Call Your Senators – Demand that they Remove the Stupak Amendment

Call Your Senators – Demand that they Remove the Stupak Amendment

Call Senators Durbin and Burris today and demand that they strip the Stupak amendment from the healthcare bill passed Saturday in the House of Representatives. This anti-choice amendment would eliminate abortion care coverage for women. We cannot let this happen.

Please contact both of these Senators at the office closest to you. There is more info on this amendment at the end of this email. Thanks for your work for NOW!

1. Senator Dick Durbin:

WASHINGTON, D.C.

309 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152 – ph
(202) 228-0400 – fx
CHICAGO

230 S Dearborn St.
Suite 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-4952 – ph
(312) 353-0150 – fx

1. 2. Senator Roland Burris:

WASHINGTON, D.C

387 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2854
Fax: 202-228-3333

Chicago Office

Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-886-3506

Ratify CEDAW – Call Your Senators August 26th!

The United States remains the only democracy in the world that has not ratified the CEDAW treaty, putting our country in the company of nations such as Iran, Somalia and Sudan. One hundred eighty-six countries, over 95 percent of United Nations members, have ratified CEDAW. It provides a fundamental framework for ending international violence against women, ensuring girls access to education, and promoting economic opportunity and political participation for women. The U.S. is long overdue in ratifying it.

The CEDAW treaty for the rights of women, formally known as the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, provides a universal standard for women’s human rights.  It addresses discrimination in areas such as education, employment, marriage and family relations, health care, politics, finance and law.

Full Text of CEDAW

Call your senators at 202-224-3121 and urge them to support ratification of the CEDAW treaty for the Rights of Women today!

SAMPLE MESSAGE

As your constituent, I am calling to urge you to support immediate ratification of the CEDAW treaty for the rights of women, which is critical to ending violence against women and girls and to providing economic opportunity.
SAMPLE E-MAIL

Dear Senator,

I am writing to urge your support for women’s human rights globally by ratifying the CEDAW
treaty for the rights of women.

The CEDAW treaty provides a universal standard for women’s human rights. It provides a fundamental framework for ending international violence against women, ensuring girls access to education, and promoting economic opportunity and political participation for women. To date, 186 countries have ratified CEDAW. The United States is the only democratic nation that has failed to do so, and as such is in the company of countries such as Sudan, Iran and Somalia.

The United States should strive to be a leader and set an example for the rest of world in its
commitment to women and expanding women’s rights.  I urge you to work to ensure immediate ratification of the CEDAW treaty.

Tonight! – Chicago NOW Open House

Chicago NOW Open House

@ EP Theater

A Celebration of Feminist Art

Please Join Us for the Chicago NOW Open House!  Meet the board members and discuss how you can get involved!

We will be talking about the Abbate Case along with our key issues:  Ending Violence Against Women, Reproductive Justice, Economic Equity, LGBTQ Rights and Women’s Health

Featured Artists:
Deva Suckerman – Monica J Brown – Angela Komperda – Soni Sinha

Friday Featured Musicians:
Deanna Devore – Michelle Morales – The Lost Cartographers

Saturday Featured Musicians:
Jess Yoakum– Martha Berner – Heather Perry – Rachele Eve

And Many More!

1820 S. Halsted
Enter in Back

July 10th – 7 to 10pm
July 11th – 4 to 7pm

Free!

Stay Late Friday for the Days Off CD Release Show!
Email cnow.choice@gmail.com w/ questions