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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

AUGUST 9, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


Stop Blocking VAWA

Stop Violence Against Women

House and Senate GOP leadership have made their position on VAWA strikingly clear: They remain determined to block this lifesaving legislation and replace it with a bill that excludes certain types of people. Read more.

*A Florida NOW chapter submitted a Letter to the Editor on VAWA that was published by their local newspaper, Florida Today,on Aug. 3: Brevard reps should back anti-violence bill.



The Romney-Ryan Budget: Taking Aim at Women's Health Care

Terry O'Neill on Huffington Post: "Instead of thinking responsibly about the women who would love to have health insurance if only they could afford it, the Romney-Ryan budget would send us back to where we were in the Bush era, except this time there would be no federally-funded family planning clinics." Read more »


WEBINAR: Improving Our Social Security System for Women, Families

Mon, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. ET: Concerned about threats to cut Social Security benefits? What is the future for our Social Security system? Join NOW President Terry O'Neill, on the eve of the system's 77th anniversary, as she highlights our recommendations to improve Social Security benefits. Social Security hasn't missed a payment in over 76 years -- it's the one part of the U.S. retirement system that's really working! Register NOW »


NOW Celebrates Major Milestone in Women's Access to Vital Health Care

justice for women

Aug. 1 marked an important milestone for women throughout the country. A key provision of the Affordable Care Act went into effect, making preventive care more accessible and affordable for 47 million women. Read more.


NOW Calls for Defeat of Those Who Voted for D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban

keep abortion legal NOW round

On July 31, extremists in Congress continued their War on Women by pressing for legislation that would criminalize abortions in the nation's capital after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Read more.


2012 Elections: NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates

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

Hot off the Press: Love Your Body Posters!

2012 Love Your Body Poster
Join NOW Foundation in celebrating Love Your Body Day on Oct. 17. Get in the spirit by ordering the 2012 poster (and other products). Supplies are limited, so order NOW!


Action Spotlight

We Are Woman March on Washington

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