NOW MOURNS THE PASSING OF LOUISE SLAUGHTER
Congresswoman Slaughter’s unique voice in Congress has grown not only from the policies she has championed, but also from the path she took as a pioneering woman in public office. Louise has always been an advocate for women’s rights and equality. Whether it was fighting for equal pay for equal work, as the co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, co-authoring the Violence Against Women Act or as the first woman ever to chair the Rules Committee, she was a leader in protecting and advocating for progress on issues important to women.
Louise will be greatly missed. We will continue to fight on and send a strong message to Washington that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on women, reproductive health care and access to Planned Parenthood services – We will not be silent – WE MUST SPEAK UP! — Rochester NOW President Jaclyn Richard.
EQUAL PAY DAY – APRIL 10
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Unhappy Hour – bring your signs to protest unfair pay. Across the street from the AAUW Perkins Mansion at 494 East Ave.
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Closing the Gender Wage Gap with special speaker NYS Dept. of Labor Roberta Reardon.
SPEAK UP. RISE UP. ACT NOW.
Rochester NOW President Jaclyn Richard was the guest on “Still I Rise,” a Rochester area radio program that interviews women who rise up to strengthen our community. Listen at http://RochesterNOW.org/audio/
NOW members take action to:
- Advance equality and justice for all people.
- Hold our elected leaders accountable and demand they denounce racism, sexism, and bigotry.
- Stand up for reproductive justice and access to healthcare.
- Take on the economic inequality that drives our division.
- Take rape seriously and dismantle toxic masculinity and rape culture in one generation.
- Elect pro-women’s rights and pro-choice leaders.
- Challenge the forces that deny climate change and environmental science.
- Ensure New York remains an inclusive safe haven for women, girls, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, those with disabilities, and all Americans.
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