National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
MAY 24, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
Tomorrow's the deadline -- it's your last chance to order an official conference t-shirt designed by the local organizing committee. Remember, these shirts won't be for sale on-site, so place your order online now!
Not registered yet? What are you waiting for?! Register online today. We have 13 fabulous speakers and honorees confirmed -- check them out online.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »