Don't Cut Social Security and Medicare
Mass National Call-In Day: Tuesday, November 30th
National Organization for Women (NOW) first ever, Virtual Chapter called Young Feminists and Allies (YFA). Our purpose is to help bring young women, men and non-gender-conforming individuals into feminist activism and give a greater voice to young feminists, who feel underrepresented at times. We also want to work with our allies of ALL AGES to foster an intergenerational exchange. We want YOU—feminists of ALL AGES, to join us.
Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI, to begin airing on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 9-10 PM, starting December 1st.
(99.5 FM, streaming live on the web @ www.wbai.org)
The New York City Council is holding a hearing tomorrow on a bill that would require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to post disclaimers on their doors and in their advertisements, letting women know that these facilities do not offer contraception and abortion referrals or services.
We need your help to work to pass the bill:
2. Attend the hearing. Show the City Council that this bill has the support of the public! The hearing is Tuesday, November 16 at 1 pm at 250 Broadway, 16th Floor in Manhattan.
3. If you have visited a crisis pregnancy center in the 5 boroughs of New York City, thinking it was a comprehensive women's health clinic, share your story. To speak at the meeting or to share your story in writing, email Rachel Cordero, Counsel to the Committee on Women's Issues or Adira Siman, Counsel to the Committee on Health.
Feminist activists across the country have been working to expose fake clinics for years. Thanks to the work of New York City feminists and a report by NARAL Pro-Choice New York, the New York City Council is considering truth in advertising legislation. Voice your support now!
For Women's Lives,
Feminist Majority Foundation
The moment is here – thanks to your support, we are within striking distance of passing the Paycheck Fairness Act! The Senate is back in session and precious few days remain for them to pass this critical bill.
The countdown is on and we need your help to get the bill across the finish line. Call your Senator at 1-877-667-6650 and ask them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act this session! OR send them an email.
Taking action has never been more important than it is right now. The Senate must make this bill a priority: the Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to coworkers.
The Feminist Majority and other leading organizations in the Paycheck Fairness Act coalition are hosting a nationwide call-in day tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, to push the Senate to vote. So call now and call again tomorrow! We need only two minutes of your time. Please dial 1-877-667-6650 and simple instructions will direct you to your Senators' offices.
After you are put through, be sure to tell them the following:
• Your name, address, and that you are their constituent.
• You are calling to urge them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
• Women currently only make 77 cents to the dollar.
• The Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and bar retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to coworkers.
• The House already passed the bill in January 2010. The Senate must do the same this session and protect against any weakening amendments that arise.
We are in the final days before the Senate votes on this bill and every call makes a difference. Please, take a few moments to call the Senate at 1-877-667-6650 and ask them to pass Paycheck Fairness for women and their families before time runs out!
Thank you for your continued support.
P.S. Don't worry, if you hate the phone, e-mail your Senators today!
*Tues. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. – "Hippocrates Shadow: What Doctors Don't Know and Don't Tell You, and How the Truth Can Repair the Patient-Doctor Breach"; featuring David Newman, MD (Mt. Sinai Medical Center) and Laura Boylan, MD (Manhattan VA Medical Center); sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program and other groups; at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Sq. East (at 14th St.), 2nd fl. Conf. Ctr., in Manhattan; more info at www.pnhpnymetro.org or 718-222-9266
*Wed. Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – "The New Health Care Law and What it Means for Older Adults"; featuring Mark Hannay (Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign) and Heidi Siegfried (NYers for Accessible Health Coverage); sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Access to Health Care Coalition, and the American Cancer Society; at Putnam Hospital Center, 670 Stoneleigh Avenue, in Carmel; more info at 914-397-8804.
*Wed. Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. – Health Care on the Air: "Choices and Options for People During Medicare's 2010 Open Enrollment Period"; guest Doug Goggin-Callahan (Medicare Rights Center); broadcast over cable Ch. 56 (Time-Warner) or Ch. 83 (RCN) in Manhattan or streamed live at www.mnn.org; past programs available for streaming at www.metrohealthcare.org; more info at 212-925-1829.
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*Wed. Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Annual Meeting of Health Care for All New York; at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany; guest speakers to be announced; car pooling available from NYC; more info at www.hcfany.org or 212-925-1829.
*Thurs. Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. – 2010 Annual Gala Honoring Leaders for Health Care Justice; a benefit for the Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign; honorees to include Rep. Anthony Weiner, Citizen Action of NY, and various NYC affiliates of lead HCAN unions (AFL-CIO, AFT, AFSCME, CWA, and SEIU); keynote speaker John McDonough (Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College); at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center, 310 W. 43rd St. in Manhattan; more info at 212-925-1829 or www.metrohealthcare.org
Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign
40 Worth Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10013