National Organization for Women (Philadelphia NOW)
Philadelphia NOW, also known as "Phila-NOW", gives the following descriptive information:
The Philadelphia Chapter was formed in the late sixties but was finally incorporated in 1971. Our Chapter is engaged in working to realize a broad vision for progress for women and their families, which is predicated on intersectionality and inclusion. Our chapter is actively engaged in having a multi-generational membership from diverse communities and all walks of life. We strive to communicate with cultural competence both within the organization and externally. Our priority areas include promoting economic security (increasing the minimum wage, paid sick leave, closing the wage gap, for women, targeted policy and systems changes that can impact assets and wealth); agitating for reproductive justice; pushing for common sense immigration reform and fighting for LGBTQ rights. We meet every second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Location is as listed on our website unless otherwise noted for particular meetings. Please contact us and get involved!
NOW is driven by six core missions:
- Economic Justice.
- Reproductive Justice.
- Gender Equality/Gay Rights.
- Combatting Racism.
- Ending Violence Against Women.
- Constitutional Equality.
In The News
- Coalition Asks Chamber To End Its Legal Challenge To Wage Equity Law, CBS-3, June 27, 2017.
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