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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

JUNE 21, 2011


Supreme Court to Women of Wal-Mart: You're on Your Own

Wal-Mart Always Discrminates NOW round

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. Read more »

NOW Declares Emergency Rally for Women in the 2012 Budget Outside Senator Rubio's Tampa Office Friday

As a part of the 2011 National NOW Conference, NOW will hold an emergency rally on Friday, June 24, to protest proposed cuts in the 2012 budget. Hundreds of grassroots feminist activists from around the country will participate in this action. Read more »

Webinar: The Federal Budget is a Feminist Issue

A special session open to NOW leaders, activists, & supporters. NOW President Terry O'Neill will discuss how the budget discussion affects women in a 15-minute presentation, followed by questions.

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT

NOW must fight to ensure that women are not sold out in this deal. Register NOW »

Here They Go Again — AARP Undermining Seniors' Benefits

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, AARP is ready to accept cuts to Social Security benefits — just as budget negotiations reach a critical tipping point. Since this story ran, AARP's CEO has issued a non-denial denial; NOW was not impressed. Read more »

Sexist, Racist Video Gives Presidential Candidates Opportunity to Take Action Against Bigoted Campaign Tactics

As if right on cue, the 'Give us your cash, B--ch!' video popped up this week to prove that sexism and racism are alive and kicking this election season. Read more »

NOW to Address Ongoing War on Women at National Conference in Tampa, Fla.

When the National NOW Conference opens on June 24, hundreds of NOW leaders, members and activists will turn a spotlight on the right-wing war against women. They will spend the next three days strategizing and organizing to stop the ongoing attacks by extremist politicians. Read more »

Radical Budget Proposals Will Harm Economy and Hurt Women & Families

Take Action!

Please tell your House member that: 1) Funding for vital social programs that help women and their families must be protected; and 2) Such measures as the balanced-budget amendment, across-the-board spending caps, and reduction in the cost-of-living allowance will be harmful to the economy and to millions of working women and their families. Take action!

For-Profit College Practices Predatory for Women

For-profit colleges and universities exist to make profits, and they do so by the simple mechanism of selling less value at a much higher cost. Examining both sides of that equation makes clear that taxpayers are supporting an educational-bankruptcy industrial complex that, in the absence of regulation, will continue to force more women and families into the debt horror of a lifetime. Read more »

Conference Spotlight

We hope you'll be joining us this weekend in Tampa at the 2011 National NOW Conference! Remember, it's not too late to attend. Although online registration has closed, you may register on site.

Connect with other conference attendees online by RSVPing to the Facebook event, following or using the hashtag #NOW11 on Twitter, and checking-in on Foursquare when you arrive.

Action Spotlight

National NOW stands in solidarity with the women of Wal-Mart

National NOW and allies protesting in D.C. the day after the Supreme Court released its decision siding with Wal-Mart and against women workers.

View more photos on Facebook »

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


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Say It, Sister! NOW's Blog for Equality Media Hall of Shame


Call on President Obama to stand with the 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia who demand democracy, full equality and full citizenship!

Where: Lafayette Square Park
Date: Sat., June 25, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Click here for more information and to RSVP »

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