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Honoring RBG


We will honor the life of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by continuing the fight.  The fight for equal rights, women's rights, labor rights and liberty & justice for all.     Everyone from Joe Biden/ Kamala Harris to our constitutional offices in Pinellas County need to get elected to protect our Democracy.  This fight needs you. 

Mitch McConnell set the rule that a Supreme Court Justice could not be appointed in an election year and we are going to hold him to that.  There are seven weeks until the election.  The current President should not be allowed to appoint a Supreme Court justice....those are your rules Mitch.

Your call to action is to call every one of the Senators on this list.  Respectfully, we will remind them of  Mitch McConnell's rule and his treatment of President Obama's appointee, Merrick Garland.  This list includes not only our Florida Senators but Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senators who are either up for reelection or may be ethical enough to do the right thing.  CALL THEM and express your opinion.  Do it every day....we need to make our voices heard.  
 
There is to be no appointment of a new Supreme Court justice until after the election. If Donald Trump is reelected, then it will be his appointee.  If Joe Biden is elected, then it is his.  Those Senators who do not abide by this....we will remember during their election.  


Rubio, Marco - (R - FL)Class III
(202) 224-3041
Contact: www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Sasse, Ben - (R - NE) Class II
(202) 224-4224
Contact: www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-ben

McConnell, Mitch - (R - KY) Class II
(202) 224-2541
Contact: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

Lee, Mike - (R - UT) Class III
(202) 224-5444
Contact: www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Collins, Susan M. - (R - ME) Class II
(202) 224-2523
Contact: www.collins.senate.gov/contact

Sullivan, Dan - (R - AK) Class II
(202) 224-3004
Contact: www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email

Murkowski, Lisa - (R - AK) Class III
(202) 224-6665
Contact: www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Gardner, Cory - (R - CO) Class II
(202) 224-5941
Contact: www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory

Romney, Mitt - (R - UT) Class I

 (202) 224-5251
Contact: www.romney.senate.gov/contact-senator-romney

Perdue, David - (R - GA) Class II
(202) 224-3521
Contact: www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email

Alexander, Lamar - (R - TN) Class II
(202) 224-4944
Contact: www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Portman, Rob - (R - OH) Class III
(202) 224-3353
Contact: www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact...

Ernst, Joni - (R - IA) Class II

(202) 224-3254
Contact: www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

If there is a Senator not on this list that you would like to call, you can find their information at https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


We can, We will, We must win this fight!

West Pinellas National Organization for Women

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CO-HOST a CANDIDATE FORUM with the 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

Please write to B J and tell her you want to help:  bjstar@att.net  Please put 'Candidate Forum' in the subject line.

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Annual NOW Conference

On September 26, 2020, we will begin Day 1 of our Annual NOW Conference, a virtual event for the first time ever. We'll open the conference at 12:30 p.m. EDT with a plenary session where the 2020 NOW Election Report will be presented along with other conference business. Following the Election Report, NOW members will take a vote on the proposed procedure for the 2020 National Board elections

The rest of Day 1 will include plenary sessions to consider proposed bylaws amendments, district caucus meetings with Board candidate forums, and special constituency caucuses.

Day 2 (October 17th) and Day 3 (November 7th) of the conference will consist of engaging plenary sessions and workshops, with programming mostly expected to take place between 12:30 p.m. EDT and 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Conference registration is expected to begin soon, stay tuned for the link.

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We hope all our friends and their families are doing well and staying safe!


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 Join us for an interesting and uplifting program once meetings are resumed!

**  This announcement is for informational and instructional purposes only and represents no affiliation or relationship with any political party. **


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West Pinellas National Organization for Women

          P.O. Box 336, Ozona, FL 34660

          (727) 738-0007    wpinellasnow@att.net        

Join NOW

And Together We Can Make Equality a Reality


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HOW DO I JOIN NOW? IT'S EASY .... 

Just go online to www.FLNOW.ORG and on the page it opens to, click on JOIN NOW .... it's that simple .... 

Please affiliate with our chapter, West Pinellas NOW.  Our code is FL 0640


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Connecting the Dots . . .

NOW is one of the few multi-issue progressive organizations in the United States. NOW stands against all oppression, recognizing that racism, sexism and homophobia are interrelated, that other forms of oppression such as classism and ableism work together with these three to keep power and privilege concentrated in the hands of a few.

Government, our judicial system, big business, mainstream media and other institutions treat many groups in our society like second-class citizens. Pitting us against each other is an essential mechanism for maintaining the status quo. Together, we can create the change we've been dreaming of—our unity is our strength.

NOW's Top Six Priority Issues

How Does NOW Take Action?

