When you try to ban abortion in one state — you are hurting women in every state: join our Twitter campaign and stand with the women in North Dakota.
Last Friday, North Dakota's legislature passed a bill that bans almost all abortions in the state. This outrage comes on the heels of Arkansas politicians passing an extreme abortion ban in their state. These politicians don't think that people across the country will notice or care if they eliminate the rights of women in their state.
They're wrong. When you try to ban abortion in one state — you are hurting women in every state.
The abortion ban isn't the only harmful piece of legislation aimed at North Dakota women and families. In the next week, North Dakota politicians will work to push through a sweeping package of bills that also aim to close down women's health centers and could prevent couples from using in-vitro fertilization to build a family. In the face of such an assault, organizations across the country are joining together to remind North Dakota's women (and the politicians that are supposed to represent them) that we are watching.
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On Tuesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET, everyone who joins the campaign will send the same tweet at the same time to send one loud and resounding message to the state's politicians:RT 2stand w/ #NorthDakota women. Tell Gov Dalrymple 2veto and shut down abortion bans. #NDleg #stopthebans http://thndr.it/WlP5kA Read more »
Rape commentary has been blowing up the Twitterverse, and as per the usual, not for reasons we should be too thrilled about. When I logged in yesterday, I was disturbed to find that “#LiberalTips2AvoidRape” was a trending hashtag, with gems such as these:
It’s that time of the year again: the State of the Union address is Tuesday night. (You thought I was going for Valentine’s Day, right? Not today, at least.)
This time around, NWLC has put together a special Bingo card filled with issues that we hope President Obama will speak about – and a few fun items we think we might see during the speech! We’d love it if you’d play along with us.
Step 2: sign on to Twitter or Facebook between 8:30-9:00pm ET Tuesday night – and make sure you’re following us! Here are our Facebook profile and Twitter profile. Keep an eye on each for our posts on the State of the Union. On Facebook, we’ll have an entire thread dedicated to speech watching – so come join us and chat in the comments! On Twitter, we’ll be chatting using the hashtag #NWLCSOTU.
Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s tweet chat with Sandra Fluke, National Women’s Law Center, and Law Student’s for Reproductive Justice! And yes, when I say everyone I even want to thank the people who were on who didn’t have the nicest things to say.
Everyone who contributed questions and were supportive- you all are amazing! A lot of really great questions were asked that drove an interesting and informative conversation. We had questions about the accommodation, what actions students can take on their campuses to ensure coverage as soon as possible, and specific questions about what preventive services are covered.
If you’re following us on Twitter, you probably saw that we participated in a tweetchat yesterday with the White House’s Jon Carson and some friends from MomsRising to celebrate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
I accompanied Judy Waxman, NWLC’S Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights, over to the White House for the tweetchat. We gathered at 2:00 yesterday afternoon and after a quick group photo, we got started and dug into a Twitter conversation about how the health care law is helping women and their families.
Yesterday’s team getting ready to tweet from the White House. From L-R, back row: HHS’s Seth Wainer and Rima Cohen, NWLC’s Danielle Jackson, MomsRising’s Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and Ashley Boyd; front row: NWLC’s Judy Waxman, and White House Director of the Office of Public Engagement Jon Carson. Check out Jon Carson getting a jump on the tweeting!
There were a TON of questions out there on Twitter for us to answer – seriously, tons!