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Calling All Western PA Activists!


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…

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…

Fight for $15 & A Union!


Let Stephen Colbert convince you to join Pennsylvania NOW and many others on April 15th for the Fight for $15. Stand with low-wage workers in the fight for a living wage! The rally begins at 3PM at Broad and Arch in Philadelphia. Find out more: http://pennsylvanianow.org/events/fight-for-15-philadelphia/ and online at April15.org. Tweet

NOW Urges US Senate to Confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General


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…

Stop Earned Sick Days Preemption in PA Senate!


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…

Tell Congress to #StopTheCuts!


On Tuesday, February 3rd at 2pm ET/11am PT, join the Coalition on Human Needs, MomsRising.org, MoveOn.org and PA NOW, and others for a Twitterstorm. Tell Congress that their FY2016 budget must protect programs that promote shared prosperity and help our nation’s most vulnerable. Strong, well-funded federal programs create jobs, grow the economy, reduce inequality, and…

Support Earned Sick Time in Philly!


Philadelphia City Councilmembers have twice sent a bill to give workers Earned Sick Time only to have it vetoed by Mayor Nutter. Since then, the Mayor appointed a Task Force to study the issue and make recommendations. At-Large Councilmember Bill Greenlee has once again introduced the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, and the Mayor…

Stand In Support of Roe V. Wade


Pennsylvania NOW is co-sponsoring a Roe v. Wade visibility event in downtown Philadelphia on Thursday, January 22nd on Broad at Walnut from noon to 1PM. Join us and our sister organizations Planned Parenthood, Women’s Way, CHOICE Philly and many other local feminist organizations. It has never been more important to stand up in defense of…

PA NOW at the Progressive Summit


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…

Millions March NYC


Justice for Mike Brown! Justice for Eric Garner! Justice for all those we have lost at the hands of racist cops! #BlackLivesMatter. Our lives matter. All lives matter! On Saturday December 13th, in NYC and in every major city, we march together as one. Our call to action: Demand that the Department of Justice pursue…