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PA NOW Testifies at Pay Equity Hearing

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt will testify today, 2PM at Philadelphia’s City Hall, in a hearing held by the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on House Bill 1250, which would increase the penalties to businesses who discriminate against their workers on the basis of gender and break the Pay Equity law (enacted in 1959). Here…

Pennsylvania NOW and Montana NOW at Judge Baugh Censure Hearing

Joint statement issued by Pennsylvania NOW and Montana NOW at the public censure proceedings against Judge G. Todd Baugh in the rape case against Stacey Rambold: Mr. Baugh: We are Marian Bradley and Joanne Tosti-Vasey, representing, respectively Montana NOW and Pennsylvania NOW, state chapters of the National Organization for Women. We are one of the…

Letter of appreciation to Commissioner Stephanie Singer

Philadelphia NOW & Philadelphia CLUW joined together with City Commissioner Stephanie Singer for a series of “How to Run” workshops given throughout 2013-14: The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Philadelphia Chapter of Coalition of Labor Union Women would like to express thanks to Commissioner Stephanie Singer for the invaluable information…

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NMOS14 in Philadelphia

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Philadelphians are gathering this evening at Love Park, Center City, at 7PM to participate in the National Moment of Silence, a peaceful vigil to remember Michael Brown, who was senselessly shot down in Ferguson, MO earlier this week, and to reflect on all the violence inflicted on African American communities and the injustice that follows…

The “Dirty 100″

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These companies, in addition to the more well-known Hobby Lobby and Eden Foods, have filed suits to be exempt from the birth control coverage mandate, because their beliefs preclude others – especially women – having their own beliefs, especially about reproductive choices. They are: American Family Association American MFG Co American Pulverizer Co Annex Medical…

Tell Your Senator to Oppose Pre-emption of Earned Sick Days!

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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence urges the Pennsylvania State Senate to support the version of House Bill 1796 originally passed by the State House, and to remove the problematic pre-emption language that was added in the Senate Local Government Committee. Special interests have repeatedly tried to pre-empt the authority of municipalities to enact their…