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National Organization for Women

(NOW), group founded (1966) to support "full equality for women in America in a truly equal partnership with men." Its founder and first president was feminist leader Betty FriedanFriedan, Betty Naomi
, 1921–2006, American social reformer and feminist, b. Peoria, Ill. as Bettye Goldstein, educated at Smith College (B.A., 1942) and the Univ. of California at Berkeley.
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, author of The Feminine Mystique (1963). Through a program of legislative lobbying, court litigation, and public demonstrations, NOW seeks to end sexual discrimination in employment. The largest women's rights group in the United States, it also supports the establishment of child-care centers for working mothers, legalized abortion, and paid maternity leave, as well as adoption of the equal rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution. NOW works to elect women to office, and seeks the abolition of alimony laws. It consists of approximately 250,000 members, including men, in 800 local chapters affiliated with the main office, located in Washington, D.C.
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Submitted by The Health and Reproductive Rights Hearing of The National Organization for Women National Conference, Beverly Hills, CA, July 3, 1999, Chair: Sheila Moore; Submitted by: Linda McCabe, Sonoma County NOW (with assistance from Suzette Henderson, Ohio-Now, and Cordelia Hanna and Mary Ceallaigh, Midwifery Childbirth Awareness Project of California Association of Midwives).
Americans United and its allies agreed to drop the National Organization for Women v.
The campaign tapped Patricia Ireland, the former head of the National Organization for Women, as a senior adviser March 23.
The legal conflict began in 1986 when the National Organization for Women (NOW) launched a suit against Joseph Scheidler, head of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, and other pro-life activists.
Eleanor Smeal served as president of the National Organization for Women in the 1970s and 1980s and went on to become a cofounder and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
A federal lawsuit filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, the National Organization for Women Foundation and local chapters of Planned Parenthood, seeks to right this wrong.
The National Organization for Women has organized a letterwriting campaign against the retail giant and says researchers have estimated that Preven, if widely used, could prevent an estimated 50 percent of all unintended pregnancies.
Taylor cites the ACLU's Women's Rights Project several times as an example of what feminist activists should be doing but dismisses the National Organization for Women in five paragraphs for "adopting an increasingly narrow political agenda.
and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Las Vegas Valley and the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southern Nevada, in partnership with members of AARP Nevada, the American Association of University Women, the Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Caucus of African American Nevadans, Hispanics in Politics, Impacto, Junior League, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, Nevada Development Authority, National Organization for Women, Nevada Women's Lobby, Organization for Women Lawyers, Sin City Chamber of Commerce, Women's Chamber of Commerce, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Urban Chamber of Commerce.
FOOTBALL: The California National Organization for Women sent a letter to USC president Steven Sample and coach Pete Carroll expressing ``outrage'' for ``repeated gender-based crimes committed by USC football players that are ignored by the administration and swept under the rug by local law enforcement.
His campaign ended December 26, when NGLTF announced it had joined Keep America Safe, an antiwar coalition of progressive groups such as the National Organization for Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, The National Organization for Women, GMHC, Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School, M&C Saatchi, Hunter College and Insight Communications among many other organizations, public agencies and authorities, and private-sector clients.

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