Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NOW News and Action Summary: Action Alerts, Committees, DADT Repeal


NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

January 4, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE:


Send a Message to President Obama: Women Need Social Security

With the new Congress, there is a serious possibility that proposals to slash Social Security benefits may go forward. Ask President Obama to take a stand against Social Security benefit cuts and work with Congress to prevent any undermining of this vital program. Take Action NOW!



NOW Celebrates Repeal Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

The Senate's vote to repeal the military's unjust Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is a landmark victory that ends the 17-year policy of discrimination against lesbians and gay men in the military and moves our nation one step closer to realizing the promise of equality. Read more.


NOW Urges Democratic Leadership to Name Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Ranking Member of Oversight Committee

Rep. Maloney is the second-ranking Democrat on the committee after Chair Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.), who is giving up his post, and has given his support to Maloney. NOW, with a coalition of women's groups, has signed on to a letter of support for Maloney, strongly urging the Democratic leadership to honor seniority and appoint Maloney as the next Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Read more.


National NOW Committees - Apply by Friday, Jan. 7

Calling all activists! The National NOW Board will appoint committees and task forces soon. The deadline to apply for appointment is Friday, Jan. 7. To be eligible, you must be a NOW member. Read more.


NOW Conference 2011 *SAVE THE DATE*

The 2011 National NOW Conference will be held June 24-26, in Tampa, Fla. Bookmark this page and sign up for updates.

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