National NOW Conference comes to Tampa this weekend listen06/23/11 Kate Bradshaw
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The National Organization of Women starts its yearly national conference in Tampa tomorrow morning. In a series of panels and speeches, the event will focus on a range of issues impacting women, including abortion and workers’ rights. Ahead of the conference we caught up with Eleanor Cecil, a board member for NOW’s Tampa chapter, for a preview of the weekend’s events.
Cecil said the list of keynote speakers includes Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor. Some NOW members plan on demonstrating outside US Senator Marco Rubio’s Tampa office tomorrow morning at ten. They’re rallying against proposed cuts in the federal budget that would affect service many women receive. Rubio has been a strong supporter of such cuts.