News from NOW
This past weekend, June 29 - July 1, more than 500 women's rights activists descended on Baltimore, Md., for the 2012 National NOW Conference.
"Our mission is to bring women to full equality -- social equality, political equality and economic equality -- throughout the United States."
"Welcome to Ground Zero of the War on Women. If we have one state without an abortion provider, we’ve effectively overturned Roe v. Wade in that state...Women’s lives are on the line right now.”
This is an important victory, as now millions of women and their families can be ensured better health care and preventive services. The Supreme Court is only 33 percent women, but women made the difference in this decision. And it was a woman, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who deserves credit for pushing President Obama's bill across the finish line.
"It is a sad day when the Supreme Court of the United States, once a bulwark against racial injustice, lets stand a state law that encourages racial profiling," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "We will continue to work with our civil rights allies to repeal this dreadful provision."
Hundreds of women's rights activists and supporters from every corner of the nation will converge in Baltimore, Md., this weekend, June 29 - July 1, at the National Organization for Women annual conference.
NOW vehemently opposes a Michigan anti-choice omnibus bill that would severely limit women's reproductive rights and health care access. The appalling bill is 60 pages' worth of proof of the GOP's ongoing War on Women.
For decades, women involved in child custody battles have been victimized in court by the use of the phony "parental alienation syndrome." The American Psychiatric Association may include this unfounded "disorder" under another name in the fifth edition of a widely used mental health manual. Comments are due to the APA June 15.
The National Organization for Women is deeply disappointed that conservatives in the U.S. Senate this afternoon prevented the Paycheck Fairness Act from being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. Today, this bill had 52 votes to move forward, and the support of the majority of the Senate.
The nation's largest annual gathering of grassroots women's rights activists and allies will take place in Baltimore, Md., on June 29 - July 1, 2012 at the National Organization for Women National Conference. Hundreds of women and men will convene to strategize and organize a vision for the months ahead in the fight for women's equality.
For the last two weeks, supporters of equal pay have been making calls to the Senate, and we can't thank you enough. Well, we still need your calls, and we're excited to let you know that the toll-free number is still working, so please read on.
Three years to the day since the murder of abortion provider and women's health activist Dr. George Tiller, irrational anti-abortion attacks continue. Today it is extremists in Congress seizing on sex-selection abortions overseas to bash U.S. women and their doctors.
Law enforcement's use of electro-muscular disruption technology (EMDT), most commonly referred to as Tasers, has increased since the early 2000s. An estimated 15,000-plus law enforcement agencies now utilize them, and reports indicate that at least 500 people in the U.S. have died after being shocked.
We expect a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act in the coming weeks, and we need to make sure our senators hear from us now. For the next 48 hours (throughout Tue and Wed), we want to jam the phones to send a clear message of support for the Paycheck Fairness Act.