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The House and Senate included the Weldon so called "Abortion Non-Discrimination Act" (ANDA) amendment in the final Labor Health and Human Services bill. This amendment is a serious threat to a woman's right to choose and is nothing more than a federal refusal clause. It allows institutions to refuse to comply with existing or future laws that protect women's access to abortion services. It also allows health care institutions to refuse to give women full information about all of their options. Wonder what's at stake? The House passed this bill by a vote of 344-51 and the Senate vote was 65-30. The President will likely sign this bill within the next few days, and at that point ANDA will become law. Don't let this happen. Take action today at
Emergency Contraception Week of Action December 6th to December 10th.
Last May the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) succumbed to political pressure from the right wing and they rejected the over the counter status of emergency contraception (EC) Another request has been submitted for approval, and people on college campuses across the country will be using this week to be seen and heard on the importance of EC. Visit the Feminist Majority Foundation website to find out how you can help.  Any little bit makes a difference so make sure to take part. 

Film Your Issue. (FYI)

Is there an issue that you feel strongly about.  Film it. Film Your Issue is a national college competition taking place on over 1200 college campuses. Undergraduate students are invited to submit a 30-60 second film, live or animation on any issue. This project is partnered with Microsoft, MTVU, Rock the Vote and the major national associations of higher learning in the US. The entry deadline is March 7, 2005. The judges will be actor Peter Gallagher, directors Wes Craven (Scream 1,2,3) and Daniel Myrick (Blair Witch Project) and New Line chairman Bob Shaye. The winning entry will be played on MTVU and there are a variety of other prizes for semi-finalists and finalists. Want to enter or find our more check out
What do you wear that makes you feel powerful? That's the question Two Girls Working have been asking women since July 2001 for their project "Trappings," an investigation of contemporary feminism that explores individualized approaches to power through interview-based community dialogue. The results are displayed in a touring exhibition (including a Bronx show, "Bitch School: Artists Explore Our Attitudes Towards Strong Women") with audio, print and video components and a Web site. TGW, Renee Piechocki and Tiffany Ludwig, have interviewed diesel engineers, students, stay-at-home moms, community volunteers, drag-kings, corporate executives, artists and elected officials. The interview settings have included private homes, universities, high schools, YWCAs and a quilting circle. TGW are available to bring the project anywhere.
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