Friday, October 22, 2010

NOW News & Action Summary: Love Your Body Day, Adopt a Campaign, DADT

NOW News and Action Summary
National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
October 20, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE:


NOW Foundation's Love Your Body Day Promotes Message of Self Acceptance

Love Your Body Day Poster
Today marks the NOW Foundation's 13th annual Love Your Body Day. With a message to love yourself and an imperative to eliminate dangerously unrealistic standards of beauty, our campaign remains urgent, relevant and inspiring to women and girls around the country -- and even the world. Read more...



Emergency "Adopt a Campaign" -- Pennsylvania and California

NOW/PAC announces a final push to defend our champions and build a surge of feminists votes on Election Day. This midterm election is extremely critical -- and women stand to gain or lose so much. Help us reach out to those in Pennsylvania and California. If you're not in a state with a close race, you can Adopt a Campaign by making phone calls from home or donating money. Take Action NOW in Pennsylvania and California!



And Don't Forget To Vote On Nov. 2

Vote for NOW/PAC-endorsed candidates, and help defeat the right-wing attacks on women's rights! View all of NOW/PAC's federally endorsed candidates.



Save Our Democracy -- Support Fair Elections Now Act

The Fair Elections Now Act is an extremely important piece of legislation that must be adopted soon. This act would hold Congress accountable to the people rather than billionaires and wealthy special interest groups that can now bankroll candidates thanks to the recent Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. Take Action!



Four Hundred Thousand Reasons to Vote

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for OtherWords about why Social Security and equal pay make it is so important to vote in the upcoming election. OtherWords, a project of our ally the Institute for Policy Studies, is a syndicator that distributes progressive op-eds to newspapers around the country. Read more...



Another Victory in the Military: Federal Judge Stops Enforcement of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

A California federal judge issued a global injunction to suspend the U.S. military from enforcing its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which bans lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military. Read more...


Is Jim DeMint's Hate Speech About Teachers a Teachable Moment?

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on The Hill's Congress Blog about recent LGBT suicides and the part that hate speech, including that from political candidates, plays in these tragedies. Read more...
Grassroot Spotlight

love your body day ohio university
Love Your Body Day
at Ohio University
Love Your Body events are being held across the country today and throughout the month. Students at Ohio University celebrate Love Your Body Day with a fun photo shoot and a Health Body Symposium. Read more...


We have so much work to do! NOW is dedicated to taking action to eliminate sexism and end all oppression. Your support is absolutely vital to our ability to take on the right wing and push ahead on all of our important issues.


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