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Date: January-12-01
Contact: Julie Bernstein
Phone: 703-522-2214

National Women's Groups Fight Ashcroft and Thompson Nominations


Non-Partisan Network of Over 120 Organizations Representing
More Than Six Million Women Join to Fight Anti-Woman Nominations


Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
Patricia Ireland, President, National Organization for Women
Martha Burk, Chair, National Council of Women's Organizations Sheila Coates, President, Black Women United for Action Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Executive Director, Black Leadership Forum Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation Sammie Moshenberg, Director, National Council of Jewish Women Kathy Rodgers, Executive Director, NOW LDEF Members of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO)

PRESS CONFERENCE announcing opposition to the nominations of both John Ashcroft as Attorney General and Tommy Thompson as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Distinguished speakers from national womens organizations will call for defeat of President-Elect Bushs anti-woman nominations.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 9:30 a.m.

The National Press Club, 13th Floor
Murrow Room
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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