National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
AUGUST 9, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
Visit the NOW/PAC website to see which candidates we've endorsed for the 2012 election cycle. Learn more.