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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy International Women's Day to all My Fellow Women

Today is the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day that celebrates the political, economic, and social contributions women have made to the world. Women have come a long toward equality way since the first International Women's Day in 1911, but there's still a lot of work to do.
Too many women and girls around the world still lack adequate health care and access to family planning. A majority of people living in severe poverty are women and still, too many mothers suffer life-threatening complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
We've learned that helping women helps entire families and communities overcome adversity and thrive. For today's Daily Action -- in honor of women worldwide -- learn more about how the United Nations and its allies are investing in women and girls.

Which is why it is an important necessity to--> " Stop the GOP War on Women
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have launched an all-out war on women since taking the Speaker's gavel last year. Now, on International Women's Day, send them the message that women matter. For today's Secondary Action, sign the petition urging the GOP to stop waging its war on women's health and rights."                                          [secondary]=true&