National Women’s Groups Oppose Ashcroft, Thompson Nominations
A non-partisan network of over 120 organizations representing more than six million women announce their opposition to the nominations of John Ashcroft as Attorney General and Tommy Thompson as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The groups will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 16 at 9:30 am at the National Press Club. Speakers will include Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority; Patricia Ireland, President of the National Organization for Women; Martha Burk, Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations; Sheila Coates, President of Black Women United for Action; Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Executive Director of the Black Leadership Forum; Vicki Saporta, Executive Director of the National Abortion Federation; Samme Moshenberg, Director of the National Council of Jewish Women; and Kathy Rodgers, Executive Director of NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation, National Council of Women’s Organizations
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