Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NOW News & Action Summary: Federal Budget, NY Special Election, Ending Violence Against Women

NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

MAY 24, 2011


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Take Action: Urge Senators to Vote Against Destructive House Budget Bill

This bill would cut $4.3 trillion over 10 years from programs that support moderate- and low-income families, programs that disproportionately employ women as well as disproportionately serve them, while maintaining $4.2 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthiest. Take action NOW »

Leaders of Women's Organizations Sign Letter to President Obama Calling for Meeting on Budget, Ask that Women be Included in Deficit Talks

The Older Women's Economic Security Task Force, in a letter today to President Obama, called for the concerns of women to be considered in budget talks to reduce the deficit. The task force asked that members of the administration with expertise on women's issues be added to the White House's advisory team discussing strategies to reduce deficit spending. Read more »

NOW/PAC Endorses Kathy Hochul in New York's Special Election May 24

Democrat Kathy Hochul has an incredible opportunity to take this seat in a traditionally Republican district. This race is receiving national attention, with The Washington Post suggesting that a Hochul win could be "evidence of the deep danger of the Ryan plan for Republicans at the ballot box in 2012." Read more »

Open Letter to President Obama on Women and the Budget (PDF)

The Older Women's Economic Security Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations (of which NOW is co-chair) sent this letter to President Obama requesting a meeting to discuss the impact of budget negotations and potential cuts on women and their families. Read more »

Action Spotlight

Strauss-Kahn Case Illuminates Violence Against Women Issue

Just hours after National NOW's demonstration in front of the IMF calling for the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from his position as managing director, the chief did resign. This case illuminates many of the ongoing challenges in addressing violence against women. Read more »

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