Wednesday, August 31, 2011

News and Action Summary, August 30, 2011

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NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

AUGUST 30, 2011


Take Action: Take Action: Tell Obama "Jobs, Not Cuts"

Take Action!

Please call and email the White House immediately. Urge the president to support a strong jobs plan and also to reject cuts in Social Security, Medicaid, family planning, and other important programs. The president needs to hear that women need jobs, not cuts! Take action!

Hot off the Press: Love Your Body Posters!

2011 Love Your Body Day Poster, by Kyla Hollis, Poster Contest Grand Prize Winner

Join NOW Foundation in celebrating Love Your Body Day on Oct. 19. Get in the spirit by ordering the 2011 poster (and other products). Supplies are limited, so order NOW!

Webinar: Next Steps with Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Always Discrminates NOW round

Take Action NOW: For over a decade, NOW has continued to speak out against the unfair treatment of women workers at Wal-Mart. NOW is partnering with Wal-Mart workers, UFCW, and other allies in moving forward. Please join us by webinar on Wed., Sept. 21, at 8pm for a strategic overview of coordinated efforts taking place around the country. Learn how you can get involved - Register NOW!

National Organization for Women Celebrates Women's Equality Day

On Aug. 26 we celebrated the anniversary of Women's Equality Day, in honor of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Read more »

NOW Applauds Diallo for Courage, Condemns Prosecutors, Defense and Media in DSK Case

NOW deplores the decision to drop Nafissatou Diallo's charges of sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This miscarriage of justice exhibits all the hallmarks of a society that tolerates sexual violence by blaming and shaming the survivors. Read more »

The Truth About the Debt Ceiling Agreement

You may have read that the debt ceiling agreement's budget cuts are prudent, responsible and an essential step toward righting the U.S. economy. It's not so. In NOW's view, the agreement is unfair, unbalanced, and will primarily hurt women, seniors, poor families and children. Read more »

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