WASHINGTON – On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, recognizing the Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion care. Forty-six years later, Roe is still the law of the land—but just barely. Since Roe, state and federal lawmakers have attempted to pass hundreds of restrictions… Read more »
WASHINGTON – January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national observance to honor the memory of the civil rights advocate. But we should also remember that Martin Luther King Jr. was an early and dedicated supporter of women’s rights. As a preacher at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1950s,… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, January 16 is Religious Freedom Day, an observance that marks the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. The United States was founded by people fleeing religious persecution, and the Founders took great care to protect the freedom to practice their faith, as well as the freedom to practice… Read more »
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: NOW Salutes Our Co-Founder Pauli Murray (1910 – 1985) A feminist icon ahead of her time who challenged race and gender discrimination in legal, societal, academic and religious circles. Pauli’s Legacy Lives On – Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray (1910-1985), great grand-daughter of enslaved persons, was a talented poet, thoughtful autobiographer and historian,… Read more »
NOW President Toni Van Pelt discusses the sexual misconduct allegations facing Roy Moore on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber.
“We are really concerned because it would make tough, tense negotiations between couples even worse.”
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Spurred by grass-roots activism aimed at lifting the stigma surrounding menstruation, the lawmakers are proposing measures to provide broad access to menstrual products for women. Their efforts include exempting tampons and pads from state and local taxes, compelling prisons to stop charging inmates for the supplies and making them available for free at public schools and workplaces.
“Last month, the federal government signaled its intention to roll back protections critical to the health, safety and welfare of vulnerable nursing home residents. The rule they want to eliminate bans the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements. These agreements require older adults, people with disabilities and their families to waive their rights to the judicial system before a dispute even arises. Then, any dispute, even abuse or neglect, and regardless of how egregiously they’ve been harmed, is forced into secretive arbitration proceedings.”