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Beyonce_babyWe need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.

- Beyonce, The Shriver Report

Action Alerts

Immigration Is A Feminist Issue

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PA NOW SUPPORTS NOW MEMBERS IN THEIR 48-HOUR FAST ON NATIONAL MALL AS CULMINATION OF MONTH-LONG WOMEN’S FAST FOR FAMILIES After more than 1500 women fasted in 80 events across 35 states, Washington DC and Mexico City, 100 women converge in DC to host a “Courage Cafe” to feed the courage of Federal leaders to…

UPMC Undermining Equal Employment Protections

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To: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Board of Directors: As leaders and members of the Pittsburgh community, we are deeply disturbed by your recent arguments in court that attempt to dismantle long-standing anti-discrimination laws. This legal challenge is an unprecedented and radical move that, should it prevail, would undo decades of established federal protections…

Stop Another Attempt to Preempt Earned Sick Days

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Just last month HB 1807, a bill to make it impossible for municipalities to enact earned sick time laws (an ALEC model bill), was significantly slowed down by amendments offered by pro-worker, pro-family Representatives in the Pennsylvania House. Now HB 1960, it’s very near twin, is moving quickly in the House and could come up…

Justice For Nizah Morris

Pennsylvania NOW’s letter to PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane: Dear Attorney General Kane, The Pennsylvania National Organization for Women (PA NOW) supports the Justice for Nizah Morris Committee (letter attached) and urges you to “review the facts and the Police Department’s investigation in the Nizah Morris homicide,” as requested by the Police Advisory Commission in…