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2014 National NOW Conference "Faces of Feminism: Strength in Diversity"
June 27-29
Albuquerque Hyatt Regency

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This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues on NOW's agenda and shape the future of women's rights.

Women's rights are under attack in state after state and it is more important than ever that we focus on building a women's movement from the strength of diversity and inclusion.

At the conference you'll learn about NOW's priority issues as well as build the skills necessary to change the world and fight for women's equality.

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respectABQwomen Campaign

We WON! We kept abortion safe and legal!20131119_214418
Thank you, NOW volunteers!

Thanks to the effort and the many hours of dedicated volunteers who called voters in Albuquerque, canvassed in Albuquerque, carried campaign signs in front of  the Albuquerque polls, and drove voters to the Albuquerque polls, we did it! The final tally was 55% in our favor to 45%. A very respectable (pun intended) margin!

The respectABQwomen campaign was a group of women, families, and allied organizations dedicated to protecting a woman’s ability to make private medical decisions with her family and doctor.

Supporting organizations:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists
  • League of Women Voters of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • New Mexico Women’s Agenda
  • National Organization for Women (Santa Fe Chapter)
  • Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
  • The Southwest Women’s Law Center
  • Southwestern Women’s Options
  • Strong Families
  • Young Women United
 

And a huge THANK YOU to these organizations who rallied volunteers to help the campaign: Organizing for Action, Catholics for Choice, and the Feminist Majority!
 
 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration & ERA Rally: ABQ, Sunday, Aug 25,1-3

Tiguex Park in Old Town, Mountain Road & 19th St NW, Albuquerque

 

Celebrate the day when women's right to vote was guaranteed by the 19th Amendment.

Rally in support of ratification of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).

Lots of Volunteers Needed, please contact:

 

Feminist Caucus New Mexico     505-401-0601

feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

JOIN US THIS THURSDAY, AUG 1st TO KICK OFF OUR CAMPAIGN TO DEFEAT THE ABQ BALLOT INITIATIVE THAT BANS ACCESS TO ABORTION IN NEW MEXICO.

RESPECT ABQ WOMEN!
OPPOSE ANY BALLOT INITIATIVE THAT RESTRICTS A WOMAN'S ACCESS TO ABORTION!

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, 11am
La Mesa Presbyterian Church
7401 Copper NE,  Albuquerque

11:00 PRESS CONFERENCE
11:30 to 1:00: Update audience on the Respect ABQ Women campaign to defeat the ballot initiative, including opportunities for people to volunteer in these efforts.

How Many More Buttons ’til Equality?

 

ERA: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration & Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

 

                   Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1-3 PM

    Tiguex Park Mountain Road & 19th St NW, Old Town, ABQ

 

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

 

Facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay       

Twitter: @NMWEday  

 feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

Carpool from Santa Fe: newmexdana@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

 

WED Coalition: Feminist Caucus-Humanist Society of NM, Albuquerque Progressive Women, Progress Now NM, UNM Women’s Resource Center, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Freedom from Religion-Abq, Santa Fe NOW, Albuquerque NOW, League of Women Voters of Central NM, W.O.R.D., YWCA, NMRCRC and more.

Take Action before May 9th for the ERA!

The Santa Fe NOW chapter endorses the ERA resolution to remove the ratification deadline.

We have started our campaign to get the 113th US Congress to agree to  endorse the 3-state strategy to ratify the ERA. Our first step is to ask our Delegation in Washington DC (Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representatives Lujan, Pearce and Lujan-Grisham)  to sign on as co-sponsors. Below is a simple and short script  with contact information  you may use to email, phone or fax them. This will take no more than 5 minutes. Please help us reach them before May 9 when the resolutions will be introduced in Congress. We'd like to have as many co-sponsors as possible sign on by that date.
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Take Action Now on the ERA 3-State Strategy
Sample script for telephone call/fax/email to your Congressional Delegation in Washington DC below. (Feel free to use your own words and personalize it by mentioning that you are a mother, working woman, student, etc. and/or member of the Santa Fe Chapter of the National Organization of Women. When you call, ask to speak with their Legislative Director. You may also leave the message on their voice mail.
 
