Attend the Great Lakes Region Conference
Wisconsin NOW is sponsoring our Great Lakes Regional Conference. It has picked a location and set up registration for the April 4-5 conference. Interested attendees should visit the website for info and to register.
Website & Registration: http://winow.org/great-lakes-regional-meeting-2014/
Location: ttp://www.innonthepark.net/http://www.innonthepark.net/, 22 S Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3309
For more information on the Regional Conference Mary Pollock, Great Lakes Regional NOW Director www.now.org 1200 Prescott Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823-2446 517-351-7292 home/office
Remember Ariel Castro? Help Ohio Protect Survivors from being Sued by their Rapists
But here’s a piece of the story that didn’t make headlines: Castro could have sued the mother for visitation rights even though he is a known rapist. Why? Because Ohio is one of 31 states that allow rapists to sue for custody and visitation rights.
No survivor should have to worry that her attacker is going to sue her if she becomes pregnant and has a child because of the rape. No one should have to spend a lifetime tethered to their rapist, especially if it means watching a violent offender raise your child. But this is a potential reality for the 32,000 women who become pregnant from rape each year.
In Ohio, State Senator Nina Turner has introduced a bill that will help protect these women, and passing it could tip off a wave of similar bills in other states. Right now, Turner’s bill is stuck in committee, and it needs a bright national spotlight to pass.
Gifts Can Benefit Girls, Women, and You
Are you planning for retirement? Possibly gaining a charitable income tax deduction? Making a gift that will provide Ohio NOW with much-needed support in the present and for the future? If so, a gift to Ohio NOW might be right for you! Please click the link below for more information on how to leave a lasting feminist legacy to Ohio NOW while benefiting from your gift during your lifetime.MORE INFORMATION.