Thursday, May 31, 2012

National Organization for Women News: Paycheck Fairness, Abortion, 2012 Conference, Enough Rush


NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

MAY 30, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


Paycheck Fairness Act: Time to Jam the Phones!

We expect a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act in the coming weeks, and we need to make sure our senators hear from us now. We want to jam the phones to send a clear message of support for the Paycheck Fairness Act. Take Action NOW!



Stop D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban

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Radicals in the House recently held a hearing on on a dangerous new abortion ban for D.C. H.R. 3803 and its Senate companion would ban abortion care at 20 weeks for the capitol, imposing penalties and/or jail time on doctors who provide this necessary health care, even those stepping in to preserve a woman's health. Take action!


2012 National NOW Conference

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Energize! Organize!
Stop the War on Women

Friday 6/29 - Sunday 7/1
Baltimore, Maryland

Eve Ensler will take the stage at the NOW Conference for a full hour on Friday, June 29. NOW is thrilled to have the author of the groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues kicking off our 2012 conference.

A number of truly inspiring women will speak throughout the weekend. These feminist champions have blazed trails for women in health and science, advanced economic justice for women, advocated for access to birth control, run for public office, and made headlines across the country for civil rights. Read more about all our speakers »

Register online NOW, and sign up for conference email updates. The hotel is filling up fast, so make your reservations right away!

Register Online


Inappropriate Taser Use Endangers Women

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Law enforcement's use of Tasers has increased since the early 2000s. An estimated 15,000-plus law enforcement agencies now utilize them, and at least 500 people in the U.S. have died after being shocked. Standards for use are needed, particularly concerning pregnant women, the elderly and people with disabilities. Read more.


NOW Condemns House for Passage of H.R. 4970

NOW condemns the May 16 passage of the House Republican version of the VAWA reauthorization bill (H.R. 4970). Sponsored by Representative Sandy Adams (R-Fla.), H.R. 4970 not only strips important provisions that were passed by a bipartisan Senate vote of 68-31, but also changes and weakens many initiatives and preventive provisions that have been included in VAWA by both Republicans and Democrats over the past 18 years. Read more.

Grassroot Spotlight

Activists Protest Against Rush in Phoenix

Arizona NOW activists and allies protested in front of KFYI on Friday, May 18 against the Rush Limbaugh Show. Read more.



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Take Back The American Dream Conference

Join Terry at the Take Back the American Dream Conference on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m., where she will be presenting at the War on Women breakout session. Learn more »



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2012 NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates

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Visit the NOW/PAC website to see which candidates we've endorsed for the 2012 election cycle. Learn more »



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