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"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."
"I think it's time that we stop evaluating women alone for family decisions, and start talking about, how do we have a society that values all families?"
"When the line between the personal and the political dissolves, it is usually due to religion."
The Freeh investigation includes many excellent recommendations to deal with preventing and dealing with child sexual assaults on campus, including full compliance with the Clery Act. These recommendations should all be completely implemented. Yet they need to go further.
Delegates at the 2012 National NOW Conference passed 11 resolutions on issues including removing the time limit from the ERA, increasing access to Plan B for Native American women and defeating the war on women in the state legislatures.
It is with great pride that we announce today, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee endorses President Barack Obama for re-election as president of the United States. NOW PAC is proud to stand behind a president who unquestionably represents the path forward to achieve equality for women.
On July 11, NOW and other women's groups will hold a press conference to shine a spotlight on 'Presidential Candidates and the War on Women.' The groups will review the importance of the gender gap and also the record number of women running for Congress.
Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban has no exceptions for rape, incest or health conditions; and it stipulates penalties, jail time and public reporting requirements for doctors. It is a clear strike in the ongoing War on Women, and one that places women's lives in danger.