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National Organization for Women

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Webinar: The Federal Budget is a Feminist Issue

Register NOW Join us by webinar on June 30

Open to NOW leaders, activists, and supporters

Terry O’Neill, National NOW President, will discuss how the budget discussion affects women. It will be a 15 minute presentation, followed by questions.

Title: The Budget Deal is a Feminist Issue
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT

The situation is critical: Fiscal year 2012 budget negotiations are taking place behind doors with party leaders and the White House. The economic safety net for women, low-income families, persons with disabilities, young children and seniors is at stake. Threatened are programs that women disproportionately depend on, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Head Start and many others. Additionally, scores of government programs that disproportionately employ women are at stake. Draconian spending caps and a risky balanced budget proposal could be part of the package.

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If you have any difficulties registering - for example, if you registered but did not get a follow-up email to connect to the webinar - please contact 1-805-617-7000.

System Requirements for PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

System Requirements for Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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TAKE ACTION: Visit Your Senators

The week of July 2 - 10, the Senate will be in their home districts. We need NOW leaders and activists to meet with their Senators to tell them not to sell women out in the budget negotiations. Please schedule your meetings now, so you have a better chance of meeting with the Senator and key staff. Questions about setting up an advocacy appointment, webinar, budget, etc.? Contact Anita Lederer, NOW Field Organizer, at fieldorg@now.org or 202-628-8669 ext. 134.

NOW President Terry O'Neill on "The Rachel Maddow Show"


On Wednesday, June 8, Terry O'Neill was on The Rachel Maddow Show talking about reproductive rights and the war on women.

Watch the video on line »

Conference Fire-Sale

Bring an extra bag to Tampa! T-shirts will be sold at an extra low rate to chapters for use in your local fundraising efforts.

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