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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…

PA NOW Stands Up for #Roe4All!

Roe4AllPHLPennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt and Philadelphia NOW Treasurer Louise Francis joined volunteers and advocates from Planned Parenthood, Women’s Way, Access Matters, CLUW and many other feminist organizations in Philadelphia to show support for Roe v Wade and access to safe, legal abortion. The US House, after canceling a vote on a 20-week abortion ban originally scheduled for today, instead passed H.R. 7, a bill designed to prohibit any federal funds from being used for abortion. Currently, and for the past 35 years because of the Hyde amendment, federal funds can only be used for abortion in cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother. H.R. 7 is, effectively, a total ban on abortion for low income women. Find out why abortion bans don’t work.

Action Alerts

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…

Support Earned Sick Time in Philly!

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Philadelphia City Councilmembers have twice sent a bill to give workers Earned Sick Time only to have it vetoed by Mayor Nutter. Since then, the Mayor appointed a Task Force to study the issue and make recommendations. At-Large Councilmember Bill Greenlee has once again introduced the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, and the Mayor…

Stand In Support of Roe V. Wade

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Pennsylvania NOW is co-sponsoring a Roe v. Wade visibility event in downtown Philadelphia on Thursday, January 22nd on Broad at Walnut from noon to 1PM. Join us and our sister organizations Planned Parenthood, Women’s Way, CHOICE Philly and many other local feminist organizations. It has never been more important to stand up in defense of…

PA NOW at the Progressive Summit

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Pennsylvania NOW will be at this year’s Progressive Summit, connecting with other progressive organizations and leaders and hopefully you! It’s shaping up to be an inspiring lineup of speakers and workshops. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards will be there, as will Senator Bernie Sanders. Find out all you need to sign up for this great…