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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

JULY 5, 2011


Webinar: The Federal Budget is a Feminist Issue (Rescheduled)

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, July 7, 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 »

NOW/PAC: Janice Hahn Run-Off Election

Janice Hahn

NOW/PAC has proudly endorsed Democrat Janice Hahn as she challenges Craig Huey (R) in a July 12 run-off election for California's 36th Congressional District seat. The run-off follows the special election for the seat, vacated by retiring Rep. Jane Harman (D). Read more »

NOW's 2011 National Conference in Tampa was a smashing success! Check out the clip of our closing plenary on C-SPAN, which aired this past weekend. Stay tuned for additional photos & videos, conference resolutions, and more!

If you attended the conference, remember to fill out the evaluation survey so next year's conference can be even better.

Tell President Obama and Minority Leader Pelosi to Stand Firm Against Cuts

Take Action!

Tell the president and House leader: please work together to ensure that multi-millionaires and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and that the federal budget is not balanced on the backs of hard-working women who need shelters and after-school programs to stay open and good jobs to support their families. Take action!

NOW Conference Condemns War on Women, Calls for Better Social Security Benefits and "Medicare for All"

NOW wrapped up its National Conference in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, June 26, setting NOW's policy and agenda for the coming year and looking toward the 2012 elections and beyond. Read more »

Action Spotlight

Emergency Rally for Women In The 2012 Budget

On June 24, NOW sent a clear message to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by kicking off our National Conference with an emergency rally outside his office. More than a hundred NOW members and supporters attending the conference gathered to tell the Tea Party senator: "Hands off Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and home rule in the District of Columbia."

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