Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health

Finally A Woman’s Agenda!

After decades (if not centuries!) of playing defense and trying to explain to largely male legislatures the relationships between reproductive justice, physical safety, economic security, worker fairness and women’s health, the pro-choice Women’s Health Caucus in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly broadly redefines the concept of well-being for women. The Agenda for Women’s Health is a comprehensive…

Pennsylvania NOW Supports Agenda for Women’s Health Bills

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pennsylvania NOW Supports Agenda for Women’s Health Bills HARRISBURG, May 11, 2015- The Pennsylvania state chapter of the National Organization for Women (PA NOW) is proud to support the bicameral, bipartisan Women’s Health Caucus as they roll out another round of bills as part of the comprehensive Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health,…

Equal Pay Day 2015

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Over the past 18 or so months, the gender wage gap in Pennsylvania closed by another penny, to 78%. That is, Pennsylvania women make, on average, 78 cents to every dollar made by their male counterparts. Pay equity in Pennsylvania has been law since 1959, enacted more than five decades ago, when the gap was…

Stop Earned Sick Days Preemption in PA Senate!

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It’s been less than a month since Philadelphia’s Earned Sick Time bill was signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter and already the Pennsylvania State Senate is moving to quash it with a bill that pre-empts municipalities from passing their own bills concerning earned sick time. The bill would amend Title 53 governing municipalities, prohibiting…

PA NOW at the Progressive Summit

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Pennsylvania NOW will be at this year’s Progressive Summit, connecting with other progressive organizations and leaders and hopefully you! It’s shaping up to be an inspiring lineup of speakers and workshops. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards will be there, as will Senator Bernie Sanders. Find out all you need to sign up for this great…

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 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…

PA NOW Supports Agenda for Women’s Health Phase 2 Bills

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pennsylvania NOW Supports the Agenda for Women’s Health Phase 2 Bills HARRISBURG, June 3, 2014- The Pennsylvania state chapter of the National Organization for Women (PA NOW) proudly supports the work of the bicameral, bipartisan Women’s Health Caucus as they roll out a another round of bills as part of their comprehensive…

Pennsylvania’s Agenda for Women’s Health

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Some Facts about the Pennsylvania Agenda For Women’s Health Inspired by New York State’s Women’s Equality Agenda and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Economic Agenda for Women and Families, the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health connects the dots between workplace, poverty and safety issues and women’s health. The Pennsylvania Agenda, spearheaded by the bicameral, bipartisan,…