The 2011 National NOW Conference is just around the corner -- and I’m writing to invite you to join me at a special gathering on the eve of the conference, at the home of Tampa NOW Board Member Eleanor Cecil.
As a strong supporter of NOW and the NOW Foundation, you have been named a member of our Visionary Circle or President's Circle, and have played a critical role in achieving remarkable gains for the health, safety and well-being of women and girls in the United States.
Today, with the onslaught of what is rightly being called a "war on women," the immediate tasks before us are clear: educate, train and develop leaders around the country -- and elect feminists to office -- to ensure that fundamental reproductive rights are kept in the right hands for generations to come. I want to bring you up-to-date on what we’ve been doing at the National NOW Action Center to fight the unprecedented threats to women’s access to reproductive health care as well as cuts in programs -- like Medicare and Social Security -- that millions of women rely on.
And I welcome your thoughts, ideas and insights as we strategize and map out our action plan from now through the 2012 elections.
If you can join us for a couple of hours of delicious hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, and excellent feminist conversation, please RSVP to Emily Eng, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
WHO: Members of NOW’s Visionary Circle and President’s Circle
WHEN: Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Home of Eleanor Cecil, 1701 Curry Road, Lutz, FL 33549.
GATHER: In the lobby of the conference hotel, Embassy Suites Hotel at University of South Florida. We will drive or take the hotel shuttle bus to Eleanor’s house.
I hope to see you there!