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National NOW Times >> Fall 2002

In this Issue

NOW Fired Up By Election, Vows to Fight
There is no good way to spin the outcome of Nov. 5—except to hope that the Democratic Party will re-examine its tactic of encouraging candidates to soften their criticism of Bush and emulate Republican values.

Encouraging victories for women's rights include the election of newcomer Linda Sanchez and incumbent Loretta Sanchez as the first sisters to serve in the U.S. House.
Encouraging victories for women's rights include the election of newcomer Linda Sanchez and incumbent Loretta Sanchez as the first sisters to serve in the U.S. House. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Andrees Latif

After 30 Years of Roe v. Wade: We Won't Go Back!
Jan. 22, 2003, will mark the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, the landmark privacy ruling that gives women the constitutional right to choose abortion.

NOW to Argue Clinic Terror Case at Supreme Court
On Dec. 4, 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in what should be the final round of the 16-year long class-action lawsuit NOW v. Scheidler.
NOW v. Scheidler Timeline: The Complete Story

In Memoriam: Patsy Mink
The world lost one of its greatest citizens on Sept. 28, 2002, with the death of Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Mink. Girls and women also lost one of their most valiant and steadfast champions.

In Memoriam: Paul and Sheila Wellstone
No one loved the spirit and diversity of this country more than Sheila and Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash on Oct. 25, 2002. Sen. Wellstone, D-Minn., was often the sole voice for women, children, the disadvantaged and disheartened, always speaking out for those who had no voice.

Fabulous Feminists Inspire Activists at NOW Conference
Longtime activists, new members, young feminists and those previously shy of politics came together June 21- 23, 2002, for the National NOW Conference in St. Paul, Minn. Voices from the 2002 National NOW Conference.

The Mourning After: Recovering From the 2002 Elections
With Trent Lott running the Senate and George W. Bush in charge of the White House and Supreme Court, the health and welfare of America's and the world's women and families have never been in greater jeopardy.

Bush Packs U.S. Courts with Ultra-Conservative Judges as Senate Rolls Over
As the parade of right-wing judicial nominees marched through the Senate Judiciary Committee, it became abundantly clear that George W. Bush's campaign rhetoric about bringing a new tone of civility and bipartisanship to Washington was just that, rhetoric.

Moore Bequest Helps NOW Act
At the NOW Action Center, it is sometimes hard not to be astonished by the incredible generosity of our members who give so freely of their time, their talents, and their money to our struggle for equality for women.

NOW Reveals "The Truth About George" W. Bush
NOW has embarked on a crucial campaign, one that will set a fire under the Bush administration and tell, in its entirety, "The Truth About George."

NOW Declares Wal-Mart A Merchant of Shame
At NOW's annual conference on June 22, President Kim Gandy announced our latest Merchant of Shame in the Women-Friendly Workplace campaign: Wal-Mart.

NOW Says "Thank You" to Members With Exciting Benefits
NOW has launched a comprehensive Member Benefits program that rewards members with substantial cost savings while furthering women's rights.

Senate Gridlock; House Steps Up Reproductive Rights Act
Even though Republicans will resume majority control, the Senate will still be closely divided during the 108th Congress.

NOW Foundation Criticizes TV's Distorted Image of Women
This fall, the NOW Foundation released the 2002 Feminist Primetime Report, the most thorough examination yet of entertainment programming on the six broadcast networks, as part of the Watch Out, Listen Up! media campaign.

NOW Acts

Even Feminists Struggle with Body Image
Love Your Body Day is an opportunity for us to gather and declare that it is not normal for women to feel uncomfortable, dissatisfied and insecure with their bodies.

2002 Conference Resolutions

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