Which parts of the government does the National Organization for Women target?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The National Organization for Women (NOW) targets all three branches of government to enact political change on issues that face women. The organization describes itself as a ". . . multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights."

NOW is a grassroots organization that has hundreds of chapters across the US. It was founded in 1966 and tackles issues that face women and girls.


NOW reports that it uses education and litigation to achieve full equality for women. An example of this is the case NOW vs. Scheidler. NOW filed a lawsuit against several pro-life groups and argued that these groups illegally attempt to prevent women from accessing abortion through a threat of violence.

Executive & Legislative
NOW also engages in lobbying with lawmakers. In the references section below is an example of how NOW encourages citizens to speak with members of Congress about women's issues.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) tries to influence the...

(The entire section contains 4 answers and 629 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team