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Posts Categorized: Economic Justice
It’s “simply discrimination,” said Toni Van Pelt, the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). “It’s taking us over three months on average to earn the same amount of money.” ~ Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women
WASHINGTON — Today, April 2, is Equal Pay Day—marking the number of extra days into 2019 the average woman has to work to earn as much as men did in 2018. Last year, Equal Pay Day was calculated to occur on April 10—meaning that in 2019, women have improved the score by a mere eight… Read more »
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 »
Two kinds of revolution are taking place on Capitol Hill. Both are led by women, and both are transforming politics. But we must remain aware of the old fashioned sexism that threatens to derail these advances.
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 »
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 »
President Trump made it perfectly clear that one of his priorities in nominating justices was their likeliness to overturn Roe v. Wade.
One of the cases on this list more likely to reach the Supreme Court is Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.
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 »