NOW president steps down after allegations she oversaw a ‘toxic work environment’ and racism claims; cites health reasons for her departure

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'The head of the National Organization for Women announced Sunday that she would leave her post before Labor Day, citing health issues as the reason.

NOW president Toni Van Pelt sent an email to colleagues stating “very painful health issue” as her reason for stepping away and claimed her doctor had been urging her to take this step for months, according to The Daily Beast.

That political site notes that Van Pelt’s resignation follows an internal investigation that concluded “governance issues and evidence of a toxic work environment.”

The Daily Beast reported in June that there had also been multiple allegations of racism at the senior level of the 54-year-old civil rights organization, but NOW’s internal examination claimed those accusations could not be substantiated.'

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