National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
APRIL 18, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Send President Obama a message in support of equal pay: Urge him to issue an executive order that will protect employees of federal contractors against retaliation for disclosing or asking about their wages. Take action NOW!
April 17 was Equal Pay Day, the day when U.S. women's average earnings finally catch up with the amount men were paid on average in the previous year. That means that women must have worked more than 600 hours into 2012 to attain the same pay men received in 2011. Read more.
Stop the War on Women
Baltimore, Md. • June 29 - July 1
» Keynote speaker Eve Enlser, esteemed playwright, performer and activist
» Krystal Ball, political commentator, activist and former congressional candidate
» Sandra Fluke, law student who stood up for women's access to birth control
» Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research
» Tamika Mallory, national executive director of the National Action Network
» Dr. Vivian Pinn, first full-time director of the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health
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A House floor vote is coming soon on the dangerous anti-abortion rights Teen Endangerment Act, which could criminalize helping a teenage woman access legal abortion care outside of her home state. Tell your representative to vote NO on the "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" (H.R. 2299). Take action NOW!
During the past few weeks NOW has grown increasingly concerned about whether this Congress will reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Even though the bill (S. 1925) has 61 bipartisan sponsors and has passed through committee, the Senate leadership has not yet scheduled a floor vote. Read more.
You HAVE Earned a Say: Since AARP is claiming it wants to hear from people, we think it's only fair that we give folks a REAL chance to speak out. Take our brief survey on the future of Social Security and Medicare, and make your voice heard to AARP. Take action NOW!