For Immediate Release
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TERRY O’NEILL RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN IN UNCONTESTED ELECTION
ELECTION SIGNIFIES CONFIDENCE IN O’NEILL’S LEADERSHIP AND THE FUTURE OF NOW
July 7, 2013
CHICAGO – The National Organization for Women (NOW) today re-elected Terry O’Neill president of the largest grassroots feminist organization in the country by acclamation. At NOW’s annual conference in Chicago, the organization came together to express overwhelming confidence in O’Neill and her sister slate of candidates.
“When I was elected four years ago, I pledged to modernize the women’s movement by tapping into the energy around the country, bringing people together to protect the rights of women on a number of fronts. During my time as president, together we were able to pass the Violence Against Women Act, elect a record number of women to the U.S. Senate and see marriage equality become a reality in a growing number of states,” said O’Neill. “We have made significant progress, but we’re not done yet. We still have more to do and will continue taking our message, enthusiasm and woman power to Virginia and New Jersey’s upcoming elections, the midterm races in 2014, the presidential election in 2016 and beyond.”
The other members of O’Neill’s team elected by acclamation are Bonnie Grabenhofer of Illinois as action vice president and Chitra Panjabi of Washington, DC as membership vice president. They will serve as NOW’s executive officers for the next four years.