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"War on Women" Community Program

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A woman’s body is not a battlefield. At this free educational program, actress/activist Tyne Daly will be among the speakers discussing how to advocate for women’s health and rights.

An Emmy Award-winning performer, Daly is well known for her starring roles on the television programs “Cagney & Lacey” and “Judging Amy.” She is a very vocal and committed activist for women’s rights and was one of the speakers at the recent March for Women’s Lives Rally in Washington, DC.

Moderated by Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks, panelists will discuss how to counter attacks on women’s health and rights by conservative religious groups and lawmakers. In addition to Daly, the scheduled speakers include:

  • Maggie Crosby, Staff Attorney, ACLU Northern California
  • Serena Josel, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
  • Linda Long, Vice President, California NOW
  • Kaya Masler, USC student and political organizer

According to Ruth Williams, NCJW/LA’s Director of Advocacy, “Women’s rights are under attack at unprecedented levels. The ‘war on women’ is real and will only get worse. The next president will be able to name one or more members to the Supreme Court. Choice is at risk. The extreme right not only wants to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re trying to redefine rape. This program will educate us about tactics by conservative, faith-based groups and public officials to discriminate against women by restricting access to contraceptives and abortion and teach us how to fight back.”

The event is co-sponsored by NCJW/LA, American Civil Liberties Union of California, California Lesbian Project, City of West Hollywood, Feminist Majority Foundation, Miracle Mile/LA NOW, Ms. Magazine, and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP for the program, call 323-852-8503 or email ruth@ncjwla.org.

About the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles Section

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW's Los Angeles section has been at the forefront of social change for more than a century by providing the community with programs and services. Today, NCJW/LA serves more than 15,000 individuals each year by providing over 220,000 hours of programs and services with the support of 400 volunteers.

For more information on the NCJW Los Angeles Section, visit www.ncjwla.org, call 323-651-2930, fax 323-651-5348, or write NCJW/LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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