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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…

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…

Victory For Women’s Lives, Health and Safety

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Today the Supreme Court handed down a victory for Women’s Rights. In Whole Women’s Health vs Hellerstedt, the most significant abortion rights case since Planned Parenthood vs Casey, the Court decided in favor Whole Women’s Hear, striking down two provisions of H.R. 2. The first required all on abortion clinics in the state meet the…

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

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 its 50th anniversary, having worked for women’s rights since 1966. The movement was born from a drive to end sex discrimination in employment that emerged at the third National Conference of Commissions on the Status…

VOTE on April 26th! PA NOW PAC Endorsements

Pennsylvania NOW PAC has posted all their 2016 Primary endorsements on their PAC page. The National Organization for Women endorsed Hillary Clinton early in the campaign. The state PAC endorsed Josh Shapiro for Attorney General (statement) among other great candidates for state office. Philadelphia NOW PAC and Southeast Pennsylvania NOW PAC endorsements are also on…

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…

DUMP TRUMP!

Statement by NOW President Terry O’NeillIt’s said that the true definition of a political “gaffe” is when a politician accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his or her head, and Donald Trump’s latest comments about punishing women for having abortions couldn’t be a better example. The fact is that the anti-abortion…

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…