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Pennsylvania’s Response to President Obama’s ICE Raids: STOP

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2016 Contact: Sundrop Carter; sundropcarter@paimmigrant.org, 610-217-8222 President Obama and Secretary Jeh Johnson ruined the holidays for families across the nation.  Just two days before Christmas, the Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to deport thousands of parents and children who have fled extreme violence in Central America.  Honduras, Guatemala,…

Holtzclaw Guilty; Rape Culture Gets A Pass

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Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape in Oklahoma, but rape culture is still being let off the hook. The former Oklahoma City police officer was accused of sexually assaulting thirteen African American women in the neighborhood he patrolled. Like so many other predators, Holtzclaw figured he could assault his victims with impunity, calculating that…

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…

Zero-Tolerance Schools: Safe Haven or Danger Zone?

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Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2015 – It’s one thing to know the statistics showing how Black women and girls are victims of police killings, sexual assault and abusive treatment. It’s another to see it happening in real time on cellphone video. It happened last June at a swimming pool in Texas, and it happened…

NOW Urges US Senate to Confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General

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Join NOW Wednesday and Thursday (March 11 & 12) in calling the Senate using a special toll free number, 866-338-5720, to demand confirmation of Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynch will make an outstanding Attorney General and they should vote to confirm her without delay! Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Attorney Loretta…

Right Wing Extremists Defeated Over DHS Provision

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by Pat Reuss & NOW VP Action Bonnie Grabenhoffer The last election and the current session of Congress have been a bit discouraging so it’s especially welcome when we can share a success story of how NOW took action which then led to a victory. You may have heard about the harmful immigration provisions that…

Super Bowl Ads Focus Attention on Domestic Violence

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by PA NOW Vice-President Michele Hamilton The headline for Forbes online this week stated “Domestic Violence Dominates the Super Bowl”. My first thought was, “How do two ads constitute ‘dominating’ the Super Bowl in the mist of 500 other commercials that commodify women and relationships.” My second thought was “I wish that a thoughtful analysis…

Be Bold Road Trip Comes to Philly!

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The Bravemobile is coming to Philly! Come and see it from 11AM to 4:30PM at LOVE Park (north side of JFK Plaza along Arch St). Rally at 2:30PM. Unite to lift the bans that deny abortion coverage to low-income women. Sign the petition. Snap a selfie. Dare to Declare your support. Sign the petition! All*…