Monday, June 20, 2011

Supreme Court Sides With Sexism. Again.


National Organization for Women


Wal-Mart Always Discriminates, Donate today to help NOW keep up our fight for economic justice for all women!

After 10 long years, a final decision has been handed down in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the largest class-action lawsuit in our nation's history. It's not good.

Today, a Supreme Court majority ruled against women by siding with the country's largest employment discriminator, saying Wal-Mart, essentially, is too big to sue. The brave women, led by Betty Dukes, who stood up to Wal-Mart at great personal sacrifice, were told simply they're on their own.

NOW has been fighting Wal-Mart's efforts to systematically dole out pay raises and promotions on the basis of sex for 10 years, and we're willing to keep it up for 100 more if that's what it takes. Will you donate to NOW today to help us secure justice for women workers?

NOW leaders and their allies are already taking action. Tomorrow, women's rights activists will denounce the Supreme Court's decision in cities around the country, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Donate today to help NOW keep up our fight for economic justice for all women.

We can and will undo the damage of this decision. Its cold illogic -- that the bigger a corporation is, the less it need fear being held accountable in a court of law -- must be overturned in the halls of Congress. We are redoubling our efforts to pass a meaningful Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide more effective remedies for victims of sex-based wage discrimination.

Your donation will help us achieve our goals. Please stand with us as we stand with the women of Wal-Mart. Make as generous a donation today as you can.

In solidarity,


Terry O'Neill
NOW President

P.S. Ten years ago NOW declared Wal-Mart a Merchant of Shame, and our chapters have an extensive history of picketing stores around the country. Please donate today to keep NOW, the grassroots arm of the women's movement, strong and loud.

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