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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

December 4, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:




Tell Congress on Wed, Dec. 5: NO CUTS to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid

Please take a minute to use the toll-free number 1-800-998-0180, as we join with our coalition partner, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, to make sure Congress hears our message loud and clear. Take action NOW!




VAWA Programs Face Uncertain Future - Please Take Action

Congress still has not reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. If Congress fails to pass VAWA in this "lame duck" session, we will have to start all over again with the new Congress in January. Please call your House member NOW! Take action!




Stuck Between the Fiscal "Cliff" and a Hard Place -- But There's Another Way

The fiscal cliff is a made-up crisis. A big, fat fraud. Not to mention, a fraud that disproportionately threatens the well-being of women and their families. Read more.




Leftista: Our Election Year Hero

Congratulations to NOW President Terry O'Neill for being named Leftista's Election Year hero! Read more.




NOW Foundation Files Amicus Brief in Domestic Violence Case

On Nov. 20, NOW Foundation filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 10 women's rights and anti-violence organizations. The brief supports reversal of an unprecedented award of $350,000 in attorneys' fees against a woman who accused her ex-husband of domestic violence. Read more.

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 »



Action Spotlight

Black Friday Wal-Mart Protests

National NOW staff and officers, Maryland NOW members, and local activists protested outside a Wal-Mart in Laurel, Md. on Black Friday. Check out NOW Membership VP Allendra Letsome in this news clip »



Grassroot Spotlight

Miracle Mile NOW rallies on Black Friday

Miracle Mile NOW, in Los Angeles, rallied outside of the Paramount, Calif. Wal-Mart Store on Black Friday with NOW activists and allies.



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