The National Officers of NOW President, Terry O’Neill, and Vice
President of Membership, Allendra Letsome, will be at Asbury Hall at Babeville
on Thursday, October 1st from 1:30 to 3:30PM, to discuss what is happening in
Washington, D.C. and how it affects women’s rights. Domestic Violence, Breast
Cancer, and Single Payer Health Care are just a few topics to be discussed.
Because of recent dramatic rise in incidents involving domestic
violence, family murder-suicides and child abuse, O’Neill is urging activists
to check their state’s budget “to see if any domestic violence/sexual
assault programs are facing severely reduced budgets. If so, tell your governor
and state legislators that this is not acceptable. Too many women and children
are at risk with the added stresses of a poor economy, job losses and housing
In regard to healthcare, Terry O’Neill has said that President
Barack Obama’s address to Congress and the people of the United States
resonates at a time when people are fed up with the health care status quo
because it is not working.
“The National Organization for Women is pleased President
Obama mentioned the need for a public option to provide health care to those
not currently served by the profit-driven private insurance industry,”
according to O’Neill. “NOW has long argued that single-payer health care
is the best way to achieve the goal of universal, comprehensive and affordable
care for everyone. We believe single-payer will give doctors and patients, not
the government and not a profit-driven industry, the power to choose the best
medical care for each patient. At minimum, any health care reform package must
contain a strong public option, while also allowing states to create their own
Allendra Letsome has devoted her entire professional career to
feminist advocacy. At the 2009 National NOW Conference, she was elected membership vice
president, joining a select group of women who became national officers before
their 30th birthday.
Free and open to all.
For more information please call 585.755.8313 or send an email to email@example.com
(Image by Lisa Bennett. From left to right: Allendra Letsome, Bonnie Grabenhofer, Erin Matson, and Terry O’Neill)