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National NOW Times >> Fall, 2001
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Ireland Steps Down, Conference Delegates Elect Gandy New President
Feminist leaders of the labor movement, welfare rights movement and state legislatures, along with nearly a thousand chapter delegates and NOW activists poured into Philadelphia over the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2001 for NOW’s National Conference.

Latina Girls’ High School Drop-Out Rate Highest in U.S
The much publicized Education Reform Act, the first bill introduced in Congress by allies of George W. Bush, languishes in Congress without the votes necessary to become law, and the prospects for passing such legislation at this point seem slim.

2001 Love Your Body Day
This year’s Love Your Body Day, sponsored by the National Organization for Women Foundation, will take place Wednesday, September 19, 2001.

Feminists Renew Commitment to Political Change in 2002
As evidenced by the enthusiastic participation of activists in the second annual national Political Institute, NOW members are preparing to tackle the political challenges of the 2002 elections.

Viewpoint: Sex Versus Gender
I have great concerns about the trend to embrace gender – both as a term and as the foundation of a political movement. My primary opposition is that gender is nothing more than an arbitrary social construct, the sole purpose of which is to keep women in subservient roles.

The Emergency Campaign for Women's Lives Continues with a National Day of Speakouts
At the National NOW Conference in Philadelphia, a resolution was passed declaring a National Day of Speakouts in October as part of the Emergency Campaign for Women’s Lives.

"Fetal Rights" Initiatives Concern Abortion Rights Supporters
Opponents of abortion rights have employed numerous tactics in their attempts to dismantle Roe v. Wade, the newest of which might loosely be dubbed a Fetal Rights strategy.

NOW Times Winter 2001 Survey Results
In the Winter 2001 issue of the National NOW Times (NNT), we devoted our survey to finding out what members and other readers think of NOW's newspaper.

Tis the Season...For Giving
For every question about easy and effective ways to support NOW, we have answers. Here is your guide to making the most of your gifts to NOW.

NOW Acts
Standing Up Against Homophobia; Restoring Voting Rights; Winning Representation in Redistricting; Protesting Bush Policies; and Challenging "Fetal Personhood" Efforts

Will the Media Merger Free-For-All Extinguish Women’s Voices?
Women’s rights issues are often given short-shrift in the media, and it’s only going to get worse.

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