Thursday, March 31, 2011

National Organization for Women News & Action Summary: Wal-Mart, Ferraro, We-R-1

NOW News and Action Summary
National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
March 29, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:


Women of Wal-Mart Deserve their Day in Court: Retail Giant is Not Too Big to Sue

Today the Supreme Court heard arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the largest employment class-action suit in U.S. history. The company's challenge seeks to halt the case, which represents more than 1.5 million women, before it even gets to trial. Read more.
NOW was out in force at the Supreme Court this morning, standing up and speaking out for the women of Wal-Mart. Check out the photos!



Ferraro Was a Trailblazer for Women

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for CNN.com: "It was poignant to learn today of Geraldine Ferraro's passing just as the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee was meeting to discuss the upcoming 2012 election cycle." Read more.


We Are One: NOW Stands in Solidarity with Workers' Rights and Human Dignity

All NOW chapters, members and supporters are encouraged to find, or even register, local solidarity events on the We Are One national day of action taking place Monday, April 4, 2011. Read more.


Social Security: Tell Your Senators to Oppose Benefit Cuts

Conservatives want to severely cut Social Security, even though it has nothing to do with the deficit. NOW is pushing for the Social Security Protection Amendment that says "Hands off Social Security!" Take action today!


Petition: Help Protect Women's Economic Security

Sign NOW's petition to President Obama asking him to stand up to the enemies of Social Security and forcefully oppose schemes to cut and privatize the program. While he's at it, the president should back measures to strengthen the system for those who depend upon it the most. Sign the petition!
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 the compelling speakers scheduled. Online registration is open so start planning your trip today!
We are currently accepting workshop proposals. Don't delay -- the April 26 submission deadline is fast approaching! Learn more.


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