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PA NOW Stands Up for #Roe4All!

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt and Philadelphia NOW Treasurer Louise Francis joined volunteers and advocates from Planned Parenthood, Women’s Way, Access Matters, CLUW and many other feminist organizations in Philadelphia to show support for Roe v Wade and access to safe, legal abortion. The US House, after canceling a vote on a 20-week abortion ban…

Equal Pay for Equal Work!

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt testified September 18th before the House Labor and Industry Committee in support of House Bill 1890, which would close loopholes in the existing Pay Equity Act of 1959 (yep, 1959) and end pay secrecy, the practice of not allowing employees to share their salaries. Hunt testified in July before the…

PA NOW Calls for Action in Porn Emails Scandal

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pennsylvania NOW Calls For Commissioner Frank Noonan to Resign PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2014- It’s been a week since Attorney General Kathleen Kane disclosed that hundreds of sexually explicit materials had been shared via email in the Attorney General’s office under Tom Corbett’s leadership. It is appropriate that Pennsylvania Department of Environmental…

Rambold Resentenced – 10 Years for Rape

Stacey Dean Rambold, the Montana teacher previously sentenced by Judge G. Todd Baugh to just a 30-day sentence for rape of his student, 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007, a girl who subsequently committed suicide, was re-sentenced today by Justice Randal Spaulding to 15 years in prison, with 5 years suspended. The re-sentencing and the censure…

East End NOW Marches With Fast Food Workers in Pittsburgh

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East End NOW joined over 100 fast food workers and their supporters for the National protest in Wilkinsburg today marching and picketing McDonalds for fair and livable wage of $15 per hour. About 8 African American workers, young and old, were arrested for the their civil disobedience of disrupting traffic and refusing to disburse as…

About Ferguson

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Mike Brown was senselessly shot dead August 9th by a Ferguson, MO police officer for no reason other than “walking while black.” An ongoing effort to keep these issues in the public eye is gathering momentum in Ferguson. Connect with it via #BlackLifeMatters. Here are some pieces from around the Internet about the tragedy, about…

PA NOW Testifies at Pay Equity Hearing

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt will testify today, 2PM at Philadelphia’s City Hall, in a hearing held by the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on House Bill 1250, which would increase the penalties to businesses who discriminate against their workers on the basis of gender and break the Pay Equity law (enacted in 1959). Here…