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2014-02-11 12:26:47

Women's Groups Call on FDA to Restore Gender Equity in the Treatment of Sexual Disorders WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to further delay approval of the first-ever drug to treat the most common female sexual disorder, the National Consumers League and the National Organization for Women, joined by women's health and advocacy organizations, are calling on the FDA to move swiftly to end the 16...

2013-03-01 16:24:59

Halligan "is unqualified to sit on such a prestigious court because of her conduct in office, using her position in state government to advance radical, pro-abortion legal theories against the constitutional rights of pro-life citizens," said AULA's Dr. Yoest. WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called for the U.S. Senate to vote no on cloture on the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court...

2012-11-02 15:20:26

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's tight economy, Proposition 33 will strain women's finances by raising automobile insurance rates, gouging those already living on the financial edge who can least afford it. Women are busy with their families and their jobs so we don't always feel like we have the time to get engaged in politics or even take the time to vote. History has proven that when we don't show up and vote, we are negatively impacted. This is why...

2012-11-01 15:21:30

By Patty Bellasalma, President, National Organization for Women (NOW) California SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women are busy with their families and their jobs so we don't always feel like we have the time to get engaged in politics or even take the time to vote. History has proven that when we don't show up and vote, we are negatively impacted. This is why we need to vote No on Proposition 33, which would raise auto insurance rates on good drivers....

2012-06-29 02:23:10

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 30, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) President and Founder Dr. Heidi Hartmann will be honored with the Woman of Vision Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) national conference, the country's largest annual gathering of grassroots women's right activists and allies. The NOW Woman of Vision award highlights a woman who has made significant contributions toward improving the lives of women and...

2011-10-11 10:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lane Bryant®, the nation's leading women's curvy apparel retailer, kicks off the sixth annual Hollywood NOW Love Your Body Day by hosting a special event on Friday, October 21 at The Westfield Culver City mall. The National Organization for Women (NOW)'s Love Your Body Day, with events across the country slated for October 19th, is an annual event that brings together women of all sizes to celebrate...

2011-08-24 14:14:00

Groups List Top 10 Laws for Women Currently Endangered by Extremist Policies WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, a coalition of women's organizations, representing millions of women, announced plans to counter the attacks on women's economic and health security through a new multi-organization...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

Carol Crossed is the founder and president of the new Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts. The Birthplace was recently restored, and opened in the spring of 2010. Adams, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Women's History Month ends with the death of a leading women's rights figure, Geraldine Ferraro. A lapel button supporting her run for vice president in 1984 still graces my office bulletin board. A trailblazer in the political realm, Ferraro can be rightly added to the...

2010-09-09 12:19:00

Mass. NOW and 1199SEIU call on Beth Israel board to take action against 'environment of inequity' during annual board meeting September 23rd BOSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's largest healthcare workers union and the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for Women released a joint statement today calling on the board of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to fire CEO Paul Levy when it convenes its annual meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on...

2010-01-28 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of abortion rights groups are expressing "outrage" over an upcoming Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad about a woman's decision to continue with a high-risk pregnancy against doctor's advice -- a mother's personal choice which resulted in the birth of Tim Tebow, who has become one of America's biggest college football stars. "It's fascinating that NOW [the National Organization for Women] is wanting to censor the Tebows from...