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NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.
Women know that the chained CPI threatens their economic security. It results in an immediate benefit cut for Social Security beneficiaries, and the damage continues to escalate over time.
James Taranto doesn't need a national platform for demeaning women and condoning rape. He has demonstrated how out of touch he is; now he needs to be out of a job.
Urge the Senate to pass S. 1752. Your email message and your call – yes, please also call your senators – could make the critical difference. Seven more senators are needed to meet the 60 vote threshold to overcome a filibuster challenge.
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to take steps to reduce income inequality. NOW could not agree more. If, as the president has said, American workers feel that the deck is stacked against them, for women, the cards are marked.
January 22, 2014, marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman's constitutional right to abortion. This anniversary arrives -- once again -- in the midst of a continuing war on women's access to the entire range of reproductive health services; this includes birth control, breast exams, cervical cancer screenings and STD screening/treatment, in addition to abortion care.
Every woman has the right to have the children she wants, raise the children she has, plan her own family and make her own health care decisions. That means women must have the social, economic and political power to pursue their goals. We will not rest until that is a reality for all women, in all communities.
Terry O'Neill's new post at The Huffington Post: "It's taken too long, but finally we're having a national conversation about income inequality.
President Obama is said to be preparing a State of the Union address that will announce specific measures to address income inequality, and the Democrats are preparing to make economic disparity a defining issue in the 2014 elections."
The U.S. Senate today made history by voting to confirm Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve. Practically one hundred years to the day from when the Federal Reserve was created, the central bank finally has its first woman president. It's about time.