Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NOW News: Roe Day 2014, One Billion Rising 2014, 2014 conference and more

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News: Roe Day 41st Anniversary, One Billion Rising 2014, 2014 conference and more
January 7th, 2014

Fighting Back for Roe - State by State

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, NOW chapters will mark the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. We are in the process of collecting information from our chapters on their local actions, which will be compiled here.

One Billion Rising 2014

NOW leaders and activists were at the heart of the thousands of One Billion Rising activities on February 14, 2013. Our activism promoted the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed within days of V-Day and was signed by the President just weeks later. (See pictures from last year's activities in Washington, D.C. here.)
For V-Day 2014, we will mark the official "Rise for Justice" campaign to identify sexual violence across the country and around the world. Activists will gather together with colleagues, friends, coalition and community partners to speak out, dance, march, assemble, and demand an end to sexual violence and promote justice and equality for women. Rise up -- find your local event!

2014 Conference

We are thrilled to announce that the 2014 conference will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Mark off the dates -- June 27-29, 2014 -- on your calendar now. See you in ABQ! (Details coming soon!)

Thank you!

Thanks to our many supporters, we reached our December online fundraising goal! We look forward to working with you in 2014 and appreciate your continued support.

NOW on Social Media

Congratulations to Janet Yellen for becoming the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve! We're celebrating this victory by making Janet Yellen's confirmation go viral.
You're probably wondering why sharing a graphic on Facebook matters. Let me tell you. We need to show that supporting women's equality is a winning strategy. We need to show the politicians that we are paying attention. That we are a force to be reckoned with. We need to do this in a public way and what's more public than a viral image on the internet?
Will you make Janet Yellen go viral?

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Action Spotlight
Take the reproductive rights pledge for 2014!
Stand strong with NOW and take the Reproductive Rights Pledge for 2014! All women have the right to have the children they want, raise the children they have, and plan their families through safe, legal abortion, and access to contraception, and pre- and post-natal care. Take the pledge today!

We need to protect Roe v. Wade and ensure that every person has the right to control their reproductive healthcare.

Grassroot Spotlight
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is coming up! We are currently adding local chapter events to this page -- check back for updates to find a Roe Day action near you!
Morris County NOW has kicked off the new year by encouraging members in their recent newsletter to sign National NOW's Reproductive Rights Pledge for 2014. Following the spirit of the pledge they have provided ways for activists to get involved locally. We appreciate the support!

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