Philadelphia, March 18th, 2016— The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), ( a key feminist advocacy group in the region) is praising the resignation of Justice Eakin and renews their call to have District Attorney Seth Williams remove the three tainted prosecutors also involved in the ‘Porngate’ scandal. At the very least he should immediately reduce their pay retroactive to their demotions.
President Natalie Catin-St. Louis, on Eakins resignation said “This is a START. I’m pleased that after months of denial, deflection, and disowning Justice Eakin is finally listening to NOW and all the people of PA and doing the only honorable thing left; resigning. District Attorney Williams needs to follow his example and purge his office of everyone that was involved in this scandal. ” she said. She continued, “We’ll continue to speak up and speak out against racists, misogynistic and homophobic individuals who occupy offices which represent our constituents. We will continue to shed light on this situation until all involved have resigned.”
Last year NOW launched a petition calling on DA Williams to fire the three DA’s implicated in the scandal and it received a 1,000+ signatures. They have no ruled out another public campaign to hold the DA accountable in light of the additional resignation related to Porngate.
The National Organization for Women:
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.