Last updated on: 6/20/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Organization for Women (NOW) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

Editor’s Note: the ACLU and NOW often work together in matters related to women’s rights

Mar. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.”

“About NOW,” www.now.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.”

“About NOW,” www.now.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit 501
Quoted in:
  1. Does the US Need Affirmative Action?
  2. Should Same-Sex Marriage Be Allowed?
  3. Is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) a Good Law?
  4. Does the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA), Protecting Fetal Rights, Threaten Abortion Rights?