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Republican Mitt Romney could not have picked a better running mate to telegraph the very essence of his campaign for president than Representative Paul Ryan. Together, these two candidates plan to lead the way in transferring even more wealth from the middle class, the working class and even the poor to the very rich in this country.
House and Senate GOP leadership have made their position on VAWA strikingly clear: They remain determined to block this lifesaving legislation and replace it with a bill that excludes certain types of people.
Help spread the Love Your Body message. Order copies of the winning NOW Foundation 2012 Love Your Body poster. Designs from previous years, postcards and magnets are available, too.
Today marks an important milestone for women throughout the country. Beginning Aug. 1, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, making preventive care more accessible and affordable for 47 million women.
On July 31, extremists in Congress continued their War on Women by pressing for legislation that would criminalize abortions in the nation's capital after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
"Her message is not only about prevention but also about empowerment. There have been about 35 million deaths worldwide from the epidemic, but there are also more than 34 million HIV-positive people in the world. Many of them are women like her."
"As we watch the opening ceremonies and see the pride on display as the athletes enter the stadium, we can look forward to a new generation of stars being born, and look back at those who came before to light the way."
"James Eagan Holmes killed 12 people. More than three women are killed every day by an intimate partner in the United States. If we want this to stop, reforming our gun control laws is essential."
"Rape survivors know that there’s a world of shame and stigma that awaits them should they speak up. In this kind of environment talking about sexual assault—let alone reporting it—is not just difficult, it’s straight up heroic."
"The problem with Slaughter’s piece—and now planned book—is not that she doesn’t speak for most women, but that she and other women in the 1% fail to recognize how their failure to exercise power in support of women at the economic bottom hurts all of us."
"[The motion to withdraw the contempt of court charge] was a huge victory not only for Ms. Dietrich, but for women all over the country.”
"Unless something changes, Republicans will bear responsibility for blocking renewal of a popular, lifesaving initiative. This seems an odd way to cultivate moderate voters, especially women, going into the fall campaign."
"There are many LGBT people that work in the hospitality industry; housekeepers are almost exclusively women. We’ve been natural allies in terms of working together to improve the standards of work in the service industry and the hotel industry."
Please call AND email your member of Congress right away, and urge him or her to oppose the victim-shaming, perp-shielding House version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, and support the inclusive, bipartisan Senate version of this lifesaving legislation. Time is slipping away, so please make those calls and send those emails right away!
"Too often schools feel that their job is to underreport or cover up so their reputations will not be injured, but the reality is, if we're going to get to the bottom of this, we need transparency and reporting."