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President of National Organization for Women discusses equal pay and the true cost of fracking listen

01/30/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: TERRY O’NEILL, NOW, MAURA STEPHENS, Fracking

Did You Listen to the President’s State of the Union Message Tuesday?

What do you think? Is it time to give America a raise? Decent jobs? – with futures and benefits? He certainly got one thing right – to make it happen, there has to be action. However, I am not depending on the president or congress. We have to do this for ourselves. 77 cents to the dollar? And that is for white women – if you are African American, it is 62 cents, Hispanic, 59 cents. When President Obama said...

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Terry O'Neill Executive director of NOW discusses violence against women

02/07/13 Terry O'Neill/Mary Glenney
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Terry O'Neill, the executive Director of NOW (National Organization For Women), discusses violence against women in the United States and her reasons for the passage of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) that is being discussed in the Senate now. She discussed the changes from the bill that failed last year and the present status of the bill. Terry also discussed NOW's participation with so many other organizations in the "one billion rising" international celebration by dance and awareness ...

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Greg Palast and Terry O'Neil talk bout the importance of women voters in the upcoming elections

10/18/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Greg Palast, investigative journalist extraordinaire (muckraker) who is the author of many books including THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, ARMED MADHOUSE. and VULTURE PICNIC discusses his latest book BILLIONAIRES AND BANDIT BALLOTS. We particularly focused on the extraordinary number of citizens for many reasons-purging, caging, spoiling, ejecting, blocking, rejecting prestidigitizing, tossing and stuffing who are losing their vote or being challenged about...

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Terry O'Neil President of NOW talks about the recent defeat of the Equal Pay Act

06/07/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Terry O'Neill the President of NOW-the National Organization for Women- talks about the failure of the U.S. Senate to support the Paycheck Fairness Act from being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. In a 52-47 vote the Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes to invoke closure to end a fillibuster on the Act. Terry then discussed the importantce of this act to corect some of the loop holes lin the Equal Pay act which was passed in 1963 but has not been able to achieve parity for wo...

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Eleanor Cecil from NOW talks about Conversation 2

05/31/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eleanor Cecil from NOW (National Organization for Women) talks about Conversations 2 and the Women's and Gender Society of USF. Conversations 2 will be June 6th at the USF (Tampa) alumni Center from 6:30-9:30 pm. Students, faculty and women of the community who are interested in discussing and promoting women's issues will meet in a conversational manner to discuss issues of importance to them. The Converation is limited to 50 participants so it is necessarh to RSVP. Small groups will be f...

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National Organization for Women 2011 Conference in Tampa looks at violence listen

06/27/11 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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NOW is a national advocacy group focusing on fighting all forms of sex discrimination. NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, joined NOW and kicked off the weekend with a panel on feminist men in relationships. Ben Atherton-Zeman, the director of Voices for Men, said women have an understandable reason to still question the motives of feminist men.

One member of the Young Feminist Task Force, Micah Bochart, said feminist men have a responsibility to speak out against sexi...

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NOW panel on health care for women listen

06/24/11 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The theme for this year’s national NOW conference is “Daring to Dream.” It started with a panel exploring how to achieve something many deem impossible: universal healthcare, or the single payer system. Katie Robbins, the national organizer with Healthcare NOW, opened the discussion with an explanation on universal healthcare and why it’s possible.

Before giving her statement on why single payer healthcare is important for women’s rights, Dr. Jewel Crawford, a family physician, s...

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NOW President Terry O'Neill; Open Phones To Discuss President Obama's Speech About Afghanistan

06/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming uu we'll have open phones to discuss President Obama's speech last night about a partial withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. First, three listener comments about yesterday's interview about the pending cut in state worker's pay. Then we'll hear from the president of the National Organization for Women terry O'Neill. NOW is holding it's nationwide convention in Tampa this week. One of the topics to be covered at the convention is...

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National NOW Conference comes to Tampa this weekend listen

06/23/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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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 demonstrati...

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Protestors call on Rubio to preserve current Medicare budget listen

05/31/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last week the U.S. Senate shot down a controversial House budget that included sweeping changes to Medicare, but critics of the proposal aren’t quite ready to rest easy. About ten people demonstrated outside Senator Marco Rubio’s office in Tampa earlier today. Tim Heberlein of the Florida Consumer Action Network spearheaded the event, which attracted a range of activists.

When you have to have that conversation with people...

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