WASHINGTON – Today marks Equal Pay Day – a stark reminder that women still make less than their male counterparts in the workplace. On average, what a man earns in 12 months will take a woman a little over 15 months to make. Though we still have a great deal of progress to go, we… Read more »
NOW has officially announced the endorsement of Senator Nan Rich for governor of Florida. With states laws such as Stand Your Ground and attacks on birth control and abortion rights, it is now more important than ever to elect someone who will put women first. During her time in the Florida Legislature, Rich provided steadfast… Read more »
National and Florida NOW Call for Resignation of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey: Corey Seeking 60-year Sentence for Marissa Alexander
The Office of State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years if she is convicted for a second time. Alexander was previously sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband in Jacksonville, FL. Her conviction was overturned on appeal, but State Attorney Angela Corey wasted… Read more »
NOW In The News
The pay gap in Louisiana is the second worse in the country, and women’s rights activists–including the Louisiana NOW president–are speaking out against the disparity.
NOW’s campaign to get Janet Yellen selected as the new Federal Reserve Chair is paying off.
Terry speaks on voter turnout during the midterms and other feminist priorities on Ed Shultz’s radio show.
NOW Read This
The New York Times Editorial Board writes: “[I]n representing the full-time wages of a working woman against that of a full-time working man, [the 77-cent figure] reflects overt discrimination as well as more nuanced gender-based factors, like the fact that women are disproportionately concentrated in the lowest-paying fields and not well-represented in higher-paying fields. Of… Read more »
Charles M. Blow writes for the New York Times: ”If more Americans — particularly young people and less-wealthy people — went to the polls, we would have a better functioning government that actually reflected the will of the citizenry. “But, that’s not the way it works. Voting in general skews older and wealthier, and in… Read more »
Heidi Hartman writes for the the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: “The wage gap figure reflects a number of different factors: discrimination, lower earnings in occupations mainly done by women, and also the fact that women still tend to be the ones to take more time off work when families have children. Just because the… Read more »