Friday, October 8, 2010

NOW News & Action Summary: Don't Cut Social Security, Simpson Delivery, Paycheck Fairness



National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

OCTOBER 8, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE:


Oppose the "Cat Food" Commission -- Build the Campaign Against Raising the Retirement Age

Your help is needed to build opposition in Congress against dramatic Social Security benefit cuts we expect will be proposed by President Obama's Fiscal Commission. Take Action!



NOW Condemns Sen. Jim DeMint's Dangerous Comments on Gays and Sexually Active Single Women Unfit to Teach

NOW is outraged by the ignorant, homophobic comments Sen. Jim DeMint made at a conservative church rally, saying gay people and unwed sexually active women should not be teaching in public schools. Read more.



NOW President Delivers Gift and Message to Social Security Foe Alan Simpson

NOW President Terry O'Neill delivered on a promise when she presented Fiscal Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson with 1,500 baby bottle tops on Sept. 29 and promptly asked him to step down from the commission. Read more.



2011 NOW Conference *SAVE THE DATE*

The 2011 National NOW Conference will be held June 24-26, in Tampa, Fla., at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Read more.



NOW Advocates for Paycheck Fairness Act in Letter to Senate

Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act will be the most important step that the U.S. Senate can take to help working families. Read NOW's letter (PDF) and then take action.



Don't Cut Social Security: Letter to Senate

NOW calls on members of the Senate to sign on to a resolution pledging to preserve and strengthen, not cut, benefits under Social Security. (PDF) Read more.



Terry O'Neill on Huffington Post

NOW President Terry O'Neill is a contributor to The Huffington Post. Read her latest post, and sign up for the RSS feed. Read more.

 

Connecticut NOW 5k for Love Your Body Day

The Connecticut NOW Foundation celebrates Love Your Body Day with an annual 5k run and walk. This year it will be held on Oct. 23. Learn more.



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