Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NOW Delivers Baby Bottle Tops to Alan Simpson

NOW Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116

NOW Delivers 1,500 "Tits for an Ass" to Alan Simpson

September 28, 2010

NOW members have spoken loud and clear: They want Fiscal Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson out -- and NOW President Terry O'Neill is ready to send him home with 1,500 baby bottle tops.

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the next meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, O'Neill will hand deliver nearly 1,500 baby bottle tops from NOW members as part of its "Tits for an Ass" campaign calling for the removal of Alan Simpson.

In August, Simpson sent a petulant and insulting e-mail tirade to Executive Director Ashley Carson of the Older Women's League (OWL), comparing Social Security to "a milk cow with 320 million tits" and disparaging those who advocate on behalf of Social Security recipients as unable to "find honest work."

"NOW's 500,000 members and supporters responded overwhelmingly when we asked them to use our website or Twitter account to help us buy baby bottle nipples," says O'Neill. "And I'm ready to deliver them to Mr. Simpson -- as a going-away gift -- when I urge him to have the decency to step down from the Fiscal Commission."

"The Fiscal Commission should be led by someone who will actually try to address the federal budget deficit, instead of using it as an excuse to undermine Social Security by cutting benefits or raising the retirement age," O'Neill continues. "Alan Simpson is not that person."

What: Delivery of 1,500 baby bottle tops to Fiscal Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson by NOW President Terry O'Neill

When: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010; 9:10 am

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608 (Location subject to change by commission)

Who: National Organization for Women and economic justice allies


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