RAISE YOUR VOICE
OHIO NOW CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 20, 2018

The Boat House Restaurant
679 W. Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

“Raise your Voice” is the title for our event again this year because it is what we must all do. There is no more time to wait. If not NOW, When?

We will come together on the Saturday morning on Columbus to first off have the annual meeting including proposed changes to our Bylaws and elect officers for the next two years. You need to be here. Bring everyone you can think of who might be interested. We will have the Hon. Melody Stewart for our luncheon speaker. She is running for the Ohio Supreme Court.

Our panel will include Sandy Theis speaking about Charter Schools, Paula Walters with Standing Courageous discussing domestic violence, an ACLU person discussing ICE and what they can ask of you, Wendy Patton discussing where we are with health care and several more people who have not confirmed as of this date. Watch this web site for updates as we get confirmations.

Two ways to register:
1. Download the registration form HERE, print it out and mail to Francie Arnett along with your check to Ohio NOW.

2. Send an email to Carolyn Casper with your info (name, email, address, phone etc.) and using the registration form HERE, determine  your fee (there are several levels), and make your payment with this Donate button.

Please pre-register by October 13. Submit any requests for special accommodations or child care by October 13.

Read the full newsletter here


GUN VIOLENCE SYMPOSIUM

MAY 5, 2018, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grandview Public Library, 1685 W. 1st Ave,
Grandview Heights, OH

Sponsored by Columbus N.O.W. (National Organization for Women)

Join us to hear a panel of dynamic regional speakers discuss the effects of gun violence on families, and address the question, “What can we do?”

SPEAKERS:

ETHEL GUTTENBERG;  grandmother of Parkland School shooting victim, Jaime Guttenberg, and community activist;
MARIAN HARRIS-:  local gun-safety activist, representing the grassroots group, Ohioans for Gun Safety;
AMANDA LYNCH:   Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence

**********THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT SEATING IS LIMITED********
PLEASE RSVP TO nowcolumbus614@gmail.com

 

ENOUGH is Enough.

Over the past few months, women and men have bravely shared their stories and experiences, putting a face and a name to the epidemic of sexual assault and harassment in this country.

NOW is here to say Enough is Enough. Today, National NOW is launching a campaign to develop viable solutions to dismantle the culture of sexual assault and harassment. We are in the first stages of this campaign and we are relying on you to help us!

Do you or your chapter want to get involved with the campaign? Sign up with Rachel Motley to learn more information here and share this campaign with your followers on social media!

For more information: Rachel Motley, She| Her| Hers, Policy and Lobbying Specialist, National Action Campaign, National Organization for Women (NOW), Email: actionpolicy@now.org

Action Alert: Congress talks about tax cuts. What they really mean are cuts to crucial programs for victims and survivors!

 

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ (TCJA)

CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TODAY!

Congress will soon consider the so-called ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ (TCJA) bill to ‘simplify’ the tax code.  Sounds good, right?  What they are not telling you is that, according to both the Tax Policy Center and the Center for Budget Policy Priorities’ analyses, the benefits accrue mainly to the very wealthy and to corporations and will not lead to the job and wage growth the authors are claiming. Many low-and-middle income victims and survivors of domestic and dating violence will face new obstacles to financial safety—higher taxes that will leave them less money to establish financial independence and cuts to vital services.

Contact your Members of Congress and tell them to protect survivors’ safety and vote NO on the TCJA!!!  You can find your Senators and their contact information here and their Twitter handles here.  You can find your Representative and his/her Twitter contact information here.
OR use Democracy.io, an easy-to-use “free speech” tool that lets you instantly send your message to your Members of Congress. This free service is from the Electronic Frontier Foundation; neither Democracy.io nor the EFF is affiliated with the NTF.

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