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Guest Blog: Isha Dalal Gives Connecticut a Voice

Isha Dalal, a seventeen-year-old senior at Trumbull High School, is the creator and founder of the organization CT Voice. CT Voice has the goal of getting teens involved in making social change–whether it’s issues like illiteracy or lack of education, like the organization is working on currently, or cyber bullying and other social issues. Isha […]

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Guest Blog: Kennedy Williams Empowers Young Women Through Girl Scout Sisterhood

Kennedy Williams, a student from Glastonbury, Connecticut, has an abundance of accomplishments for a woman of her young age. The high schooler from Glastonbury High School has been a Girl Scout since the age of four, initially drawn to the caring and supportive environment of the organization. In the past few years, Kennedy has earned […]

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Guest Blog: Leadership, Girl Scouts, and Community with Alexis Volpe

Alexis Volpe, a senior from Middletown, Connecticut, is doing some awesome things.   The seventeen-year-old has been a Girl Scout since she was little, and the organization has enabled her to be a leader and impact her community in many positive ways.   Alexis has accomplished a multitude of things. As of now she serves as a Girl […]

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Guest Blog: 2017, The Year of Women RARING to Run!

WOW! What a difference a GLOBAL Women’s March makes! Since that March, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale (WCSYale.org) has been flooded with inquiries from women raising their hands excited to learn more about our five day training the week of June 5th, and wanting to learn more about getting civically engaged. Since the March, […]

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In the Name of Feminism… Be Conscious About Dairy.

There’s no question about it: a mother’s love is unparalleled to any other bond, even from the day we are conceived. After carrying us for nine long months, from the moment we are born, through childhood obstacles, high school heartbreaks, and any other struggle we may have in life: our moms are always there to […]

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Schools Must Protect Girls of Color, in DC and across the US

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The recent revelations about missing Black and Latina girls in Washington, D.C. raises some questions that go beyond the facts as reported in the media. A spokesperson for Washington D.C.’s mayor said, “oftentimes these girls are repeat runaways…So if we really want to help solve this problem and bring […]

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NOW Calls for Bill O’Reilly to be Fired and Demands an Independent Investigation Into the Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The culture of sexual harassment at Fox News must stop. The National Organization for Women (NOW) calls for Bill O’Reilly to be fired and demands an immediate independent investigation into the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News. An investigation by The New York Times revealed that five women […]

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On Equal Pay Day, NOW Reaffirms Commitment to Closing Gender-Race Wage Gap

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: April 4, 2017 marks the day when women ”catch up” to the wages earned by white men in 2016. Women still earn, on average, just 80 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. From this number, it is obvious that an embarrassing pay inequity exists between women […]

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CT NOW ACTION ALERT: Oppose Gorsuch and call for a filibuster!

When Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal asked SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch whether he supported the important 1965 Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut ruling that said a married couple’s right to privacy includes the right to use birth control, Gorsuch refused to answer. Gorsuch, in fact, has refused to answer most questions about his beliefs, but this […]

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ERA Yes!

A statement by national NOW President Terry O’Neill: History was made in Nevada yesterday. The Nevada Assembly’s vote to make Nevada the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is a ringing declaration of support for the explicit guarantee of constitutional rights for women. The failure of the framers to include women in our […]

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