National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
MAY 30, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
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. We want to jam the phones to send a clear message of support for the Paycheck Fairness Act. Take Action NOW!
Radicals in the House recently held a hearing on on a dangerous new abortion ban for D.C. H.R. 3803 and its Senate companion would ban abortion care at 20 weeks for the capitol, imposing penalties and/or jail time on doctors who provide this necessary health care, even those stepping in to preserve a woman's health. Take action!
Stop the War on Women
Friday 6/29 - Sunday 7/1
Eve Ensler will take the stage at the NOW Conference for a full hour on Friday, June 29. NOW is thrilled to have the author of the groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues kicking off our 2012 conference.
A number of truly inspiring women will speak throughout the weekend. These feminist champions have blazed trails for women in health and science, advanced economic justice for women, advocated for access to birth control, run for public office, and made headlines across the country for civil rights. Read more about all our speakers »
Register online NOW, and sign up for conference email updates. The hotel is filling up fast, so make your reservations right away!
Law enforcement's use of Tasers has increased since the early 2000s. An estimated 15,000-plus law enforcement agencies now utilize them, and at least 500 people in the U.S. have died after being shocked. Standards for use are needed, particularly concerning pregnant women, the elderly and people with disabilities. Read more.
NOW condemns the May 16 passage of the House Republican version of the VAWA reauthorization bill (H.R. 4970). Sponsored by Representative Sandy Adams (R-Fla.), H.R. 4970 not only strips important provisions that were passed by a bipartisan Senate vote of 68-31, but also changes and weakens many initiatives and preventive provisions that have been included in VAWA by both Republicans and Democrats over the past 18 years. Read more.