National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
JUNE 21, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
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 »
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 »
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.
||Thursday, June 30, 2011
||8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT
NOW must fight to ensure that women are not sold out in this deal. Register NOW »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »