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NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

June 3, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE:


Conference Spotlight

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

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

Remember that the special room rates made available to attendees of the conference will end on June 10!


Terry O'Neill in Arkansas for Walmart Shareholders Meeting

Terry O'Neill will be in Bentonville, Arkansas joining UFCW, Jobs with Justice, and OUR Walmart for a forum discussing Walmart's policies. It is a week-long event that includes a rally outside the Walmart shareholders meeting. This event will be live-streamed.


Organize and educate for women's access to care — POLITICO

New Op-Ed by NOW President Terry O'Neill is available in the Monday print edition of POLITICO. The piece, which focuses on the GOP's political strategy to continue their attack on women's reproductive rights, is also available online.


Minnesota is third state to pass marriage equality in as many weeks

NOW Executive VP Bonnie Grabenhofer writes: "Minnesota's victory comes just months after state government officials pushed to cement in their constitution a ban on marriage equality." Read it here.


TAKE ACTION: Support Student Loan Legislation

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has introduced legislation that would offer students the same loan rates offered to the big banks. On July 1, federal subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates are scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent! Tell your senator to support the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act (S. 897)!


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