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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POWR-PAC Formed to Unite LadiesNationwide, Pass the ERA
May 7, 2012
- People Organizing for Women’s Rights (POWR) was created with the goal ofuniting women across the nation to encourage passage of the Equal Rights Amendment,Imani Gandy, president of POWR, announced today.“Most people don’t know that it is not unconstitutional to deny women equality underthe law. But, as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently pointed out to us, theConstitution does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex,” said Ms. Gandy.“This is why we are seeing a ood of bills come out of state legislatures attacking women.This is why we have to struggle to protect what progress we have made every time electionseason rolls around. This is why it is still legal to pay women less than men, to discriminateagainst mothers seeking jobs, and restrict the availability of health care services for women.This is why our bodies become political footballs and bargaining chips whenever otherissues are raised. Women are tired of this. We want better for the daughters of America, andwe mean to give it to them,” Ms. Gandy added.
People Organizing for Women’s Rights (POWR), is the rst national political actioncommittee (PAC) which leverages social media and other social action tools to combatgender discrimination and inequality at the state and federal level.Team Uterati (“TeamU”) is a broad-based online community initiative which maintainsa complete database of crowd-sourced legislative and other information regardingreproductive rights and women’s health issues nationwide.The Team Uterati Wiki Project (“TeamU Wiki”) is a community-driven social action tool usedby grassroots and netroots activists to combat the ongoing Republican infringement ofwomen’s human rights, and it can also be used by the media to report upon such eorts.