Posts Categorized: Economic Justice

Congress Must Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and Stop the Theft of Women’s Wages

WASHINGTON — At this very moment, the U.S. House of Representatives has the opportunity to advance legislation — more than 20 years in the making — that will finally begin to close the pay gap between women and men. The National Organization for Women (NOW) strongly supports the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) and urges… Read more »

This International Women’s Day NOW Celebrates Activists at Home and Abroad

Activists play the extremely important role of creating and cultivating change in society, sometimes defying strict cultural norms or putting themselves in danger. As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, NOW is dedicated to taking initiative in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, and eliminating all forms of discrimination. This… Read more »

On International Women’s Day, NOW Celebrates the Courage, Commitment and Accomplishments of Feminists Around the World

WASHINGTON – We observe International Women’s Day on March 8, paying tribute to women’s achievements and the ongoing campaign for equality. Although women of the world may be separated by language, geography, and culture, we are united in activism and energy. NOW celebrates the women who are making a global difference and inspiring us here… Read more »

Paycheck Fairness Act Letter to Congress

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 9:00 AM, Democratic Members of Congress will join national organizations to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act ten years after the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by President Barack Obama. Women working full-time, year-round still earn 80 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by men. One key way to start closing the pay gap… Read more »