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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

NOVEMBER 7, 2011


Personhood Amendment Threatens Women of Mississippi, Hits Home

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NOW Press Secretary Latoya Veal, who grew up in Mississippi, wrote for NOW's blog Say It, Sister! She talks about this dangerously radical ballot measure that places women's lives in grave danger, asking people to take a stand and help fight this extreme measure. Read more.

Super Committee May Raid Your Social Security, Medicare Funds

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Contact your senators and representatives, and tell them that you will not stand by to see politicians raid critically important programs that benefit millions in order to pay for two un-funded wars, Wall Street greed and tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. Take action!

NOW Blasts Super Committee's Irresponsible Proposals

The deadline for the congressional "super committee" is fast approaching, and soon we will see who and what will be targeted under their deficit-cutting proposal. NOW President Terry O'Neill weighs in on the drastic cuts rumored to be on the table. Read more.

Attention Residents of Massachusetts and Washington State

Your senator holds the fate of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in their hands! Please call 1-866-251-4044 -- Patty Murray and John Kerry need to receive calls from their constituents right away. Read more.

Leaders of Women's Organizations Call on Congress to Consider Legislation That Would Strengthen Social Security

The Older Women's Economic Security Task Force (OWES) delivered a letter to members of Congress, calling on them to consider three pieces of legislation that would assure Social Security solvency for the next 75 years by lifting the cap on payroll tax contributions. Read more.

Grassroot Spotlight

Initiative 26 opponents speak out in Oxford protest

Former NOW intern Lauren Jee joined Mississippians for Healthy Families in a protest urging people to vote "no" on Initiative 26. Read more.

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