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12 Easy Things ANYONE can do to Fight for Women’s Rights: A simple and convenient guide to making small, daily contributions

Start having those difficult conversations Of course, there are countless people in the world who can be challenged on their beliefs regarding women’s rights. Starting a dialogue with someone helps to unpack the real issues, whether it’s with your crazy uncle at the dinner table, or even with someone in your class or of a […]

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The Rise In Transgender Homicides Is A National Crisis

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The numbers are horrifying, but they don’t tell the whole story. In one week alone, four transgender black women were murdered in the United States. So far this year, there have been seven murders of transgender people, well above last year’s figure. And 2016 saw the murder of 23 […]

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With #MuslimBan2.0, Donald Trump doubles down on cruelty and prejudice

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: Donald Trump made changes at the margins of his infamous Muslim ban, but with #MuslimBan2.0 he is doubling down on its cruelty and prejudice. The new order is still a Muslim ban, it still does nothing to keep Americans safe, and it still puts tens of thousands of refugee […]

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GOP Health Plan Puts Women’s Health and Lives At Risk

A statement by national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The numbers are horrifying, but they don’t tell the whole story. The Republicans have finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Their plan could hardly be worse for women. The Republican crusade against women’s health care, as laid out in this plan, is truly shocking. […]

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NOW is Going on Strike

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: On Wednesday, March 8, International Women’s Day, women around the country will strike to demand gender equality. The National Organization for Women will proudly take action for human rights alongside them. Women do work of enormous economic value–for unequal or insufficient compensation, and while routinely grappling with gender-based […]

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CT Must Remain a Leader in Reproductive Rights

By Gina Atanasoff Without question, the great state of Connecticut has been a leader in reproductive rights for years. Of course, all citizens deserve equal opportunity, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. … But we also can’t forget about regaining choice over our own bodies. We the American public expect our government to prioritize […]

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When Armed Police Attack Unarmed Children, Adults Need To Speak Out

A statement from NOW President Terry O’Neill: Another gut-wrenching video has been released showing unchecked police violence against unarmed–and in this case underaged–civilians. This time, it’s an off-duty officer in Anaheim, CA who was enraged when a young girl walked across his lawn. He responded by calling her a “C-word” and when a 13-year old boy […]

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Shame on Donald Trump for Rolling Back Rights for Transgender Students

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: Donald Trump’s decision to discriminate against transgender students is a shameful and unconstitutional attack on civil rights and human decency. Title IX is clear—the federal law prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational programs. Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and Betsy DeVos are choosing to ignore Title IX in order to please […]

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Attention Must Be Paid to Jehmu Greene’s Candidacy for DNC Chair

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: As the DNC gathers this weekend to choose a new party chair, they would be wise to listen to the progressive, feminist voice of Jehmu Greene. Women, especially women of color, have been the backbone of the Democratic Party for many years, and this was abundantly clear in the […]

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Next Labor Nominee Must Support Workers, Not Exploit Them

A statement from national NOW President Terry O’Neill: The withdrawal of Andy Puzder’s nomination for Secretary of Labor comes at a pivotal time for U.S. workers. Andy Puzder built his business on exploiting workers, bilking them out of fair wages and humane workplace conditions, and using the sexual objectification of women to sell hamburgers. His business model […]

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