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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

MAY 1, 2012


2012 National NOW Conference

Energize! Organize!
Stop the War on Women

Baltimore, Md. • June 29 - July 1

2012 National NOW Conference

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!

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NOW Applauds Senate Passage of "Real" VAWA

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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.

Social Security Panic Unwarranted: Report Sets Stage for Improved Benefits

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.

VIDEO: Terry O'Neill on C-SPAN's Washington Journal discussing VAWA

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 Launches "Enough Rush" Campaign Directed at Local Advertisers, Radio Stations

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.

Action Spotlight

Wal-Mart Protest

On April 26, Respect DC coalition members, including NOW, visited the JW Marriott Hotel. They urged Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson to use his position as a member of Wal-Mart's Board of Directors and its Audit Committee to demand the resignations of Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke and Board Chair Rob Walton.
View more photos on Flickr »
View the Respect DC YouTube video »

Action Spotlight

Unite Against the War on Women Rally - 4/28/12

Activists gathered in Washington, D.C. to rally for equal opportunities, equal rights, and equal representation. Many other marches and rallies occurred simultaneously all across the U.S. View more photos on Flickr »

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