50 Years of NOW

by Megan E. Bloom (mbloom@sungazette.com), originally printed in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette This month the National Organization for Women will mark…

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DUMP TRUMP!

It’s said that the true definition of a political “gaffe” is when a politician accidentally reveals something truthful about what…

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News

We must change culture of oppression in addition to the laws

In light of recent violence I am reminded of the quote from Nikki Giovanni, “The 60s were one big funeral day”. It is hard to know how best to respond to the multiple emotions that communities throughout Pennsylvania and the United States are feeling. Our nation was founded on very high principles of individual rights…

Philly NOW & PA NOW Statement on Raising the Retirement Age for Judges

Philadelphia NOW and Pennsylvania NOW oppose the proposal on the 2016 primary ballot to raise the retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. Keeping the mandatory retirement age at 70 at least ensures that there is some chance of turnover, other than by death or resignation. Judges routinely win retention elections despite well-publicized examples…

Broad Coalition Behind Mayor’s Budget Proposals Grows

Press Release 3-10 City of Phila/Mayor’s Office PHILADELPHIA – Today, School District leaders, FOP Lodge 5, the Dominican Cultural Association, Philadelphia NOW, the Maternity Care Coalition and other community leaders joined the broad coalition supporting the Mayor’s budget proposals. Their statements of support follow. These Philadelphians join the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, 32BJ SEIU, Philadelphia…

Native American Community Group Releases Illustrated ABC Handbook Detailing Steps for Young Native Women to Take When Raped

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Native American Community Group Releases Illustrated ABC Handbook Detailing Steps for Young Native Women to Take When Raped A Community Generated Response to a Systemic Sexual Assault Problem Facing Native Women Lake Andes SD, February 22, 2016 – Today, The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) published What To Do When You Are…

Action Alerts

Giving Tuesday is here!

Dear members, friends and allies, This has been a hard year in politics for feminist and progressive issues, but we at Pennsylvania NOW remain strong and united in exposing sexism, racism and xenophobia and fighting for women’s rights. Just this year, we celebrated National NOW’s 50th anniversary, endorsed fabulous feminist political leaders, and did actions…

Candlelight Vigil for Orlando Massacre Victims

If you are in Philly, come out and stand in solidarity against hatred and violence and for equality and love. The Vigil for the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre begins at 6:45PM on the North side of Philadelphia’s City Hall. Details are here.   Tweet

Don’t Punish Women: Stop the 20-Week Ban!

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Your voice is urgently needed!! Tell your state lawmakers to oppose HB 1948, the 20-week ban! Monday, April 4th, extremist GOP lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s House slammed a 20-week abortion ban bill through the House Health Committee; the bill was first introduced on Friday, April 1st. Those on the Republican-majority committee who supported the bill refused…

NOW’s Terry O’Neill: Get Big Money Out of Politics & Restore Voting Rights!

Statement by NOW President Terry O’Neill: The vast majority of people in this country support women’s access to a full range of reproductive health care, including abortion and birth control, without interference by politicians. And yet, right-wing legislators continue to wage a war on women by protecting special interests and attacking our constitutional right to…

Support Roe v. Wade on January 22nd

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Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and Friday, January 22 marks the 43rd anniversary. Please do what you can to support access to abortion care – essential healthcare for women – by coming out to rallies, blogging, posting or tweeting about it. Too many lawmakers (the vast majority of whom will never…

PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Support HB 1581

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YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled tomorrow to consider House Bill 1581 that would enact the crime of strangulation with appropriate penalties to hold perpetrators accountable for the violent and life-threatening act. Please join the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in asking members of the House Judiciary Committee to support…