Wednesday, August 29, 2012

National Organization for Women News: Women's Equality Day, Abortion Care, Elections, Love Your Body


NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

AUGUST 28, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


Women's Voting Rights Hang in the Balance on Women's Equality Day

justice for women

This past Sunday marked Women's Equality Day, commemorating Aug. 26, 1920, when the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, recognizing women's right to vote. Read more.



NOW Calls on Romney and Ryan to Renounce Republican Party Platform Policy on Abortion Care

keep abortion legal NOW round

On Aug. 21, the Republican Party demonstrated again why Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are wrong for women in the U.S. The party's committee platform approved an anti-abortion plank that champions a human life amendment to the U.S. Constitution without mentioning any exception for rape, incest or preservation of the health or life of the woman. Read more.


Prospect of Romney-Ryan Administration Spells Disaster for Women and Nation

Fight the Radical Right

Republican Mitt Romney could not have picked a better running mate to telegraph the very essence of his campaign for president than Representative Paul Ryan. Together, these two candidates plan to lead the way in transferring even more wealth from the middle class, the working class and even the poor to the very rich in this country. Read more.


2012 Elections: NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates

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

As the right wing continues to wage its War on Women, the NOW/PAC is fighting back! Please show your support for our endorsed candidates running for the Senate or the House in tight races across the country.


Hot off the Press: Love Your Body Posters!

2012 Love Your Body Poster

Join NOW Foundation in celebrating Love Your Body Day on Oct. 17. Get in the spirit by ordering the 2012 poster (and other products). Supplies are limited, so order NOW!


NOW President Terry O'Neill On Television

NOW President Terry O'Neill on C-Span 8/23/12
C-Span: President Terry O'Neill discusses what NOW believes will influence women voters in the 2012 elections. Watch the video »

NOW President Terry O'Neill on MSNBC
MSNBC: NOW President Terry O'Neill discusses Rep. Todd Akin's comments and whether Akin will drive women voters from the GOP. Watch the video »

Grassroot Spotlight

Fayetteville NOW Greeting VP Candidate Paul Ryan

On Aug. 23, Fayetteville NOW and local North Carolina Democrats demonstrated just off Fort Bragg when vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to town.



Action Spotlight

Anti-Abortion Rights Terrorism Is Coming to Charlotte During the DNC! Will You Help?

Domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue/Operation Save America is staging another national mobilization against abortion rights in Charlotte beginning Sat 9/1 through Sat 9/8. Join NOW activists & allies to stand proudly and peacefully for women's fundamental right to choose abortion. More info on Facebook »

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