News from NOW
Tuesday, Apr. 12 marks Equal Pay Day, which occurs at a pivotal time for U.S. workers, particularly women. As feminists call attention to the persistent gender wage gap, we would do well to demonstrate its link to the various ways government and big business are breeding economic injustice in this nation.
NOW's Family Law Committee produces a newsletter with current news and information regarding the crisis for mothers and children in family courts. Because this issue touches so many lives, NOW makes this newsletter available to the general public online.
The proposed 2012 Republican budget would wipe out critical social programs crafted over many decades to protect the most vulnerable and safeguard the middle-class. The White House and the Democratic leadership must stand up for simple justice.
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the largest employment class-action suit in U.S. history. The company's challenge seeks to halt the case, which represents more than 1.5 million women, before it even gets to trial.
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for CNN.com: "It was poignant to learn today of Geraldine Ferraro's passing just as the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee was meeting to discuss the upcoming 2012 election cycle."
Conservatives want to severely cut Social Security, even though it has nothing to do with the deficit. NOW is pushing for the Social Security Protection Amendment that says "Hands off Social Security!" Take action today!
NOW is seeking applicants for the temporary, part-time position of Assistant Conference Organizer. The position will begin on March 28 and end on June 30, 2011, and involves 20 hours or less per week. The position will have primary responsibility for booking speakers for NOW's annual conference, to be held June 24-26, 2011, in Tampa Florida.
All NOW chapters, members and supporters are encouraged to find, or even register, local solidarity events on the We Are One national day of action taking place Monday, April 4, 2011.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is seeking an energetic, motivated, self-starter with a commitment to feminist issues to fill the position of Press Secretary. This position is charged with delivering NOW's message to the public through earned placement in a wide range of media outlets. Post is in Washington, D.C.
Announcing the winners of the 2011 Love Your Body poster contest.
"This country needs an equal rights amendment right now, and NOW supports and works toward all strategies to secure its long-overdue ratification," said NOW President Terry O'Neill, referring to the new resolution by Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the amendment introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and other efforts.
Women have made incredible strides in the 100 years since the first International Women's Day, but the challenges ahead of us are extraordinary. The individual atrocities and indignities committed against women every day will not stop until the larger war against women is ended and full equality is guaranteed.
Congress is on the verge of making deep cuts to family planning and other vital programs, which could result in a public health nightmare. Send a message to Congress opposing the elimination of family planning funding and other irresponsible cuts.
Speaker Boehner has declared barring federal funding for abortion care a 'highest priority' -- responding not to the call of his constituents but to the demands of the Catholic bishops. NOW is fighting back against these attacks, which target all forms of reproductive health care and threaten women's lives.
We are encouraging women to speak up and speak out about body image - on camera. A unique video campaign, Let's Talk About It provides a space for women and girls to talk about struggles and success with body image.