On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NOW's message to right-wing extremists is unwavering: Women will never surrender our fundamental right to decide for ourselves whether and when to bear children. And we're backing up our message with action, at the state and federal levels.
I noticed your NOW membership has lapsed, and I have to tell you -- your commitment to NOW has never been more important. You can rejoin NOW online today, safely and securely.
Last year, with the help of supporters like you, NOW and its allies successfully blocked state "personhood" amendments declaring a fertilized egg a human being, and we got the word out to voters about Tea Party candidates who said outrageous things about rape survivors. We cheered the defeat of those candidates and the re-election of President Obama, who proudly supported women's right to abortion, birth control and the full range of reproductive health services.
But we know better than to be complacent, because women's rights remain in grave danger. Can I count on you to help us keep moving forward -- and fighting back?
Radical-right lawmakers in Congress have already renewed their attacks on women's access to reproductive health care. Barely a week into the new session, one bill has been introduced to defund family planning clinics, and another is a federal version of those failed state personhood amendments. More anti-woman bills are on the way, in Congress and in the states.
Please reinstate your NOW membership right away! Your support will provide the resources we need to build a massive grassroots response to the threats we face, through:
» Aggressive outreach, education and media campaigns;
» Mobilization to turn up the heat on elected leaders to oppose anti-choice measures and strengthen reproductive rights protections; and
» Laying the groundwork this year for decisive pro-woman victories in the 2014 election cycle.
We need you with us. Thanks to the extraordinary activism of NOW leaders, activists and volunteers, we scored some important wins last year. Now we need to keep the momentum going for our issues and fight back against those who refuse to accept the verdict of the voters. Rejoin NOW online today!
P.S. When you reinstate your membership, you stay part of our vital network of feminist activists. Please rejoin online today.