WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor who was convicted by a jury of sexual misconduct with a child is getting the Jeffrey Epstein treatment by a Florida judge. Mark Fugler was sentenced to 15 years in prison in June for showing pornographic material to a 7-year old girl, masturbating in front of… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities – and the women and girls among them are suffering the most. Those fleeing to the U.S. are seeking refuge from sexual violence, assault and poverty and they deserve a fair and humane immigration process. If they are to be held in these prisons,… Read more »
“Black women are still not fully recognized in their authentic selves for the unique and powerful assets and experiences they can contribute,” said Christian F. Nunes, Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and chair of NOW’s Racial Justice Committee.
“The wage gap is a blatantly unfair vestige of a patriarchal labor system that haunts women’s economic potential throughout their lives. …That is why we desperately need the Paycheck Fairness Act.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ninety-nine years ago we finally saw the end of men’s denial of women’s fundamental right to vote. Through 150 years of organizing, protesting and perseverance suffragists broke the unjust constraints on women’s constitutional rights as citizens. As we near the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote being enshrined in the constitution, we… Read more »
Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a date that acknowledges both the racial and gender pay gap that significantly impacts Black women in the workforce.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s the bottom of the barrel, and then there’s Steve King. The Congressman from Iowa, who defended white supremacy, has now come out with a defense of rape and incest. It’s beyond obvious that Steve King has to resign his seat in politics, apologize to the people of Iowa and find something to do that doesn’t involve… Read more »
Important first steps toward change “include a meaningful vote on gun violence legislation and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate simply must act to stop the violence,” the NOW president said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The white nationalist who killed twenty people in El Paso targeted more than innocent shoppers and families from both sides of the border. He was aiming to promote the racist, hateful views of a toxic online community that’s been emboldened by what they hear from Donald Trump and his enablers on cable news and online. Before committing his act of… Read more »
But Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, didn’t shy away from coming out swinging and naming names. “Donald Trump’s racist attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and his hateful comments about Baltimore reveal his craven political agenda of stoking racial fear and division to win re-election,” Van Pelt said. “Our supporters know… Read more »