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Oct 7, 2009

Check out https://ssl1.americanprogress.org/o/507/t/1659/l/eng/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=20566

 

Join the RAISE Hope for Congo campaign for an evening to benefit Actions for the Welfare of Women and Children in Kivu (ABFEK)

Thursday, October 8 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Stir Lounge

Join the Enough Project's RAISE Hope for Congo campaign on Thursday, October 8 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Stir Lounge to beneft ABFEK. Music by: Jay Sean's Official DJ : Bikram Keith

You can register online today for $15 or pay $20 at the door.

A complimentary drink ticket (21+) and appetizers will be provided.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each. Prizes include:
* A two-night stay plus breakfast at the W Hotel DC
* A 2 class pass at Tranquil Space Yoga Studio for the winner and a friend
* 4 golf passes to the H Street Country Club
* A table plus champagne at any Night Life Agency event
* $25 to La Tasca restaurant
* $50 dinner for two at Napoleon Bistro Lounge
* An "End the Silence" Congo t-shirt
* An Enough Project t-shirt
* A signed copy of "Not On Our Watch," by John Prendergast (and Don Cheadle)

RAISE Hope for Congo recently launched a bi-monthly fundraiser series that will highlight the work of its local partners while raising funds for their work on the ground. ABFEK works to empower survivors of sexual violence and helps provide education assistance to vulnerable children. We hope that you will join us, and invite all of your friends to this event!

 Media Contact: Eileen Read (eread@enoughproject.org)

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Posted: Oct 7, 2009 1:30pm
Jul 15, 2009
Focus: Women
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Check out http://www.democrats.com/no-politics-with-womens-health

The health reform debate is heating up - and some members of Congress are playing politics with women's health.

Republican leaders on the Senate Finance Committee - one of the key congressional committees drafting health care reform legislation - are pressuring their colleagues on the Committee to exclude women's reproductive health care services.

Specifically, they are demanding that health reform legislation restrict coverage of abortion services - coverage that the majority of women have right now.

At a time when our leaders should be focused on expanding health coverage and providing better quality care for all Americans, this move to take away basic benefits is unconscionable.

We can't let this happen.

Some Senators are urging that reproductive health services be excluded, which would limit coverage many women have right now, as well as deny benefits to millions of women who would otherwise be covered under proposed health care reform legislation.

We need your help.

Women's health care needs are not limited to reproductive health, but it is a key determinant of women's overall health. A comprehensive health care reform plan that improves women's access to affordable, quality health care, including comprehensive reproductive health services, is therefore essential to improving the health of women, families and communities.

Urge your Senators to stand up for women's reproductive health needs in the debate over health care reform.

Sincerely,
  
Marilyn Keefe
Director of Reproductive Health Programs

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Posted: Jul 15, 2009 10:38am

 

 
 
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