Employees of Amazon and Starbucks are making progress in their unionization efforts with these giant companies. The timing for bringing forward legislation in the Senate that would strengthen efforts of workers to organize is called for. In his State of the Union Message, President Biden called for passage of the PRO Act.
The use of mifepristone has increased significantly over the years. In 2017, 40 percent of all recorded abortions and 60 percent of abortions performed up to 10 weeks of gestations – though the rate is likely higher due to self-managed abortions which are not recorded. Most women seeking abortions now use this safe and effective medication.
The tragic police-involved murder of George Floyd this spring and a succession of tragic police-involved fatal shootings that followed prompted a historic public outcry by tens of millions in the U.S. and elsewhere.
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, which has clinched a 6-3 majority on the high court, we should not expect to win many cases related to women’s rights. Those cases that pertain to reproductive rights are clearly in peril.
NOW helped prepare a detailed set of policy recommendations for a new administration, focusing on the needs of women of color and marginalized communities. Entitled, Women Demand: A Letter to the Federal Elected Officials and Candidates from the Women’s Community, the letter was signed by more than 200 organizations, including 34 NOW chapters.