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As sexual assault allegations swirl around Donald Trump, a leading national women’s group is calling on women’s health foundations to sever ties with Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, which many of the organizations have regularly used for fundraisers.

“I would strongly urge that the organizations reschedule their events,” Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, told STAT. NOW’s political action committee has endorsed Hillary Clinton. “I would also say that at the very least, ensure Donald Trump personally would not be around when the event takes place, because women are at risk.”


A handful of organizations, including Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer advocacy group, have fundraisers scheduled at Mar-a-Lago in the coming months. Those groups said they currently plan to continue with this season’s events, but some might rethink the future of their relationship with the club.

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  • So NOW is making women’s health issues POLITICAL by supporting Democrat’s instead of staying apolitical ? Further, they are pressuring organizations which they have no idea of internal fundraising, to end contracts and change venues which rise the most money o help women ? This is disgusting and to further political advantage they are betraying women!

  • Mr. Swetlitz’s story refers to the AP story but differs in one important regard. We are in fact leaning toward another location for the January event. Here is the actual passage from the AP story.

    “…the Susan G. Komen Foundation is leaning toward finding a new location for its January 14 Perfect Pink Party, a million-dollar breast cancer fundraiser it booked a year ago. The charity has no position on Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, but wants to keep its event separate from “controversies unrelated to our mission,” said Andrea Rader, a spokeswoman for the organization. The group won’t make a final decision about whether to abandon its deposit until after October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

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