Friday, March 4, 2011

News and Action Summary: Reproductive Rights, Family Planning, Let's Talk About It, 2011 Conference

NOW News and Action Summary
National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
MARCH 1, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:


U.S. Catholic Bishops Major Force Behind War on Women

Speaker Boehner has declared barring federal funding for abortion care a 'highest priority' -- responding not to the call of his constituents but to the demands of the Catholic bishops. NOW is fighting back against these attacks, which target all forms of reproductive health care and threaten women's lives. Read more.



Contact Your Senators: House Zeroes Family Planning Funding

It's outrageous: the House of Representatives voted to cut all funding from Planned Parenthood! This dangerous effort must be stopped in the Senate. Take action!


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

This year's conference will be held June 24 - 26 in Tampa, Fla. Visit the recently updated conference website to register, learn more about this year's theme, arrange your stay, and sign up for conference email updates.
NOW also invites you to take advantage of our promotional opportunities - become a sponsor, exhibitor, and/or program book advertiser. More information.


NOW Foundation's Love Your Body Campaign Launches "Let's Talk About It"

Chenese Lewis
We are encouraging women to speak up and speak out about body image - on camera. A unique video campaign, Let's Talk About It provides a space for women and girls to talk about struggles and success with body image. Read more.


National Conference for Media Reform

Attend the National Conference for Media Reform, hosted by our friends at Free Press, which is being held in Boston, Mass., April 7-10. Join with others to explore the future of journalism and public media, consider how technology is changing the world, and discuss strategies to build the movement for better media. NOW Communications Director Lisa Bennett will appear on the "Media Policy is a Women's Issue" panel.
Register online with the code NOW_NCMR to save $50 on registration. This discount is valid until March 7 so be sure to register today to receive this special NOW discount!
Action Spotlight

2011 D.C. Walk for Choice Rally
D.C. Walk for Choice Rally
On Saturday, NOW and other reproductive rights allies marched for the right to safe, affordable, and accessible family planning as well as abortion care. The rally in D.C. was part of a series of events taking place across the country and around the globe.
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