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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

JULY 24, 2012


Call for Passage of Real VAWA -- All Victims and Survivors Deserve Protection

Stop Violence Against Women

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!

The Romney/Ryan Budget: Why Women Should Care

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.

THIS WEEK: Anti-Abortion Rights Terrorism In Charlotte. Will You Help?

keep abortion legal NOW round

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.

Wrap-Up: 2012 National NOW Conference

2012 National NOW Conference

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 »

Recommendations in Penn State Report Must be Implemented and Expanded

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.

NOW Stands with UNITE HERE and the Workers of Hyatt Hotels

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.

2012 Elections: NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates


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

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VIDEO: Erin Matson on TV

NOW Action VP Erin Matson on DC's FOX 5 discussing Yahoo's new CEO, mothers and maternity leave in the workplace


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