ACTION ALERT for tomorrow at 12:30: Call to Stop Amy Coney Barrett

Thanks to the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette (YWTF) and the Alliance for Justice, Indiana NOW is becoming a part of the effort to block Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. As YWTF explained in their post about the call:

Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett – a Notre Dame Law professor with no judicial experience, limited courtroom experience, and plenty of dangerous ideas about the role of religion and the law, reproductive rights, criminal justice, and more – to fill a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit…According to Barrett, judges should put their religion above the law and can ignore vital precedents like Roe v. Wade and those establishing critical workers’ rights. She has criticized the Miranda doctrine, which requires police to inform those arrested of their rights, including their right to an attorney; is known for her conviction that life begins at conception, and has blasted the Supreme Court for creating a system of “abortion on demand;” and believes in an extreme form of “originalism” when interpreting the Constitution which would take us back to the 18th century. This nomination threatens so many of the critical issues we’ve fought so hard for: reproductive justice, criminal justice, and workers’ rights, the advances in basic civil rights for people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.

Join us tomorrow for a call with more details on why we need to stop Barrett, and for specifics on HOW we can stop her!

Date: Wednesday, August 30

Time: 12:00 p.m. EST

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/BarrettCall 

ACTION ALERT: NOW’s Visions for Equality Campaign

From National NOW’s National Action Program

No singular experience can capture social justice in the U.S. Race, religion, ethnicity, age, class, sexuality: the unique identities we encompass shape our place in society and more importantly–how we define equality. 

NOW’s Visions for Equality Campaign is dedicated to capturing the vast spectrum of images and stories, informed by the unique experiences of women across the country and sharing them with the world. Visions for Equality is about uniting people who experience gender discrimination in all of its iterations–and together voicing a demand for constitutional gender equity.

In honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, we are asking all of our activists to come together and submit their own interpretation of equality.

How Do You Picture A World Moved By Justice And Equity?

On this day, National NOW will dedicate all of our social media posts to your visions. For 24 hours we will post each and every Vision you send us to Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag #V4E . We want to ensure that every voice is heard and that every single person is given the opportunity be seen.

Submitting your Vision is easy! Simply take a picture holding your idea of equality and email it to actionassociate@now.org. For a step-by-step guide on submissions, click click here.

Want to attend an event near you? Click here for more activities and actions around this momentous occasion.