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 »
James Taranto doesn’t need a national platform for demeaning women and condoning rape. He has demonstrated how out of touch he is; now he needs to be out of a job.
NOW Comments on President Obama’s State of the Union Address: A Step in the Right Direction, But We Can Do More
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to take steps to reduce income inequality. NOW could not agree more. If, as the president has said, American workers feel that the deck is stacked against them, for women, the cards are marked.
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Terry O’Neill writes for CNBC: “The outcry over AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong’s comment that the birth of two “distressed babies” led to his decision to change the company’s 401 (k) plan was jaw-droppingly callous. But it is only part of the real story. When the firestorm hit, this particular CEO was able to walk back his comment and reverse the decision to scale back employee benefits. But under the radar, kicking the foundation away from employee retirement security is looking more and more like the new normal.”
Candice Bernd writes for Truth Out: “Soon after her gubernatorial campaign pulled in a fundraising boost, the Dallas Morning News reported during the weekend on discrepancies in Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ life story. Her opponents and right-wing pundits hav…
Actress Kelly Rutherford attends a lunch in honor of the NOW Foundation for its work in the family court system.
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On a single day last year, domestic violence support programs were unable to meet 9,641 requests for help, from emergency shelter to legal representation, according to the latest census from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).
The Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal to block military commanders from sexual assault cases and move prosecution outside the chain of command.
“All Families Healthcare, a family medicine and reproductive health-care facility in Kalispell, Montana—one of four abortion clinics in the state—was broken into late Monday night and severely vandalized. Susan Cahill, a physician assistant who manages the office, told RH Reality Check that she believes the break-in was part of a coordinated effort to intimidate the facility into no longer providing abortion care.”