|National NOW Times >> Summer, 2001|
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NOW Declares State of Emergency: Feminists Respond in Force
After an unprecedented, whirlwind seven-and-a-half week organizing blitz for the Emergency Action for Women’s Lives, the National Organization for Women marched with more than 150 organizational and congressional sponsors, representatives of some 160 campuses and activists from across the country.
Excitement in Philadelphia: 2001 National NOW Conference
The National Organization for Women is gearing up for the 2001 National NOW Conference, Not For Ourselves Alone, in Philadelphia, PA, June 29 through July 1, 2001.
Women's Prison Population Growing
The population of women in prison in the United States is growing at a remarkable rate, and the rate of increase of women has grown faster than that of men each year since 1981.
NOW’s Report on Primetime TV: Women and Diversity Still Supporting Players
This month NOW will release its second Watch Out, Listen Up! report analyzing primetime television. After the positive responses of feminist TV viewers to last year’s report, NOW decided to keep watch on the broadcast networks to see if any progress was being made.
Empowerment Through Interning
Where do I go from here? Is there life after college? Who am I going to be in five years? How will I find a job that is both enjoyable and means something? Have you heard yourself, your daughter or a friend asking these questions? The internship program at the National Action Center may help provide the answers.
Men Organize to Stop Sexual Assault
This summer, four students from Central Michigan University will be walking across the country to increase the nation’s awareness of sexual assault.
As feminists battle ultra-conservatives in the White House, Congress and the courts, the National Organization for Women (NOW) prepares to bid farewell to its longest-serving president, Patricia Ireland.
NOW Congratulates Ann Telnaes on Pulitzer Prize
On April 17, 2001, Ann Telnaes won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, making her only the second woman to achieve this distinction.
Bush tax cut has negative impact on women, Equal Rights Amendment reintroduced, White House Women's Office Closed, and more.
State Assaults on Lesbian and Gay Community
While activists push to repeal state sodomy and other laws that instill homophobia, progress continues at the state level through litigation as well as legislative action.
Reproductive Rights Status Report: Outlook Negative
The assault on women’s reproductive rights is escalating even more rapidly with an anti-abortion rights president in the White House and a majority party in Congress that opposes reproductive rights and has no fear of a presidential veto.
In Memoriam: Linda Sievers
NOW lost a valued activist and a fearless southern sister with the passing of Linda Sievers on February 21, 2001.
Chapters across the country fight every day for feminist issues that include everything from abortion rights to hate crimes legislation, from celebrating feminist holidays to taking on hateful lyrics in music and much more.
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