Wednesday, February 27, 2013

National Organization for Women News: VAWA, NOW Elections, 2013 Conference, NOW Store, Ms. Magazine, One Billion Rising




NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
February 26, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE:

This Season's Paul Ryan? Eric Cantor Takes On VAWA

NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on The Huffington Post: "Rather than moving swiftly to pass the Senate VAWA bill, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has produced a substitute amendment that eliminates protections contained in the Senate bill, and even scales back current law, while also undermining the Office on Violence Against Women." Read more.


Call for Nominations for National NOW Officers

Every four years the National Organization for Women elects its national leaders, and NOW is the time! The election will take place at the 2013 National NOW Conference in Chicago, Ill., July 5-7.
Interested in running for national office? Learn more on the conference website. The first deadline is coming up on March 13 -- when nominations are due for officer tickets that want their information included in a special NOW mailing -- so don't delay! Read more.

Tell House You Are Not Fooled by GOP's Stealth Anti-Woman VAWA

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and other Republicans have released an unacceptable version of VAWA that omits many important provisions that are in the Senate-passed bill (S. 47) and even scales back current law. We must defeat the bogus House bill. Please call your House member. Take action NOW!

Celebrate Women's Suffrage Centennial this Weekend

On March 3, 1913, a band of brave suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., proudly demanding their right to vote. In honor of this pivotal procession, a number of centennial events are taking place in our nation's capital, including a March 3 reenactment of the historic demonstration, organized by Delta Sigma Theta. Check out all the events.

House Leadership Blocking Inclusive VAWA. Again.

The Republican House leadership has turned to its ultra-conservative, anti-woman playbook yet again to block passage of an inclusive, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act. Read more.

Conference Spotlight
2013 National NOW Conference
Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7

Conference Registration is Open!
Visit the 2013 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 calling now for workshop proposal submissions -- which are due by April 5, so please make it a priority to organize your panels and submit online proposals by that deadline.
More information will be available soon on the 2013 conference website.

NOW and One Billion Rising Call Attention to Violence Against Women

On Feb. 14, women and men around the world danced to end violence against women and girls. NOW was a proud partner in the One Billion Rising actions organized by Vagina Monologues author and global activist Eve Ensler. NOW leaders and supporters took part in actions across the country. Read more.

Announcing: NOW's Online Store

Our online store is now open at Printfection! A number of NOW branded items -- including t-shirts, mugs, and accessories -- are available. Apparel comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Keep an eye out as we introduce new products in the upcoming months. Start shopping NOW!
SPECIAL OFFER:
Support NOW, Get Ms.
Support NOW, Get Ms.
Through March 28, we are partnering with Ms. magazine, an award-winning feminist publication. When you donate $25 or more to NOW you can receive Ms. magazine for one year -- for free! And if you're not a NOW member, join today and get Ms. magazine with your join.
*IMPORTANT: You must use the links in this email and the special "Support NOW, Get Ms." donate page to participate in this offer.

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Grassroot Spotlight
New York City NOW Joins V-Day's One Billion Rising

Pictured here (left to right): National NOW Board Member Jerin Arifa, V-Day Board Member Rosario Dawson, and NOW activist Eleanor Streicker.
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