Forty-nine years ago today, something awesome happened. At the Third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women on June 30, 1966, 28 women banded together with a vow to represent women’s rights and interests in governmental matters. Thus, the National Organization of Women (NOW) was born. Forty-nine years later, NOW campaigns for six core issues: Reproductive rights and justice, ending violence against women, economic justice, LGBT rights, racial justice and constitutional equality amendment. The women involved in the organization since NOW’s founding have pushed for gender equality at every level, marching on Washington and getting women across the country …

Forty-nine years ago today, something awesome happened.

At the Third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women on June 30, 1966, 28 women banded together with a vow to represent women’s rights and interests in governmental matters.

Thus, the National Organization of Women (NOW) was born.

Forty-nine years later, NOW campaigns for six core issues: Reproductive rights and justice, ending violence against women, economic justice, LGBT rights, racial justice and constitutional equality amendment.

The women involved in the organization since NOW’s founding have pushed for gender equality at every level, marching on Washington and getting women across the country involved in local NOW chapters.

Here are eight things that the organization has successfully helped fight for since it was founded:

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8 Things Women Have Successfully Fought For Since NOW Was Founded