Wednesday, February 8, 2012

National Organization for Women News: Prop 8, VAWA, NEDAwareness Week, Elections, Komen, Ms. Magazine


NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

FEBRUARY 7, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


NOW Applauds Prop 8 Decision, Calls for Equal Marriage Nationwide

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Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry, violates the U.S. constitution. Read more.



VAWA 2012 Passes Out of Committee, NOW Continues 20-Year Commitment to Landmark Bill

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NOW was an early proponent of the first Violence Against Women Act, holding a rally on Capitol Hill in 1995 that brought together tens of thousands of activists to demand full funding for the bill. The act must be reauthorized every five years, so 20 years later feminists are still rallying for VAWA. Read more.



NEDAwareness Week 2012 Tweet Chat *Save the Date*

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NOW Foundation's Love Your Body Campaign is partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association for NEDAwareness Week 2012, themed Everybody Knows Somebody. We will be hosting a Tweet Chat on Wed 2/29 at 4pm Eastern. Stay tuned for more information soon. Read more.


Violence Against Women Act Needs Your Immediate Action

Take Action NOW!

VAWA 2011 was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 2. Next comes the full Senate vote. Right now, 38 senators are co-sponsors, but we need 60 to assure final passage. Call your senators ASAP to make sure they are on board before the floor vote. Take action NOW!


Komen Backtracks, But Questions Remain

After an overwhelming nationwide reaction to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to cut grant funds from Planned Parenthood, the board of directors announced a new revision to its funding policy. Read more.


NOW Congratulates Suzanne Bonamici on Special Election Victory

Elect Women NOW

NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Suzanne Bonamici (D) soundly defeated Tea Party favorite Rob Cornilles (R) in the Jan. 31 special election in Oregon's 1st Congressional District. Bonamici, a strong supporter of NOW's issues, will be the first woman in recent years to be part of Oregon's congressional delegation. Read more.


2012 National NOW Conference
*Save the Date*

2012 National NOW Conference

"A Feminist Wake-Up Call"

Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
1739 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 20190

Visit the 2012 Conference website for more info »

Stay tuned for more 2012 conference updates soon.

2012 is a regional conference year. Learn more »

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VIDEO: NOW President Terry O'Neill on MSNBC's The Ed Show

[image - Terry on The Ed Show 2/2/2012]

On Feb. 2, Terry O'Neill was on The Ed Show discussing the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to cut grant funds from Planned Parenthood. Watch the video online »

[image - Terry on The Ed Show 2/3/2012]

On Feb. 3, Terry O'Neill was on The Ed Show again, discussing the Komen Foundation's revised policy regarding grant funding cuts to Planned Parenthood. Watch the video online »


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