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Violence Against Women is Never a Game

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Gamergate: Stalking is No Game From our colleagues at National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women: Violence against women is never a game! Congress must ensure that persons making online threats of assault, sexual violence and death are held accountable. WE NEED YOUR STORIES!!! #stalkingisnogame Trigger warning: rape, murder, violence; this…

Fall 2014 Endorsees & Helping Get Out the Vote

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As in every election, it comes down to you. Please consider helping out our endorsees and find out how you can do more to help Get Out the Vote!It’s time to Get Out the Vote!! Find out about Pennsylvania NOW PAC’s endorsees for the Fall election, and about our push in collaboration with National NOW…

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*…

NMOS14 in Philadelphia

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Philadelphians are gathering this evening at Love Park, Center City, at 7PM to participate in the National Moment of Silence, a peaceful vigil to remember Michael Brown, who was senselessly shot down in Ferguson, MO earlier this week, and to reflect on all the violence inflicted on African American communities and the injustice that follows…

The “Dirty 100”

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These companies, in addition to the more well-known Hobby Lobby and Eden Foods, have filed suits to be exempt from the birth control coverage mandate, because their beliefs preclude others – especially women – having their own beliefs, especially about reproductive choices. They are: American Family Association American MFG Co American Pulverizer Co Annex Medical…

Tell Your Senator to Oppose Pre-emption of Earned Sick Days!

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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence urges the Pennsylvania State Senate to support the version of House Bill 1796 originally passed by the State House, and to remove the problematic pre-emption language that was added in the Senate Local Government Committee. Special interests have repeatedly tried to pre-empt the authority of municipalities to enact their…

Immigration Is A Feminist Issue

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PA NOW SUPPORTS NOW MEMBERS IN THEIR 48-HOUR FAST ON NATIONAL MALL AS CULMINATION OF MONTH-LONG WOMEN’S FAST FOR FAMILIES After more than 1500 women fasted in 80 events across 35 states, Washington DC and Mexico City, 100 women converge in DC to host a “Courage Cafe” to feed the courage of Federal leaders to…

Women’s Fast for Families

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On April 7-9, Harrisburg Area NOW President Shamaine Daniels will join National NOW President Terry O’Neill in a 48-hour Women’s Fast for Families, taking place on the National Mall in Washington, DC. 100 women leaders from across the country will gather for the event to demand fair immigration reform. This event is the culmination of…

UPMC Undermining Equal Employment Protections

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To: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Board of Directors: As leaders and members of the Pittsburgh community, we are deeply disturbed by your recent arguments in court that attempt to dismantle long-standing anti-discrimination laws. This legal challenge is an unprecedented and radical move that, should it prevail, would undo decades of established federal protections…

Stop Another Attempt to Preempt Earned Sick Days

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Just last month HB 1807, a bill to make it impossible for municipalities to enact earned sick time laws (an ALEC model bill), was significantly slowed down by amendments offered by pro-worker, pro-family Representatives in the Pennsylvania House. Now HB 1960, it’s very near twin, is moving quickly in the House and could come up…