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News: Phone bank for Reproductive Rights, congratulations Illinois, the 20 week abortion ban and more!
November 11, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE:
Phone Bank for Reproductive Rights!
Stand with Respect ABQ Women and NOW to block Albuquerque's ballot measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. We need YOU to help us make phone calls to encourage people to vote AGAINST this ballot measure in the November 19th election. Sign up online!
Calls can be made from anywhere in the country and will be happening on November 12th and 14th at 7:30 pm EST. Register now!
"The march of progress is never easy; opposition arises and it is often cruel. However, momentum for marriage equality continues to grow as Illinois joins six other states that legalized full marriage rights in 2013. Our activists will continue to fight for marriage equality -- no matter the obstacle -- until all Americans have the right to enjoy the benefits and protections provided by marriage," said NOW Action Vice President Bonnie Grabenhofer. Statement available in full.
Photos from the Illinois rally for marriage equality are online! See on the ground in Illinois and from the rally.
20 Week Abortion Ban Introduced in Senate
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) introduced a bill that criminalizes abortions after 20 weeks, a direct and outrageous violation of Roe v. Wade. As the grassroots arm of the women's movement, NOW is mobilizing to fight these attacks on women's bodies and rights. Your support is imperative in our fight to protect women's reproductive rights!
McAuliffe Wins Virginia
Last week, Terry McAuliffe won the Virginia gubernatorial race over women's rights offender Ken Cuccinelli. Thanks to the hard work of Virginia NOW – and the votes of women – Virginians have elected a politician dedicated to protecting a woman's right to control her own reproductive decisions.
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