National Action Program - NOW

In preparation for the March for Black Women, the Black Women’s Blueprint and their allies are holding two separate webinars on issues facing Black women and girls. We would love for all of our leaders and members to participate in these webinars. Even if you are unable to participate in the March or allied marches, these two webinars address some of the many issues–including racial justice and violence against women–we look to combat at NOW. Information and registration details for both are listed below:

Online Webinar: Relisha Rudd, Bresha Meadows, Latesha Clay and the Fight to Prioritize the Safety of Black and Brown Girls Led by Maheen Kaleem and Cherice Hopkins, Rights4Girls Wednesday Sept. 20 2pm EST Register: http://bit.ly/2xtz8kq

Online Webinar: Resistance and Repression: The Legal System and Constitutionally Protected Activity Led by Maggie Ellinger-Locke, Law4BlackLives Friday Sept. 22nd 2pm Register: http://bit.ly/2y9Uel2

Women’s Convention in Detroit, we will reclaim our time

October 27-29, 2017

Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke for women everywhere when she uttered the now-famous words, “reclaiming my time,” a simple, powerful declaration that she would not be silenced, ignored or disrespected.

Her words resonate beyond the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Women everywhere are tired of being interrupted, of being told to sit down, shut up and take up less space. That’s why we told the world to “hear our voice” in January. We declared boldly that we would not be idle in the face of injustice and inequity.

On October 27-29 at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, we will reclaim our time.

Our leadership, agency and determination are necessary to solve the challenges facing our world. At the Women’s Convention, we will gather to share knowledge, build skills, and prepare strategies for a fresh surge of civic engagement in 2018 and beyond.

We are thrilled to have Congresswoman Waters’ blessing for the official theme of the Women’s Convention. Reclaiming Our Time is an homage to women everywhere who take leadership in the face of adversity

It’s time to take our power back. See you in Detroit  REGISTER NOW!!!

DEMAND BETTER
Call your Senators and demand they stand against the
abortion ban AND fight for universal healthcare.

This week, the Senate is expected to vote on a 20 week abortion ban, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” While the sponsors claim that the goal of the bill is to avoid pain for unborn children, NOW organizers know the actions of our Congress show they care little about human suffering.  You can reach your Senators by calling the switchboard at 202-224-3121. You can find who your Senator is here.

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