part of this organization, and of our history, that her life and work touched each of us in ways we may not...
Linking Arms in Dangerous Times: Summit Urges Dialogue, Action on Race
Editors' note: We asked Elizabeth Toledo, a lead organizer of the Women of Color and Allies Summit, to reflect on the inspirations for and major issues of the upcoming Summit, Feb. 20-22. Here Toledo discusses the relevant concerns and answers common...
Military Shame Uncovered
While certain charges of sexual harassment and abuse involving service members grab the headlines, others wither in silence. The stories that dominate the news proceed with millions watching, public scrutiny making those cases diffcult to ignore. The...
NOW Acts
NOW chapters across the country were busy this fall with Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign actions and in efforts to bring media attention to the right-wing agenda ofthe Promise Keepers (see related articles). October was a particularly active month,...
NOW Calls for Action on Military Misconduct
The past year has brought to light, yet again, what many service women have long known - military service can be tough. Not just because of the grueling demands, but also due to frequent experiences of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. From...
NOW V. Scheidler Trial Set for March 2
NOW Foundation lawyers are feverishly preparing for trial in this landmark racketeering case against anti-abortion terrorism. After 11 years of costly litigation, including a unanimous decision in the United States Supreme Court, we finally have an end...
On 25th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade, NOW Asks "Who Still Has a Choice?"
While NOW and abortion rights allies honor the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on Jan. 22, many of us will assess the current state of our hard-fought freedom. Although the U. S. Supreme Court recognized a constitutional...
Pressing for a Second Violence against Women Law
A major expansion of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will soon be introduced in the 105th Congress. NOW and the National Task Force on Violence Against Women are playing an instrumental role in developing and backing the Violence Against Women...
Right Wingers in Congress Play Hardball
Reproductive Rights Battle Rages On The closing days of the first session of the 105th Congress saw an unprecedented effort to punish the Clinton administration and abortion rights supporters who opposed a "global gag rule" on abortion for international...
Rochester NOW Conference Celebrates 150 Years of Feminist History, Looks to the Future
In 1848, 300 women and men met in Seneca Falls, N.Y., to set the course for the first wave of the women's rights movement in this country. One hundred and fifty years later, the 1998 National NOW Conference will convene in Rochester, N.Y., to honor the...
States Cast Important Ballots for Civil Rights
Across the country, ballot initiatives are an important focus of NOW's electoral work. In last November's off-year elections they were a major emphasis for NOW activists in several states. And right-wing opponents are creating still more work for activists...
Timely New Publications on Abortion Rights, Racism
A new brochure on ending racism is already available to chapters, and a new issue report on abortion rights is scheduled to be available by early January. Debuting in time to help chapters organize for the Women of Color and Allies Summit Feb. 20-22...
Victory 2000 Campaign Underway across the U.S
Get active, get educated and change the face of politics! That was the challenge to NOW chapters through delegates' overwhelming support of the "Victory 2000 The Feminization of Politics" resolution at the 1997 National NOW Conference. The goal of this...