Pasco County NOW takes action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
In 2014 nearly 5 percent of all active-duty American military women and 1 percent of active-duty men reported at least one incident of unwanted sexual contact.
The film showed both men and women who spoke about their lives and how sexual assault changed them forever. Can you imagine waking up to someone on top of you? Someone whom you work with every day? Someone whom your life depends on trusting? The stories are heartbreaking.
Sexual assaults are reported to commanding officers, however, we learned that at times they were the culprits or didn’t believe or want the disgrace of having a crime on their watch. They would rather ignore or deny. This needs to change.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the armed services committee, has led an effort to remove the ability of senior officers to decide whether to prosecute sexual assault crimes. That authority would be given instead to seasoned military trial lawyers outside the chain of command. The bill has been blocked by a filibuster, but she is working to gather more support.
If you want to support this action, sign the petition on http://www.notinvisible.org/. If you haven’t seen the film, it’s worth seeing. You can watch the trailer on the site. The film is available for streaming through Netflix.
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In Celebration of Reproductive Justice
On this 43rd
anniversary of Roe v. Wade, hear our voices. We are thankful for safe and legal
abortion. It saves the lives of
approximately five thousand women who ...
Posted Jan 22, 2016, 12:10 PM by Elaine Togneri
Pasco NOW Votes for Frances Perkins on $10
Pasco County NOW has voted to recommend placing Frances
Perkins on the $10 bill. The
organization made the decision after considering sixteen prominent US women.
The first female cabinet member ...
Posted Jan 13, 2016, 10:03 AM by Pasco County National Organization for Women
Pasco NOW Names Rep. Amanda Murphy Legislator of the Year
Pasco County NOW is proud to name District 36 Representative
Amanda Murphy Legislator of the Year. First elected in a special election in 2013,
Murphy has been representing the interests ...
Posted Oct 1, 2015, 1:58 PM by Elaine Togneri