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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

OCTOBER 23, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


Pledge to Vote in 2012

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Every single vote counts! It's never been more important to get the truth out about what's at stake for women in the elections. Exercising our right to vote is crucial! NOW/PAC has endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket and scores of pro-women candidates for the U.S. Senate and House. But only with your help can we ensure that our champions are elected! Take our pledge NOW!



The Romney-Ryan Budget: A Sketchy Plan that Makes Social Security Less Secure

Romney and Ryan share the right-wing thirst for converting Social Security to a private program under which billions of previously safeguarded dollars would flow into Wall Street traders' hands. But they know their agenda is so deeply unpopular with the vast majority of voters that they have to tread carefully. Read more.


Where the Candidates Stand (PDF)

NOW shares a page from its election "binder" highlighting the positions of the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan tickets on women's rights issues. Print out this flyer (PDF) and help distribute it in your community.


Women's Issues Addressed in Debate, Decision Clearer than Ever

NOW thanks Candy Crowley for moderating a substantive debate that finally got around to tackling women's rights issues. Both candidates' answers were telling. Read more.


NOW Foundation Releases Survey Results on 15th Birthday of Love Your Body Day

2012 Love Your Body Poster

As Love Your Body Day actions took place across the country, the NOW Foundation released results to its survey, showing that respondents want advertisers and the media to stop using Photoshop to create unrealistic images of women and girls. Read more.


Open Letter to Candy Crowley

In a letter to the moderator of the second presidential debate, NOW said: "Undecided voters are looking for answers that will help them make well-informed decisions when they head to the polls in just three weeks. Please do all you can to make sure that voters know where the candidates stand -- and as you 'go rogue,' know that we fully support you." Read more.



Malala Yousafzai Stands for All Girls, Inspires Action in U.S.

Stop Violence Against Women

Throughout the world, countless young girls are robbed of their childhood through violence, forced marriage and lack of access to health care or education. This month, the United Nations promoted human rights for girls by marking the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child. NOW applauds the UN for calling for an end to child marriage and emphasizing education as the best defense against this cruel and discriminatory practice. Read more.



The Real Mitt Romney

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on The Huffington Post: "Bully, lie, manipulate, threaten. Mitt Romney believes these tactics will get him what he wants. But I believe in the good sense of women voters throughout the country." Read more.



Video the Vote

NOW has joined with Video the Vote to document voter suppression and disenfranchisement. Whether you're handy with a video camera or not, Video the Vote has a job for you! Sign up online to help ensure that the full story of Election Day gets told. 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.

As the right wing continues to wage its War on Women, the NOW/PAC is fighting back! Please show your support for our endorsed candidates running for the Senate or the House in tight races across the country.



Conference Spotlight

2013 National NOW Conference
*Save the Date*

Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-922-4400

More info coming soon »



Grassroot Spotlight

CT NOW Love Your Body Day


The 4th annual Love Your Body 5k was a huge success! Pictured here is the CT NOW executive board prepping for the day. More info »



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