PASCO COUNTY NOW (National Organization for Women)
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Pasco County NOW takes action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.


From the President - Elaine TognerI

I’m just back from a few weeks at the Jersey shore where we spent our days walking on the beach, collecting sea shells, breathing in refreshing salt air while watching and listening to the lap of waves.  On the streets, the bang of hammers greeted us as construction workers fixed damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Some lots still have no houses.  Other homes are in the process of being jacked up and wooden support structures slid underneath.

We have been lucky in Pasco that hurricanes heading toward us usually divert to New Orleans.  Sorry, Big Easy.  We may not have experienced violent winds, but rains and flooding still do damage.  Welcome to climate change and the resulting sea rise.  Pasco county was recently issued new flood maps and more homes are falling into danger zones. 

Right now we’re seeing the Carolinas suffering a deluge from a hurricane that didn’t even hit land.  As predicted, we’re experiencing bigger and more severe storms as the atmosphere warms.  How’s that science denial working out for you, Nicki Haley?

What’s the solution to climate change?  Empowering women, of course.  Isn’t that the answer to everything?  When women have control over their own bodies, they can make choices about how many children they want to have.  They will choose not to have another child when they can’t feed the ones they have.  Reducing Earth’s population will put less pressure on its resources and the need to burn fossil fuels to support us.

Contraception was the greatest boon to women’s rights in our history.  That’s why the attacks against Planned Parenthood are so threatening.  There are other abortion providers, but Planned Parenthood is key to many women’s access to contraception.  We don’t need to shut that down; we need to expand it worldwide.    

In SIsterhood,

Elaine Togneri 

Quote of the Month for Oct. 2015

There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.” 

bell hooks

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