Educating the public and media about the status of and threats to women's rights

Organizing rallies, protests, demonstrations and marches of all sizes

Protesting businesses that mistreat women and people of color

Lobbying for and writing laws that promote full equality for women

Registering new voters and inspiring them to get to the polls

Recruiting and electing feminist candidates at all levels of government

Initiating and supporting lawsuits against violators of women's rights

Demanding fair and unbiased courts and judicial nominees

Working in coalition with progressive allies

Get Active in a NOW Campaign and Help Change the World!

 

Educating the public and media about the status of and threats to women's rights

Organizing rallies, protests, demonstrations and marches of all sizes

Protesting businesses that mistreat women and people of color

Lobbying for and writing laws that promote full equality for women

Registering new voters and inspiring them to get to the polls

Recruiting and electing feminist candidates at all levels of government

Initiating and supporting lawsuits against violators of women's rights

Demanding fair and unbiased courts and judicial nominees

Working in coalition with progressive allies

Get Active in a NOW Campaign and Help Change the World!

Save the Supreme Court
Protect the court from a right-wing takeover
by anti-woman, anti-civil rights judges

Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign
Demand discrimination-free workplaces
Protest "Merchants of Shame" like Wal-Mart

Campus Action Network/High School Clubs
Increase young feminist activism

Equal Marriage Rights NOW
Win full marriage rights for same-sex couples

Social Security Protection
Advocate for real improvements that help women

Love Your Body - NOW Foundation
Challenge dangerous beauty standards
Promote positive body images

NOW's Grassroots Power

Founded in 1966 by a small but determined group of women's rights advocates, NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and hundreds of chapters across the U.S. NOW members are the heart, soul and muscle behind the group. They elect leaders, set policy and determine our agenda. NOW's vast and diverse membership gives us clout in the government, media and the public eye. By speaking out and taking action, NOW activists make change happen at the local, state and national leve. Because we don't rely on foundation or corporate dollars, NOW's work for equality and justice is made possible by membershup dues, individual donations and volunteer hours.

NOW Member Benefits

Each NOW member can get involved at your own speed. Once you join, you'll start receiving our National NOW Times newspaper, a great place to start if you simply want in-depth analysis on feminist issues. If that gets you fired up, you can sign-up for email alerts and take action right on our web site. Get even more involved by joining your local chapter at no extra cost. Then, you might want to attend a National Conference and help shape policy. It's up to you...but whatever you do, you'll be making a difference.

Join NOW


Women's Rights Activists GET RESULTS . . .

Women win the right to vote in 1920.

The birth control pill is approved in 1960.

The Equal Pay Act is passed in 1963.

The Civil Rights Act passes in 1964, outlawing sex discrimination in employment.

In 1967 NOW leads a successful fight to extend Affirmative Action in federal contracts to women.

In 1972 Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman to run for president, is endorsed by NOW.

Women win Title IX in 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in education and school athletics.

In 1973 Roe v. Wade establishes a woman's legal right to abortion.

In 1978 feminists win a ban on employment discrimination against pregnant women.

Sexual harassment is ruled an illegal form of job discrimination in 1986.

NOW wins money damages and jury trials for sex discrimination in Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Family and Medical Leave passes in 1993.

The Violence Against Women Act is signed in 1994 and mass action by NOW ensures funding.

NOW organizes to bring 1.15 million marchers to DC in 2004 for women's health, reproductive rights.

Public support for same-sex marriage has grown due to education and activism by groups like NOW.

. . . But The Struggle Is NOT OVER YET.

Women are paid only three-quarters of men's pay, while women of color make even less.

Racism, sexism and homophobia are rampant, limiting the potential of more than half the country.

A woman has never been President of the U.S., nor been nominated by a major party.

Women make up less than one-fifth of the members of Congress and state governors.

Women hold the top positions at less than three percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

Women are vastly under-represented in science and technology professions, the military, judicial
seats and many prestigious fields.

Increased restrictions on reproductive rights leave women and girls with less control over their bodies, health and well-being.

Women and girls are more than 85 percent of all U.S. rape and domestic violence victims.

Congress and most states do not grant equal marriage rights to lesbian and gay couples.

More than 90 percent of those struggling with eating disorders are women or girls; women are 85 percent of cosmetic surgery patients.

Poor women, women of color and women with disabilities experience a disproportionate amount of discrimination, violence, interference in their private lives, and other barriers to equality.

Women's equality still is not guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution — but we don't intend to quit!

 
To join West Pinellas NOW, please telephone  (727)-738-0007  or  E-mail: bjstar@att.net 
 
 
Please join our Discussion at: http://groups.google.com/group/westpinellasnow
 
 
 

 


 

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