National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
MAY 10, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
We now have 12 fabulous speakers and honorees confirmed for the 2011 National NOW Conference -- check them out online. Not registered yet? What are you waiting for?! Register online today. While you're at it, book your hotel room, too. And, this year, the local organizing committee designed an official conference t-shirt. These shirts won't be for sale on-site, so place your order online now!
On May 4, the House passed a sweeping anti-abortion rights bill that would enshrine abortion funding restrictions into law, putting women's health and lives at risk. NOW vows to work aggressively to block passage in the Senate and applauds the White House for threatening to veto this bill. Read more »
The NOW Foundation highlights necessary preventative care (including coverage for contraception, cervical cancer screening and breastfeeding supplies and devices) that should be included in the Women's Health Amendment to the new health care reform law. Read more »
On April 28, hundreds of NOW activists and allies gathered around the country to make sure politicians know that women "do not want to work until we drop!" Actions in various states drove home the message that NOW opposes increasing the retirement age to 69. Read more »