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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

JULY 11, 2012


National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden for Re-election


It is with great pride that we announce today, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee endorses President Barack Obama for re-election as president of the United States. NOW PAC is proud to stand behind a president who unquestionably represents the path forward to achieve equality for women. Read more.

NOW Denounces Male-led Congressional Push for D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban

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Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban has no exceptions for rape, incest or health conditions; and it stipulates penalties, jail time and public reporting requirements for doctors. It is a clear strike in the ongoing War on Women, and one that places women's lives in danger. Read more.

2012 NOW Conference Sends Attendees Home Inspired to Defeat War on Women

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After an exciting weekend that featured a moving address from Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright of the Vagina Monologues, conference attendees left the event informed, empowered and ready to make an impact in their communities. Read more.

NOW Applauds Supreme Court for Upholding Affordable Care Act

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This is an important victory, as now millions of women and their families can be ensured better health care and preventive services. The Supreme Court is only 33 percent women, but women made the difference in this decision. And it was a woman, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who deserves credit for pushing President Obama's bill across the finish line. Read more.

Supreme Court Upholds 'Show Me Your Papers' Provision in Arizona Immigration Law, Overturns Other Sections

"It is a sad day when the Supreme Court of the United States, once a bulwark against racial injustice, lets stand a state law that encourages racial profiling," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "We will continue to work with our civil rights allies to repeal this dreadful provision." Read more.

NOW President Terry O'Neill on The Huffington Post

Catch up with Terry O'Neill's latest Huffington Post columns:

» Hall of Infamy: As Walmart CEO Accepts Diversity Award, Women at Walmart Still Struggle 7/5/12

» In Struggle Over Violence Against Women Act, War on Women Turns Deadly 6/14/12

» Where the Real Shame Lies: Calling Victims of Violence Liars and Their Advocates Crooks 5/31/12

2012 NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates

NOW/PAC - Elect Women NOW!

Visit the NOW/PAC website to see which candidates we've endorsed for the 2012 election cycle. Learn more.

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Want to know what happened at the National NOW Conference? Hoping to re-live your favorite moments or itching to tell us about your experience? Check out our post-conference coverage...

Eve Ensler's Keynote from Friday 6/29 - Watch the video on YouTube »

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2012 Conference Evaluation Survey »

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