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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

March 27, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE:


NOW Calls on Supreme Court to Reject Bigotry, Recognize Fundamental Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry

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As the Supreme Court hears arguments this week in two pivotal marriage equality cases, it is important to recognize the evolution that has taken place in the United States on this issue. Read more.



NOW Supports Marriage Equality in Supreme Court Cases

On March 26 and 27, the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases critical to advancing marriage equality in the United States. NOW and the NOW Foundation proudly joined other social justice organizations in filing three amicus briefs in these cases on behalf of same-sex marriage rights. Read more.


Conference Spotlight

2013 National NOW Conference
Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7

Register for the Conference!
Visit the 2013 conference website to register, arrange your stay, and sign up for conference email updates.

YOU could be part of the conference program! Workshop proposals are due by April 5 (next week!), so please make it a priority to organize your panels and submit online proposals by that deadline.

More information will be available soon on the 2013 conference website.


Sexist, Racist Attitudes Entrenched in Society Erode Women's Dignity, Humanity and Safety

The degradation of women and girls is ubiquitous in our society. The term "rape culture" is used to describe the casual debasement we all experience and witness every day. In fact, it has become such a part of our lives that it is often invisible. Read more.


Cancel the Sequester!

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Let's stop the craziness: Tell your House member that the best solution to the budget "crisis" is to cancel the sequester right now. Tell your House member to please sponsor, support and vote for Conyers' H.R. 900 "Cancel the Sequester Act." Take action NOW!


Shop with NOW

Mother's Day is coming up, so do your shopping at the NOW store! A number of NOW branded items -- including t-shirts, mugs, and accessories -- are available. Apparel comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Keep an eye out as we introduce new products in the upcoming months. Start shopping NOW!

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Action Spotlight

National NOW Rallies
for Marriage Equality

National NOW staff and activists joined the United for Marriage Coalition and our allies in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as arguments were heard on Prop 8 and DOMA.

To view photos from both days of the rallies visit our flickr photo galleries.



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