National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry, violates the U.S. constitution. Read more.
NOW was an early proponent of the first Violence Against Women Act, holding a rally on Capitol Hill in 1995 that brought together tens of thousands of activists to demand full funding for the bill. The act must be reauthorized every five years, so 20 years later feminists are still rallying for VAWA. Read more.
NOW Foundation's Love Your Body Campaign is partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association for NEDAwareness Week 2012, themed Everybody Knows Somebody. We will be hosting a Tweet Chat on Wed 2/29 at 4pm Eastern. Stay tuned for more information soon. Read more.
VAWA 2011 was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 2. Next comes the full Senate vote. Right now, 38 senators are co-sponsors, but we need 60 to assure final passage. Call your senators ASAP to make sure they are on board before the floor vote. Take action NOW!
After an overwhelming nationwide reaction to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to cut grant funds from Planned Parenthood, the board of directors announced a new revision to its funding policy. Read more.
NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Suzanne Bonamici (D) soundly defeated Tea Party favorite Rob Cornilles (R) in the Jan. 31 special election in Oregon's 1st Congressional District. Bonamici, a strong supporter of NOW's issues, will be the first woman in recent years to be part of Oregon's congressional delegation. Read more.
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