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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…

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.…

Support Roe v. Wade on January 22nd

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Stand in Support of Essential Reproductive Health Care for Women!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…

Women’s Advocates from China Meet With US Advocates & PA NOW

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt, Philadelphia NOW representative Karen Bojar and Maternity Care Coalition Director JoAnne Fischer met with a delegation of women advocates from the China Shenzhen Women’s Federation to exchange knowledge about advocacy campaigns in Pennsylvania and China. Certainly there are cultural differences, but we found many commonalities in our purpose to uplift…

Phila NOW Demands Real Consequences for #Porngate

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An Open Letter to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams from Philadelphia NOW Philadelphia NOW has joined with the women of Philadelphia’s City Council to demand that District Attorney Seth Williams remove Assistant DAs Frank Fina, Marc Costanzo & Patrick Blessington for their involvement in spreading sexist, racist, homophobic and plain old damaging emails all in…

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…

Pennsylvania NOW PAC Finalizing Endorsements

Pennsylvania NOW PAC is finalizing its endorsements for the 2015 General Elections. Find out more at Pennsylvania NOW PAC. The Political Action Committee has expanded its reach into more local races via the Southeast Pennsylvania NOW PAC, and the Philadelphia NOW PAC, and hopes to do more in other areas of the state soon. Tweet