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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…

Senator Larry Farnese Helps PA #ProtectTheZone

Earlier this month state Senator Larry Farnese re-introduced Senate Bill 1105, a bill to reduce harassment and confrontations between women accessing abortion care and those determined to bar them by mandating a content-neutral buffer zone around the entrances to health clinics. SB 1105 is similar to the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.…

Action Alerts

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…

Your Vote Nov 3 is Crucial!

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Check Out Pennsylvania NOW PAC Endorsees & VOTE Tomorrow!! There are three open seats on the state Supreme Court, for the first time in 300 years. And your vote tomorrow, Tuesday November 3rd is crucial to determining the fate of important issues in the state for years to come: Education Funding, Voter ID Laws, Worker’s…