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Stand With Planned Parenthood!

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Find out how you can help https://istandwithpp.org/events. From Planned Parenthood: Once again, a group of anti-abortion activists has attacked Planned Parenthood doctors, nurses, and patients with false accusations. And once again, their political allies are seizing on these accusations as an excuse to push the same dangerous agenda — shut down health centers and cut…

2015 Pennsylvania NOW Convention

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Take Action for Justice!The Pennsylvania state chapter of the National Organization for Women (PA NOW) is pleased to announce our upcoming 2015 Convention “Taking Action for Justice” to be held at the Hilton Harrisburg on October 24, 2015 from 9AM to 5PM, hosted by the Harrisburg NOW chapter. Tickets are available online at 2015PANOWConvention.Eventbrite.com. NOW…

20-Week Abortion Ban Moving in the US Senate

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Contact your Senators today. In PA, that’s Senator Casey Toll Free: (866) 802-2833 and Senator Toomey (202) 224-4254. On Friday, the US House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. It is not expected to pass in the Senate, but it looks like Republicans will try to now fast-track a 20-week abortion ban bill. Contact…

GOP Presidential Debate Debacle & Ongoing Attacks on Family Planning

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt spoke with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show about how 11 people seeking the highest office in the land acted as if women and their concerns and issues don’t even exist. Worse, the only female Republican presidential candidate, told outright lies about abortion footage that actually in fact doesn’t…

Calling All Western PA Activists!

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Keystone Progress is headed to Erie for the North by Northwest PA Progressive Summit on August 30th. This event is open to community leaders, government and non profit organizations, students and concerned citizens. Learn more about a variety of issues including: LGBTQ nondiscrimination, ensuring voter rights and civil participation, fighting structural racism and the importance…

Two Transgender Rights Bills Firsts for PA

Pennsylvania NOW is proud to support to first of its kind transgender rights bills in the state, introduced by Philadelphia Representative Mark Cohen. The right to determine one’s gender identity and to be able to transition medically is often unavailable to those marginalized due to gender identity and poverty. NOW supports healthcare autonomy, the idea…

Oppose Mandatory Drug Testing to Receive Public Assistance

This is a letter sent to House members from the Making Work Pay Coalition of which PA NOW is a member. The Coalition is spearheaded by Women’s Way: June 22, 2015 Dear Representative: RE: Opposition to Amendment 02247 for H.B. 1164 The Making Work Pay PA Coalition is a statewide group of advocacy and direct…

Equality & Justice NOW: The Agenda for Women’s Health

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Pennsylvania NOW President and Equality & Justice NOW host Caryn Hunt talks with Carol Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project about the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health, a new legislative initiative that looks at the intersection between women’s equality status and health impacts. Tweet