Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NOW News and Action Summary: Roe Anniversary, ERA, Giffords, Social Security

NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

January 18, 2011


NOW Equality PAC and Chicago NOW PAC Endorse Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor of Chicago

Former Ambassador and Senator Carol Moseley Braun has an impressive resume of 25 years of public service fighting for the rights of women at the local, state, national and international level. Read more.

Roe v. Wade Anniversary: National NOW Supreme Court Vigil

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Join us for this peaceful and poignant vigil honoring the Supreme Court decision that recognized women's legal right to abortion.

Friday, January 21
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court Sidewalk
First St. NE, between Constitution Ave & East Capitol St.
Washington, D.C.

Women's Rights Must Be Guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution

ERA Yes NOW Round

We need to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution that will guarantee women and men equal status under the law. Sign our petition to stand with NOW in demanding that Congress and the states put women in the Constitution. Take action!

Send a Message to President Obama: Women Need Social Security

With the new Congress, there is a serious possibility that proposals to slash Social Security benefits may go forward. Ask President Obama to take a stand against Social Security benefit cuts and work with Congress to prevent any undermining of this vital program. Take action!

Rep. Giffords Shooting is an Attack on All of Us: NOW Calls on Right Wing to Disavow Violence and Hate Speech

"NOW condemns the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that stole six lives and seriously injured 14 today. We condemn, equally, the culture of hate and violence increasingly reflected in [the] extreme right wing," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. Read more.

NOW Conference 2011 *SAVE THE DATE*

The 2011 National NOW Conference will be held June 24-26, in Tampa, Fla. Bookmark this page and sign up for updates.

Special Offer: Support NOW, Get Ms.

Ms. magazine Winter 2011 Cover

Through Feb. 15, we are partnering with Ms. magazine, an award-winning feminist publication. When you donate $25 to NOW you can receive Ms. magazine for one year -- for free! And if you're not a NOW member, join today and get a Ms. magazine with your $25 join.

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Join a Roe Commemoration Event Near You

Celebrate with your local NOW chapter! Check here to see if there's an event in your area.

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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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