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 workersâ€™ rights. Ahead of the conference we caught up with Eleanor Cecil, a board member for NOWâ€™s Tampa chapter, for a preview of the weekendâ€™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 Rubioâ€™s Tampa office tomorrow morning at ten. Theyâ€™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.