by Kirsten Xanthippe
The sounds and lights of Bally's hotel in Las Vegas are the stage for the historic 1996 National NOW Conference June 28-30. The conference celebrates 30 years of activism since NOW's inception June 29, 1966, by focusing on strategies to preserve hard-won rights now in jeopardy.
"Only feminist activists would celebrate their 30th anniversary by rolling up their sleeves for some tough political battles," said NOW President Patricia Ireland.
"Yet our conferences always have a celebratory feeling, as we swap stories, tell the latest tales and laugh at Newt's soundbites," she said. "That feeling, combined with hard-nosed strategies, will give seasoned and new activists alike a chance to recharge their batteries for the final push in the 1996 elections."
Las Vegas is the perfect site for a productive and entertaining conference. It is a popular travel spot, drawing in people for its own glitz and glamour as well as its proximity to other vacation destinations in Nevada, California and Arizona.
So whether you like to try your luck at the slots (bring your spare change jar) or crave the showiest of shows, mark your calendars, make your reservations and join the NOW activists, entertainers and celebrities from across the country who will rally at Bally's for NOW's 30th anniversary conference.
Room reservations at Bally's Las Vegas should be made by May 28 to guarantee the NOW conference rate. Call 800-634-3434 and be sure to say that you're with NOW, so that your stay at Bally's is credited to NOW to help defray the cost of the meeting space.
Early reservations and advance planning help NOW predict how many people will attend, and better provide for your comfort and fun. Watch for your conference registration form in the next issue of the National NOW Times. For more information, contact Kirsten Xanthippe, conference manager at the National Action Center, 202-628-8669, extension 729.