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NOW's Feminist Action Agenda for 2009 And Beyond
Help NOW Set a Feminist Agenda for the New Administration
NOW has just released our Feminist Action Agenda for 2009 and Beyond and this exciting, extensive women-centered document should be useful for activists in many ways and can be used in your writing, advocacy, coalition work, state and local policy discussions, just to list a few uses.
Right NOW, we are asking you to use the Agenda in several ways:
1. Review the agenda and fill out our web survey -- let us know how you think we should prioritize our time, energy and funds on behalf of these critical feminist goals. Starting Jan. 20, the U.S. will have a presidential administration that has vowed support for women and girls. That doesn't mean our work is done, though. Together we must urge the Obama-Biden team and Congress to do all they can to undo the damage from eight years of George W. Bush, and finally begin to advance women's rights. We have a long haul toward full equality.
So, tell us which of our nine "to do" list items are most critical to you, and help us make it an even 10 by suggesting an additional item or issue that is dear to your heart or on your mind. We're already hard at work, because there's not a moment to lose, and we want to hit the ground running when the new Congress begins in January. Be a part of this effort, and together we can make women's rights a top priority in the White House and Congress. Take action NOW!
2. Use the Feminist Action Agenda as a resource for engaging in community action. If you're feeling the effects of the current economic crisis and are angry that big corporations are being "bailed out" and women, children and families are being ignored, then join up with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and make your voices heard!
Bring the Feminist Action Agenda to town hall meetings and community discussions being held all around the country and speak out for yourself and on behalf of all the women and their families, who will suffer from the greed and recklessness of giant corporations who have run amok with little supervision these past eight years.