“We are well into the 21st century, yet women ski jumpers still are not permitted to compete at their sport’s highest level,” said Kim Gandy in a statement issued at a Women’s Ski Jumping USA rally held in Vancouver, Canada.
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NOW is proud to open its national conference in Detroit, Michigan on July 13. The last National NOW Conference in the Motor City was 30 years ago, and women have gained much ground during that time. With the inspiration of thrilling speakers, the wide range of exhilarating workshops, and the energy of women nationwide hungry for change, this year’s NOW conference is sure to make a lasting impact on the struggle for women’s equality.
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court split 5-4 in two cases regarding the use of racial classifications to prevent segregation of public schools in Louisville, Kentucky and Seattle, Washington. The majority ruling struck down the voluntary plans designed to increase racial balance in those school districts.
Today the National Organization for Women and our allies are calling attention to the persistent wage gap between women and men by observing Equal Pay Day. This year we pause on April 24 — symbolizing the day that women workers finally “get out of the red” and their 2006-2007 earnings finally equal men’s earnings from last year alone.
Legal Momentum and the National Organization for Women (NOW) today filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) alleging sex discrimination in 34 of the first 100 programs funded by the Bush Administration under its new “Responsible Fatherhood” initiative. According to the program summaries on the HHS web site, the 34 programs are providing job training services to men but not to women.
“NOW is so pleased that Harvard will finally have a female president — and it has only taken them 371 years. Larry Summers, we couldn’t have done it without you,” said NOW President Kim Gandy.