Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NOW News: Giving Tuesday, Albuquerque Victory, Black Friday, the 20-week abortion ban and more


NOW News and Action Summary

News: Giving Tuesday, Albuquerque Victory, Black Friday, the 20-week abortion ban and more!
November 26, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE:

Giving Tuesday

December 3 is Giving Tuesday -- a day after the hubbub of commercialism that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday to give to your favorite charities. Learn more about Giving Tuesday and consider a tax-deductible gift to the NOW Foundation. We thank you for your continuing support of the fight for women's rights.


Albuquerque Victory!

NOW celebrates the voters of Albuquerque for rejecting a ban on abortions past 20 weeks. The proposed ban would have been unprecedented, but voters kept Albuquerque from being the first municipality to explicitly limit women's access to abortion care in this way.


Black Friday

NOW activists are busy organizing actions at Walmarts across the country to demand fair pay for Walmart workers. National is spearheading a social media campaign and coordinating with our allies to aid chapters with on the ground actions.
Do you want to participate? Find a protest near you and encourage your chapter leader to utilize NOW's Black Friday social media kits (available on the chapters only site) for Facebook and Twitter.


Officer Updates

Terry O'Neill wrote a Huffington post article about JFK's contribution to women's rights and what he would want us to do next. What is that you ask? Check out her blog for the answer.
Terry was also featured in a video about protecting Social Security Benefits. Watch it here.
Chitra Panjabi spoke to Philadelphia NOW and CLUW on November 7th about the importance of unions to women and the important relationship the women's movements continues to build with labor.
Chitra was a panelist at the Grey Panthers convention in Rockville, MD. Her panel -- "Overcoming Isms Together" -- focused on the intersectional nature of the social justice movement.


NOW on Social Media

Walmart is at it again. Now they are asking people to donate food to their associates so they can celebrate Thanksgiving. The corporation that makes $17 billion in profits each year can't pay their associates enough for them to be able to live? We thing that's unacceptable and we're shaming Walmart on social media. Check out our most recent graphic on Facebook.
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Shop with NOW

It's that time of year again. Time to buy presents for your family and friends. Here's a great gift idea: a tote bag, t-shirt, a mug, water bottles - even an infant onesie, with the NOW logo on it! Find great, NOW branded items through our Printfection storefront.
If you know your loved ones want something else you can also support NOW by shopping at Amazon! Use this link to enter Amazon and NOW will receive a percentage of any purchase you make - at no extra cost to you!


Action Spotlight
Stop the 20 week Abortion Ban
The 20 week abortion ban has reared its ugly head again. Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced a dangerous and illegal 20 week abortion ban in the Senate. It's especially important to oppose this now because a similar bill recently passed the House of Representatives.
Email your Senators and tell them to vote against this unconstitutional infringement on women's rights.


Abortion is under attack again from all sides. Senator Graham recently introduced a federal 20-Week abortion ban and now cities are moving to ban abortions. We need to stand up against this infringement on our rights and protect women's ability to make their own health decisions.
However, we can't fight without your support. Please donate so we can keep abortion legal.




Grassroot Spotlight
Tompkins County NOW protested the opening of a local Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby has sued to overturn the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
Montgomery County NOW has been out in front of a minimum wage bill for their county. National NOW President Terry O'Neill recently joined Montgomery County NOW -- and union allies - to show support for the legislation.


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