Wednesday, March 7, 2012

National Organization for Women News: Elizabeth Warren, Rush Limbaugh, Repro Rights, Ms. Magazine

NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

MARCH 6, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


NOW Political Action Committee Proudly Endorses Elizabeth Warren

Elect Women NOW

The NOW/PAC is proud to announce its endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. Warren is a tough and effective advocate for economic justice, standing up to Wall Street and the big banks to stop the predatory financial practices that target so many women and men struggling to make ends meet. Read more.



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.


NOW Calls for Clear Channel to Pull the Plug on Limbaugh

Bigoted bully Rush Limbaugh has been rewarded for his hostile, hate-filled speech for far too long. The National Organization for Women calls on Clear Channel Communications to pull the plug on Limbaugh's gilded microphone immediately. Read more.


One Victory Down, How Many More to Go in Ongoing Attack on Birth Control Coverage?

The Senate's defeat of the so-called "Respect for Rights of Conscience Act" today saved countless U.S. women from being denied contraception coverage in their employee health plans. Read more.


NOW Foundation Joins Allies to Promote Telecommunications Justice

NOW Foundation has joined with a broad coalition of social justice organizations to address abusive telecommunications practices. The project concentrates on two important issues that have a disproportionate impact on women, people of color, immigrants and low-income communities: prison phone rates and mobile phone billing. Read more.


Mandatory Ultrasound Laws Violate Women's Rights and Bodies

keep abortion legal NOW round

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on Huffington Post: "The right-wing commitment to keeping women in check is surprisingly strong and reveals a frightening disrespect, even contempt for women who aren't sufficiently submissive." Turning the clock back includes shaming women for their sexuality and punishing them for terminating a pregnancy..." Read more.


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!

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NOW IN THE NEWS

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NOW President Terry O'Neill appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan González to discuss the Blunt amendment vote, Rush Limbaugh remarks about Sandra Fluke and the wave of ultrasound bills across the country.

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