NOW declares State of Emergency on abortion, organizes march April 22
March 2001

The National Organization for Women is declaring a state of emergency to save women's rights to self-determination and reproductive freedom. NOW is calling on activists everywhere to take part in a national campaign which we will kick off with an Emergency Action for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 22.

The Emergency Action for Women's Lives will target the U.S. Senate to protect our rights and to stop the packing of the U.S. Supreme Court with anti-abortion rights nominees. The Action will cap two weeks of in-state lobbying during the Senates spring break from April 7 through 22. It will include virtual lobbying to inundate Senators with e-mails when they return to the nations capital.

NOW is proud to stand with allies who join in the call for this emergency campaign: the Feminist Majority, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, the National Black Women's Health Project, Catholics for a Free Choice, the National Asian Women's Health Organization, the American Medical Women's Association and the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy. All of us feel the same sense of urgency and the imminence of the dangers and the full extent of the threats to our rights posed by the Bush administration.

For information on busses to D.C. from Gainesville, call Gainesville Area NOW (377-2301) or Campus NOW (380-9934.)

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