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January-12-01

National Women's Groups Fight Ashcroft and Thompson Nominations

MEDIA ADVISORY

Non-Partisan Network of Over 120 Organizations Representing
More Than Six Million Women Join to Fight Anti-Woman Nominations

WHO:

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
Patricia Ireland, President, National Organization for Women
Martha Burk, Chair, National Council of Women's Organizations Sheila Coates, President, Black Women United for Action Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Executive Director, Black Leadership Forum Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation Sammie Moshenberg, Director, National Council of Jewish Women Kathy Rodgers, Executive Director, NOW LDEF Members of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO)


WHAT:
PRESS CONFERENCE announcing opposition to the nominations of both John Ashcroft as Attorney General and Tommy Thompson as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Distinguished speakers from national women’s organizations will call for defeat of President-Elect Bush’s anti-woman nominations.


WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
The National Press Club, 13th Floor
Murrow Room
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC


Check out the Feminist Majority’s newest features:

  • AppointmentWatch for the latest news on Bush Cabinet appointments and take action to oppose anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-affirmative action nominees.

  • Roe v. Wade Day at www.RoevWadeDay.com to celebrate, on January 22nd, the 28th anniversary of this landmark decision and take action online and in your community to make sure abortion rights are protected during this critical time.

Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation


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