National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
APRIL 3, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
During the last three months, a flurry of activity on equal marriage took place in the state legislatures, and we celebrated key victories. But, success wasn't easy, and it doesn't go unchallenged. Read more »
We've all had those conversations in which casual racism rears its ugly head. Speaking up seems difficult at first, but you can get better at it with practice. These tips and answers to common racist assertions can help! Read more »
Stop the War on Women
Baltimore, Md. • June 29 - July 1
Playwright, performer and activist Eve Ensler just confirmed as keynote speaker! So, make sure to arrive early on June 29 to hear Ensler speak at the Friday noon session.
More announced speakers: Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who stood up for women's access to birth control; Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research; Tamika Mallory, national executive director of the National Action Network; and Dr. Vivian Pinn, "a living legend in women's health."
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NOW sister organization AAUW Action Fund is hosting voter education trainings in several cities nationwide – some as soon as this weekend! Check the schedule and plan to attend.
Take action today by calling AND emailing your senators and urging them to co-sponsor, if they are not already on the bill, and to support a "clean" VAWA, with no harmful amendments. Republican senators who have joined as co-sponsors also need positive reinforcement. Take action NOW »
Women have a lot at stake as the Supreme Court considers multiple challenges to the Affordable Care Act, the most important advance in health care in decades. The ACA includes many provisions that specifically benefit women, like contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing and an important prohibition against charging women higher premiums. Read more »
The National Organization for Women is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the African-American teenager shot and killed while walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. Read more »
If anyone doubted the existence of a war on women, the 2013 budget plan announced by Paul Ryan is proof positive. Programs critically important to tens of millions of middle- and low-income women would all fall under the ax if Ryan and his ultra-conservative pals have their way. Read more »
The National Organization for Women congratulates Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth for her victory in the Democratic primary for Illinois's 8th Congressional District. Duckworth won by a large margin, and will go on to face incumbent Republican Congress member Joe Walsh in November. Read more »