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Monday
Apr022012

PA NOW Endorses April 28th Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg | Is Ann Romney MItt's Missile?

Join Anne at PA Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg on April 28 OR go National Unite Women page.  Collage visual via Lauren Wilson.

Daily French Roast

Anne is reading …

Ann Romney is the one Dems fear most, writes PoliticoBattle of the Political Babes

It seems that the 2012 will see two babes — Michelle Obama and Ann Romney — fighting for the women’s vote. Politico writes that the Obama campaign takes Ann Romney’s rock star status very seriously, regarding her as a “skilled and articulate advocate whose full power has yet to be unleased.”

Ann Romney is currently targeting women around America, trying to convey — what? That her husband didn’t swing hard right? That Mitt Romney didn’t promise to kill Planned Parenthood? That Romney didn’t take the a fertilized egg doesn’t have personhood status with rights equal to the a grown woman with three kids and a happy husband?

Indeed Ann Romney is charming, vibrant and an enormously appealing, competent woman with a serious brain. But we’re talking some of the most onerous legislation ever forced down the throats of American women and her husband only says he doesn’t want to talk about birth control. That’s hardly pushback against social conservatives who want birth control banned.

Michelle Obama @25th Kids’ Choice Awards

Michelle Obama honors Taylor Swift with Nickelodeon’s Big Help Award, Saturday night saying:

“It is my great privilege to present Nickelodeon’s Big Help Award to someone who has rocketed to the top of the music industry but still keeps her feet on the ground, someone who has shattered every expectation of what a 22-year old can accomplish.” via New York Magazine

UNITE Against The

War on Women 4.28.12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unite Women has been officially endorsed by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). We are working out the details of combining efforts and their involvement specifically with our Unite Women-Campus Organizing Group. Just to give you an idea of what this means - the AAUW has a membership of 100,000+ members so this is a huge deal for the Campus Organizing Group. Thanks to Karen Teegarden and the team in D.C. last week who facilitated the wheels in motion to make this happen. Once again another major turning point for Unite Women, specifically for the Campus Organizing Group.

Anne Enke, media liaison and organizational outreach for the PA will work with AAUW PA for our endorsement of April 28 Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg.

PA NOW’s Julia Ramsey Joins Harrisburg Rally

The founder of Anne of Carversville is proud to follow last week’s National Now endorsement with her own PA NOW endorsement and an enthusiastic call to action by PA NOW president Julia Ramsey.

We are joining in the Unite rally to say, ‘WE’VE HAD ENOUGH! This War on Women’s Rights must stop NOW!’  We are calling on anyone interested in fighting this war to become a member of Pennsylvania NOW at http://panow.org/pages/members.htm and then join us to speak out against federal and state attacks on women.  These acts of war include attempts to reduce and, in some instances, eliminate all domestic violence and sexual assault programs, education funding, abortion and contraceptive services, and Social Security.  In addition, women’s economic security is essential to our family security.  Cutting programs such as food stamps, General Assistance, public education from kindergarten through college, and reducing or eliminating access to health care threatens this security and is part of this War on Women.   Attempts to cut Social Security and privatizing Medicare are also part of this war.

Speak out NOW!  Join us on April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm in Harrisburg, PA and support the Unite Against the War on Women Rally.  See you there.”

We encourage all our Pennsylvania friends to join us in Harrisburg where Julia Ramsey will join former Naral president Kate Michelman, PA State Sen. Daylin Leach and a growing list of PA leaders who are gathering to speak out for women in our state and across America. More announcements tomorrow.

Related:

Wisconsin: Perfect Setting for National Discussion about Anti-Choice Terrority | RH Reality Check

Tuesday
Mar272012

Republican Stag Party Vision | National Organization for Women Endorses National March Against War on Women

Anne of Carversville

Anne is reading …

With women of both parties occupying only 17% of Congressional seats, it might seem unfair for New York Mag’s Frank Rich to write Stag Party: The GOP’s woman problem is that it has a serious problem with women

“For much of its history, misogyny was not the style of the party of Lincoln,” writes Rich. Because so many of its women were educated, the GOP was often ahead of the curve in granting women’s rights. When women got the vote via the 19th Amendment, roughly three-quarters of the 36 state legislatures that ratified the amendment were controlled by Republicans.

If you read AOC, you know 90% of the information Rich shares to show just how far afield the Republican party has gone in its rejection of independent, educated, competent women. Rich does share a story of MItt Romney the bishop. Indeed, the candidate has been a bishop of his church (perhaps he still is?)

A mother of four learned that she had a blood clot in her pelvis during a later, unexpected pregnancy, putting her own health and that of the fetus at risk. Romney visited the hospital where she “lay helpless, hurt, and frightened,” as she described it, only to tell her that “as your bishop, my concern is with the child.”

UNITE Against The

War on Women 4.28.12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Karen Teegarden 248-310-8535

Email: Info@unitewomen.org

“Prominent names, young and old, step forward to endorse UNITE Women

BIRMINGHAM, MI—UNITEWomen.org is pleased to announce the endorsement by three well-known and nationally respected advocates for women’s rights.

Ihollabackis an international movement to address street crime or sexual harassment that happens in a public space.” Ihollaback’s efforts have changed the way street harassment is viewed and treated and its efforts have helped create the first of its kind government response in New York by connecting iPhone and Droid apps to the city’s 311 information line. Ihollaback includes 34 cities, 14 countries and operates in 8 languages. It was recently featured in Time.com’s Game Changers series.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation magazine, serving as its editor since 1995 and as publisher since 2005. She is currently a columnist for WashingtonPost.com and is also a frequent commentator on MSNBC, CNN, ABC and PBS.  In 2003 van den Heuvel was honored with a Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood for her article, “Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia.” She said simply of her UNITE Women endorsement, “I proudly, happily endorse Unite Women march on April 28. We are all in this together – ensuring women’s rights to control their bodies and health.”

National Organization for Women (NOW)is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. NOW’s goal is to “take action” to bring about equality for all women. Both the actions NOW takes and its position on the issues are principled, uncompromising and often ahead of their time. NOW is a leader, not a follower, of public opinion.”

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