National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
MAY 1, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Stop the War on Women
Baltimore, Md. • June 29 - July 1
Eve Ensler will take the stage at the NOW Conference for a full hour on Friday, June 29. NOW is thrilled to have the author of the groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues kicking off our 2012 conference.
A number of truly inspiring women will speak throughout the weekend. These feminist champions have blazed trails for women in health and science, advanced economic justice for women, advocated for access to birth control, run for public office, and made headlines across the country for civil rights. Read more about all our speakers »
Register online NOW, and sign up for conference email updates. The hotel is filling up fast, so make your reservations right away!
On April 26, the U.S. Senate passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (S. 1925), which includes funding for services to previously underserved populations. Read more.
The latest Social Security trustees report projects that the system has a surplus of $2.7 trillion and revenue sufficient to pay all benefits through 2033. Those bent on dismantling and/or privatizing the system will try to twist these facts, but don't be fooled Social Security is financially sound, and it's even possible to improve benefits to meet the realities of today's families. Read more.
On Thursday, April 19, NOW President Terry O'Neill was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal discussing the Violence Against Women Act and why it is vital for women. Watch the video »
NOW is launching the "Enough Rush" campaign, which aims to deliver the powerful message to Rush Limbaugh and his apologists that bullying is no longer profitable. Read more.