Wednesday, February 22, 2012

National Organization for Women News: Birth Control, 2012 Conference, LYB Posters, Ms. magazine

NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

FEBRUARY 21, 2012


Dangerous Anti-Birth Control Efforts Pending

Take Action NOW!

Send a message to your Congress members today, urging them to vote down any effort to restrict contraceptive coverage in health care. Take Action NOW!

2012 National NOW Conference

Energize! Organize! Stop the War on Women
Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

2012 National NOW Conference

Conference Registration is Open!
Visit the recently updated conference website to register, arrange your stay, and sign up for conference email updates.

Maybe YOU could be part of the conference program! We are currently accepting workshop proposals. Don't delay -- the April 2 submission deadline is fast approaching! Learn more.

NOW also invites you to take advantage of our promotional opportunities - become a sponsor, exhibitor, and/or program book advertiser. More information.

NEDAwareness Week 2012 & Tweet Chat

[image-2012 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sun. 2/26 - Sat. 3/3]

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.

Attacks on Birth Control Coverage Rage On in Congress, Representatives Stand Up for Women by Walking Out of Stacked Hearing

On Feb. 16, a House committee held a hearing on birth control coverage that featured a panel stacked exclusively with men opposed to the Affordable Care Act rule requiring that contraception be covered in employee health care plans. Read more.

Crazy Train Headed Off the Rails Over Birth Control

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on Huffington Post: "Despite President Obama's accommodating move last week, conservative leaders are hurtling along in their attempt to restrict birth control. They've gained a righteous head of steam so quickly they don't seem to care that they're about to careen off the tracks." Read more.

Announcing NOW Foundation's 2012 Love Your Body Poster Contest Winners!

2012 Love Your Body Grand Prize Winner: Francesca Spruiell

Check out the winners of the 2012 Love Your Body poster contest. Eighth grader Francesa Spruiell is this year's grand prize winner. You can send all four designs as e-cards and learn about entering the 2013 contest yourself. Read more.

Restaurant Industry Must End Pay Discrimination, Sexual Harassment of Tipped Worker

A report released Feb. 13 at a congressional briefing by the Restaurant Workers Opportunities Centers and 11 major women's organizations, including NOW Foundation, provides in shocking detail the poor working conditions and poverty level wages paid to tipped restaurant workers, two thirds of whom are women. Read more.

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[image - Terry on Politics Nation 2/15/2012]

On Feb. 15, NOW President Terry O'Neill was on Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton discussing the War on Women, including attacks on birth control and Virginia's ultrasound and personhood bills. Watch the video online »

Erin Matson, NOW Action VP

An Open Letter to the President of Georgetown University on the Battle Over Contraceptive Coverage, by NOW Action VP Erin Matson, RH Reality Check

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