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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

June 18, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE:


Conference Spotlight

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

Register for the Conference!

Online registration for the conference ends June 21! Find a tentative conference agenda, speakers, workshops and information about fun things to do in Chicago on the conference website!


PETITION: Stop the Nationwide 20-Week Abortion Ban!

Sign NOW’s petition against Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) nationwide 20-week abortion ban! It is likely the bill will reach the House for a vote this week — but we can stop them! Your representative — pro-choice or not — needs to hear from you so that we can preserve women's rights and lives. Please sign the petition and don’t forget to share it with your friends!


Plan B for Minors — It’s Not About Sex

President Terry O'Neill has a new piece at The Huffington Post on the Obama Administration's withdrawal of their appeal of Judge Korman's decision on the emergency contraception called Plan B One-Step. Read it here.


Walmart Wrap-up: Terry's Trip to Bentonville

Terry O'Neill was in Bentonville, Arkansas for the annual Walmart shareholders meeting. Terry joined UFCW, Jobs with Justice, and OUR Walmart for a forum discussing Walmart's policies. This event was live-streamed and is currently available online. Thank you to all who participated in the live-tweeting of this event!

You can also read NOW's statement denouncing Walmart's injunction against protesters and striking workers here and our blog post on Say It, Sister!


Grassroots Spotlight

National NOW was joined by Massachusetts NOW for a twitterbomb of Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez on June 13. Gomez — who is running for the open senate seat in Mass. and purports to be a "moderate" Republican — has repeatedly highlighted his ignorance of women’s issues. We showed Gomez that he doesn't fool us!

#AskGomez was a great success, with almost 500 mentions during the 3-hour twitterbomb. Check out the "Best of #AskGomez" on Tumblr!


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