National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
JULY 24, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Please call AND email your member of Congress right away, and urge him or her to oppose the victim-shaming, perp-shielding House version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, and support the inclusive, bipartisan Senate version of this lifesaving legislation. Time is slipping away, so please make those calls and send those emails right away! Take Action NOW!
Terry O'Neill on Huffington Post: "Feminists must closely examine what I am calling the Romney/Ryan budget plan because, while not the juiciest topic around, it touches every aspect of a woman's life, including her reproductive health." Read more.
Domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue/Operation Save America is staging another national mobilization against abortion rights in Charlotte this week through Saturday, July 28. Join NOW activists and allies to stand proudly and peacefully for women's fundamental right to choose abortion. Read more.
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 »
The Freeh investigation includes many excellent recommendations to deal with preventing and dealing with child sexual assaults on campus, including full compliance with the Clery Act. These recommendations should all be completely implemented. Yet they need to go further. Read more.
On July 23, NOW President Terry O’Neill spoke at a press conference organized by UNITE HERE and allies, announcing a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels by thousands of Hyatt workers at union and non-union hotels across the country. NOW stands proudly in solidarity with UNITE HERE and the workers of Hyatt hotels, many of whom are women housekeepers, and has committed to not spend money at Hyatt until its workers receive the justice they seek.
This article features the struggle of these workers, whose jobs are very dangerous and often lead to permanent injuries. Please take a moment to vote Hyatt the worst hotel employer in the industry.