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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

APRIL 10, 2013


Tell Senators: Pass Strong Bill for Background Checks on Gun Sales

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Urge your senators to vote for comprehensive legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales and enacting tough new criminal penalties for straw purchasers and gun traffickers. Take Action NOW!

NOW Calls on Congress to Reject President Obama's Betrayal of Women; Chained CPI Compounds Harm Caused by Gender Pay Gap

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On Equal Pay Day, NOW has a message for Congress: Do not follow President Obama in cheating the women of this country. After facing years of wage discrimination, women cannot afford to be swindled yet again when it comes to their Social Security. Keep the chained CPI out of the federal budget! Read more.

NOW Applauds Plan B Decision

NOW applauds the April 5 ruling by a federal judge ordering the FDA to make Plan B (the "morning after" pill) available to women and girls of all ages without prescription. Read more.

Open Letter to President Obama on Anticipated Cuts to Social Security Benefits

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NOW writes to urge President Obama not to propose adoption of the chained CPI, a harmful and inaccurate formula for calculating the Social Security cost of living adjustment that would result in cuts for current beneficiaries. 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.

Deadline Extended - Submit Workshop Proposals until Wed 4/10 (tonight) at midnight!

NOW Foundation President Terry O'Neill to speak at 10th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference May 10

NOW Foundation President Terry O'Neill will speak at the 10th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference on May 10 at 10am. The agenda features expert presentations, roundtable discussions and Q & A sessions with nationally-distinguished attorneys, researchers, writers and mental health professionals and domestic violence survivors and their children. This year the conference will be held at The George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. A Mothers of Lost Children March will follow the conference on Mother's Day, May 12. Register here.

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!

Shop at Amazon and Support NOW at No Extra Cost!

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With Mother's Day around the corder, lots of folks are shopping online for gifts. Or maybe you're just buying some books or that coffeemaker you've had your eye on. Well, here's some good news: If you use NOW's webpage to enter Amazon, the organization will receive a percentage of any purchase you make. So, start here first EVERY TIME you buy something on Amazon, and help advance women's equality while you shop! Shop NOW!

Action Spotlight

Rally for Social Security

NOW President Terry O'Neill, NOW staff, interns and activists rallied on Tuesday, April 9 in front of the White House to save Social Security. You can view more photos from the rally on our flickr or video clips here.

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