Women are essential to the labor movement–just ask Terry O’Neill, who spoke at the AFL-CIO’s WILD conference.
Posts Categorized: Activism
NOW joined Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Tallahassee to march against Stand Your Ground Laws and Florida prosecutor Angela Corey. “We say to prosecutor Corey: Not only should you resign, you need to stay out of public office for 60 years. Twenty years for Trayvon, 20 years for Jordan, 20 years for Marissa,” said… Read more »
NOW, along with the Color of Change advocacy group, is demanding Florida prosecutor Angela Corey be suspended. “Any way to get her out of office and for her to stay out of office is the goal,” says NOW president, Terry O’Neill.
In preparation for President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia, NOW–along with several other non-profits–signed onto a Congressional letter urging our president to confront the Kingdom’s human rights abuses, which include “violations targeting women.”
“Birth control is not even controversial except for in the minds of a very small — very vocal — but tiny sliver of extremists.” –Terry O’Neill, NOW President. Read more from Terry, and take in the beautiful pictures from the rally.
NOW and other women’s organizations have done a wonderful job spreading awareness of the absurdity that is Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods’ Supreme Court case, but too-often we overlook a simple fact: birth control is about sex.
Today Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law the disastrous bill that undermines union workers’ rights. Despite this enormous injustice, it’s heartening to note the many activists who stood up for the people. Wisconsin NOW strongly opposed Walker’s efforts and called attention to the fact that the bill targets unions comprised largely of women.
There’s been a lot of yammering recently about the death of feminism, how feminists are all old upper-middle class white women, and how women have achieved equality and need to stop whining about sexism because it’s a personal problem.
So, you’re committed to the cause and fired up for feminist activism. What now? How do you get informed on issues and decide what direction to take?
We were in Boston at the National NOW Conference’s Political Roundtable, where women politicians and women who worked in politics were discussing how to advance women’s rights through electoral politics.