National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
JULY 11, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Catch up with Terry O'Neill's latest Huffington Post columns:
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Visit the NOW/PAC website to see which candidates we've endorsed for the 2012 election cycle. Learn more.