News from NOW
Congressional Republicans are already on record supporting the destruction of Medicare and Medicaid as well as accelerated cuts to Social Security benefits. We must stop President Obama from conceding to their unreasonable demands!
At the 2011 National NOW Conference, delegates passed 13 resolutions calling for benefit improvements in Social Security, the adoption of "Medicare for all," the designation of reproductive rights as enforceable civil rights, and much more.
Just posted in NOW's Media Hall of Shame: Newsweek Editor-In-Chief Tina Brown imagines what Princess Diana's life would have been like if she were alive today. This fantasy life includes several wealthy husbands, a popular Facebook page and botox injections. The magazine cover features a composite photo of an updated Diana walking with Kate Middleton.
Take action NOW! Tell the president and House leader: please work together to ensure that multi-millionaires and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and that the federal budget is not balanced on the backs of hard-working women who need shelters and after-school programs to stay open and good jobs to support their families.
NOW wrapped up its 45th National Conference in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, June 26, setting NOW's policy and agenda for the coming year and looking toward the 2012 elections and beyond.
Today, NOW kicked off the 2011 National Conference in Tampa, Fla. with an emergency rally outside Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) office. This conference comes at a critical time in the ongoing war on women.
As a part of the 2011 National NOW Conference, NOW will hold an emergency rally on Friday, June 24, to protest proposed cuts in the 2012 budget. Hundreds of grassroots feminist activists from around the country will participate in this action.
A Supreme Court majority ruled against women by siding with the country's largest employment discriminator, saying Wal-Mart, essentially, is too big to sue.
According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, AARP is ready to accept cuts to Social Security benefits — just as budget negotiations reach a critical tipping point. Since this story ran, AARP's CEO has issued a non-denial denial; NOW was not impressed.
As if right on cue, the 'Give us your cash, B--ch!' video popped up this week to prove that sexism and racism are alive and kicking this election season.
When the National NOW Conference opens in on June 24, hundreds of NOW leaders, members and activists will turn a spotlight on the right-wing war against women. They will spend the next three days strategizing and organizing to stop the ongoing attacks by extremist politicians.
Please tell your House member that: 1) Funding for vital social programs that help women and their families must be protected; and 2) Such measures as the balanced-budget amendment, across-the-board spending caps, and reduction in the cost-of-living allowance will be harmful to the economy and to millions of working women and their families.
For-profit colleges & universities exist to make profits, and they do so by the simple mechanism of selling less value at a much higher cost. Examining both sides of that equation makes clear that taxpayers are supporting an educational-bankruptcy industrial complex that, in the absence of regulation, will continue to force more women & families into the debt horror of a lifetime.
Hundreds of feminist activists from around the country will gather in Tampa, Fla., for the National NOW Conference from June 24-26, 2011. This year's conference theme, Daring to Dream: Building a Feminist Future, is centered on advancing the principles that have been steering feminism all along: equality, fairness, opportunity, non-violence and empowerment.
The Senate wisely rejected a destructive House-passed budget which would have slashed $4.3 trillion from critical social programs, while rewarding $4.2 trillion in tax cuts to the very wealthy. The Ryan budget represented conservative lawmakers' continuing war on women and their families.