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Censured Judge Honored After Letting Rapist Off the Hook

On Friday the Yellowstone Bar Association honored Judge G. Todd Baugh, for his lifetime of achievement. His most recent legal achievement was being suspended from the bench after sentencing rapist Stacey Rambold to 30 days after the girl he raped – his 14-year-old student Cherise Morales – subsequently committed suicide. Judge Baugh’s statements in the…

Pennsylvania NOW Supports Agenda for Women’s Health Bills

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pennsylvania NOW Supports Agenda for Women’s Health Bills HARRISBURG, May 11, 2015- The Pennsylvania state chapter of the National Organization for Women (PA NOW) is proud to support the bicameral, bipartisan Women’s Health Caucus as they roll out another round of bills as part of the comprehensive Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health,…

Working Towards An Immigrant-Friendly Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Immigration Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a statewide pro immigration community advocacy organization. PA NOW Vice-President Michele Hamilton attended their first statewide coalition meeting in Harrisburg March 22-23. Many areas of Pennsylvania are represented in the coalition, and participant countries of origin include Mexico, Guatamala, Vietnam, Bhutan, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Albania, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia,…

Right Wing Extremists Defeated Over DHS Provision

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by Pat Reuss & NOW VP Action Bonnie Grabenhoffer The last election and the current session of Congress have been a bit discouraging so it’s especially welcome when we can share a success story of how NOW took action which then led to a victory. You may have heard about the harmful immigration provisions that…

Action Alerts

Calling All Western PA Activists!

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Keystone Progress is headed to Erie for the North by Northwest PA Progressive Summit on August 30th. This event is open to community leaders, government and non profit organizations, students and concerned citizens. Learn more about a variety of issues including: LGBTQ nondiscrimination, ensuring voter rights and civil participation, fighting structural racism and the importance…

Oppose Mandatory Drug Testing to Receive Public Assistance

This is a letter sent to House members from the Making Work Pay Coalition of which PA NOW is a member. The Coalition is spearheaded by Women’s Way: June 22, 2015 Dear Representative: RE: Opposition to Amendment 02247 for H.B. 1164 The Making Work Pay PA Coalition is a statewide group of advocacy and direct…

Fight for $15 & A Union!

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Let Stephen Colbert convince you to join Pennsylvania NOW and many others on April 15th for the Fight for $15. Stand with low-wage workers in the fight for a living wage! The rally begins at 3PM at Broad and Arch in Philadelphia. Find out more: http://pennsylvanianow.org/events/fight-for-15-philadelphia/ and online at April15.org. Tweet

NOW Urges US Senate to Confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General

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Join NOW Wednesday and Thursday (March 11 & 12) in calling the Senate using a special toll free number, 866-338-5720, to demand confirmation of Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynch will make an outstanding Attorney General and they should vote to confirm her without delay! Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Attorney Loretta…

Stop Earned Sick Days Preemption in PA Senate!

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It’s been less than a month since Philadelphia’s Earned Sick Time bill was signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter and already the Pennsylvania State Senate is moving to quash it with a bill that pre-empts municipalities from passing their own bills concerning earned sick time. The bill would amend Title 53 governing municipalities, prohibiting…

Tell Congress to #StopTheCuts!

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On Tuesday, February 3rd at 2pm ET/11am PT, join the Coalition on Human Needs, MomsRising.org, MoveOn.org and PA NOW, and others for a Twitterstorm. Tell Congress that their FY2016 budget must protect programs that promote shared prosperity and help our nation’s most vulnerable. Strong, well-funded federal programs create jobs, grow the economy, reduce inequality, and…