NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for the Huffington Post discussing Medicaid as the fourth topic in her series on the Romney-Ryan budget. O'Neill says, "the more the GOP candidates talk about their plans for the economic future of this country and its people, the more anxious -- and angry -- I grow. . . Sounds like the real moochers in this scenario are the ones looting Medicaid." Read more.
The national publication of NOW is hot off the press and on the web. This issue includes: what's at stake for women in the 2012 elections and why we must vote, the politicization of VAWA, threats to women's economic security, the growing momentum for marriage equality, and much much more. Read more.
Today, Sept. 25, is National Voter Registration Day. Join the celebration by registering to vote and helping to register your friends, neighbors and family members. The impact is driven by you -- register in September so we can make it count in November! To find an event in your local area and how you can get involved, check out the National Voter Registration Day website - NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. And don't forget to join the event on Facebook and tweet using the hashtag #925NVRD.
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.
NOW is excited to parter with V-Day and Eve Ensler on the One Billion Rising campaign as part of the anti-violence movement sweeping the globe. Join us as we take a stand, dance in the streets (or in our hearts) and demand an end to sexual and domestic violence on Valentine's Day 2013. For more information, visit OneBillionRising.org.
Half the Sky travels to 10 different countries where sex trafficking, prostitution, gender-based violence and maternal mortality are everyday realities for women and girls. The film explores how these forms of oppression are being confronted and combated through health care, education and economic empowerment. Half the Sky will air on PBS Oct. 1 and 2, at 9:00 pm Eastern. Read more.
Virginia NOW Activists Speak Out Against Bullying and Clinic Closing
Virginia NOW members, activists and allies turned out in force for the Board of Health meeting on 9/14 regarding Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's clinic-closing regulations. The video includes activists Kobby Hoffman (4:45 and again at 5:04) and Tannis Fuller (at 5:05) of Charlottesville, as well as VA NOW President Marj Signer (at 4:01). Read more.