US Representatives for NM:
Ben Ray Lujan (Andrew Jones, Legislative Director)  202-225-6190; fax 202-226-1528;  NM03BLIMA@mail.house.gov

Steve Pearce (Jessica Blake, Legislative Director)   202-225-2365; fax 202-225-9599; pearce.house.gov
Michelle Lujan-Grisham (Leticia Mederos, Legislative Director) 202-225-6316; fax 202-225-4975; lujangrisham.house.gov
 
This is (your name).  I live at (address or zip code) and am a constituent of Representative ____.
On May 9th, Representative Rob Andrews of New Jersey will introduce a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA so that it will become part of our Constitution once 3 more states have ratified it. I'd like to urge the Congresswoman/man to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to Representative_______. Thank you very much for your attention and support.
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US Senators for NM:
Tom Udall (Andrew Wallace,
Legislative Director) 202 224-6621; fax 202 228-3261; TomUdall@TomUdall.com
Martin Heinrich (Jude McCartin, Legislative Director) 202-224-5521; 202-228-2481; heinrich.senate.gov

This is (your name).  I live at (address or zip code) and am a constituent of Senator ____.
On May 9th, Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Mark Kirk of Illinois will introduce a bi-partisan resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA so that it will become part of our Constitution once 3 more states have ratified it. I'd like to urge the Congressman to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to Senator_______. Thank you very much for your attention and support.

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Thank you for taking action!
For more information:
http://www.equalrightsamendment.org

Sylvia M. Ramos, M.D.
Chair, Feminist Caucus
Humanist Society of NM
ERA Action Network | Humanist Society of New Mexico   
505-401-0601

Tabled House Bill 84, Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Last week, the Coalition for Choice stopped a bill, that was an attempt to create personhood of the fetus, from being passed. House Bill 84, Unborn Victims of Violence Act was on the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Agenda. Chairman Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, Rep. Gail Chasey, and Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero voted against the bill and voted to table it. The Coalition was there to speak and stand in opposition to it. There will be more to do this coming week. Contact Dana Middleton, Santa Fe NOW President to get involved.

Urgent: Take Action Now to Ratify the ERA

TAKE ACTION letter from Sylvia Ramos, Chair, Feminist Caucus-HSNM:
   
The 112th Congress will soon be history and we need to call, email or tweet our Congressmen who have not yet signed on as co-sponsors of Senate Joint Resolution 39 and House Joint Resolution 47 that do away with the deadline for ratification of the ERA. So far, 17 Senators and 54 Representatives have joined as co-sponsors. Senator Tom Udall, Representative Ben Ray Lujan and Representative Steve Pearce have not yet done so. Now that the elections are over, they may be more willing to do the right thing by women, so it's a good time to ask. A lot of different national groups work to build sponsorships during the Lame Duck session and we need to be among those vying for their interest.

Below are sample phone scripts you may use to call or use as a template for an email. If you want to see some of the tweets Carolyn Cook of United for Equality has been sending, go to https://twitter.comU4ERA201539) Please help to take one more step toward making the ERA a reality, so our little girls and boys may grow up in a country where their opportunities and achievements will be based on their talents and work and not on their gender.
Thank you.
Sylvia
Sylvia M. Ramos, M.D.
Chair, Feminist Caucus- HSNM
505 401-0601

 FeministCaucusChair@humanistsocietyofnm.org
Twitter for the Feminist Caucus  is:
 https://twitter.com/FeministCaucus    or  @FeministCaucus
The United for Equality ERA twitter address is:  @U4ERA2015
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TWO PHONE SCRIPTS
1. Take Action Now on the ERA- 3 State Strategy
Sample script for telephone calls to your Congressional Delegation in Washington DC:
(Feel free to use your own words and personalize it by mentioning that you are a mother, working woman, student, etc. and/or member of __ (your specific organization)________.
When you call, ask to speak with their Judiciary or Women’s Issues Contact. You may also leave the message on their voicemail.
 
US Representative Ben Ray Lujan-    202 225-6190;   Fax 202 226-1528   email: NM03BLIMA@mail.house.gov
US Representative Steve Pearce-     202 225-2365;    Fax 202 225-9599
 
This is ______ (Your Name) ____________.    I live at ____ (Address or zip code) _________
and am a constituent of Representative ____ (Name) ____________.
These days it seems that the rights of corporations are more important and protected than the rights of women who comprise over half of the American population.
As you may know, House Joint Resolution 47 was introduced in the House by Congresswoman (now Senator-elect) Tammy Baldwin. The name of this resolution is Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Has the Representative signed on as co-sponsor yet? If not, I’d like to urge him to do so as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law.
I will appreciate your conveying this message to Representative ______________.
Thank you very much for your attention and support.

 

 2.  US Senator Tom Udall,   202 224-6621;   Fax 202 228-3261  email: TomUdall@TomUdall.com
 
This is ______ (Your Name) ____________.    I live at ____ (Address or zip code) _________
and am a constituent of Senator Udall.
These days it seems that the rights of corporations are more important and protected than the rights of women who comprise over half of the American population.
As you may know, Senate Joint Resolution 39 was introduced in the Senate this year by Senator Ben Cardin. The name of this resolution is Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Has Senator Udall signed on as co-sponsor yet? If not, I’d like to urge him to do so as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to him.
Thank you very much for your attention and support.