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NOW News and Action Summary

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News & Action Summary

March 15, 2011


Equal Rights Amendment: Yes, We Must!

ERA Yes! NOW Round

"This country needs an equal rights amendment right now, and NOW supports and works toward all strategies to secure its long-overdue ratification," said NOW President Terry O'Neill, referring to the new resolution by Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the amendment introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and other efforts. Read more.

NOW Foundation's 2011 Love Your Body Poster Contest Winners Announced

2011 Love Your Body Poster Contest Grand Prize Winner: Kyla Hollis

View the 2011 winning entries, send an e-card with the designs, and learn more about entering your own submission. This poster is the category 2 and grand prize winner. It was designed by Kyla Hollis, a college student in Arvada, Colorado.
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On International Women's Day NOW Calls for End to War on Women

Women have made incredible strides in the 100 years since the first International Women's Day, but the challenges ahead of us are extraordinary. The individual atrocities and indignities committed against women every day will not stop until the larger war against women is ended and full equality is guaranteed. Read more.

House Budget Wages "War on Women"

Congress is on the verge of making deep cuts to family planning and other vital programs, which could result in a public health nightmare. Send a message to Congress opposing the elimination of family planning funding and other irresponsible cuts. Take action!

Film & Speaking Tour Highlights Women's Role in Promoting Cuban Literacy

The documentary "Maestra" recounts the prominent role young women played in the highly successful 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign. The March 19 - April 9 tour makes stops in D.C., Mississippi, Montana, Washington State and California. A screening of the film will be accompanied by a discussion with the movie's director/producer, Catherine Murphy, and one of the original teachers from the campaign, Professor Norma Guillard from Cuba. Details of the tour are available online. Learn more.

Conference Spotlight

2011 National NOW Conference
Daring to Dream: Building a Feminist Future

Join NOW in Florida this summer for an action-packed weekend of strategizing, networking and rebellious good times. Find out more about this year's conference and register online.

We are currently accepting workshop proposals. The deadline for submissions is April 26. Learn more.

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