News from NOW
The National Organization for Women condemns the Senate's failure yesterday to repeal the U.S. military's discriminatory Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy. This policy, which bars lesbians and gay men from serving openly in the military, has resulted in the unjust discharge of more than 14,000 service members.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) is circulating a letter asking President Obama to remove Social Security foe Alan Simpson from the fiscal commission. Woolsey aims to get every Democratic woman member of the House to sign this letter.
Call and email your senators urging them to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the discriminatory restriction that has pushed more than 14,000 lesbians and gay men out of the military.
The Senate will vote on critical pay equity legislation this week. NOW activists should call AND email their senators, urging them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act -- which the House adopted in early 2009.
"Elizabeth Warren is the best advocate for consumers," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "It is only a shame that Warren is being named 'special advisor' because President Obama fears the Republicans will block her confirmation in the Senate."
On Oct. 2, 2010, thousands will flood into Washington, D.C., to march as One Nation Working Together. NOW has endorsed this march and encourages our members and supporters to stand up for education, employment and equality for all by participating.
Congress member Carolyn Maloney delivered a decisive victory in New York's Democratic primary on Tuesday, swamping her well-funded challenger. Also victorious in the Sept. 14 primary was Ann McLane Kuster, who is running for the open seat in New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district.
Tired of advertisers telling you what's wrong with your body, skin, hair, face? Fed up with the media's narrow portrayal of women? Help NOW Foundation promote positive, inclusive images of women and girls. Start planning events now for Love Your Body Day on Oct. 20. Learn more about the campaign. Enter the contest to design next year's poster.
Check out NOW's new campaign to get CEDAW, the Women's Rights Treaty, ratified at last in the U.S.
Ninety years ago today women were given the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was signed into law. However, women are still denied the one thing that would make us truly equal to men -- equal protection of the law, which all men receive thanks to the 14th Amendment.
Former Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, who this week called Social Security "a milk cow with 310 million tits," is unfit to continue as co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. If he doesn't have the decency to resign, President Obama should fire him.
Alan Simpson is not fit to lead the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The ugliness of his disrespect for women is matched only by his dogged determination to dismantle Social Security. NOW urges President Obama to take a stand on this issue and replace Simpson immediately.
The National Organization for Women applauds Representative Kendrick Meek for his impressive victory in Florida's Democratic primary last night. Meek defeated billionaire investor Jeff Greene, despite Greene's estimated $25 million campaign spending and his particularly malicious attacks on Meek. NOW's Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Meek, who now becomes the first African American Senate nominee from the state of Florida. Meek will face the GOP candidate, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, as well as Governor Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, in the general election.
Read NOW President Terry O'Neill's letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, urging him to call on President Obama to nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
When big media companies merge or partner it's rarely a good thing. Sure, it might be profitable for those at the top and stockholders. But generally it's bad news for the little people -- otherwise known as their viewers, listeners, readers and users. The proposed Comcast-NBC merger and the new deal between Google and Verizon are a feminist issue. Read why.