National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
AUGUST 18, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE:
Under protest from LGBT rights activists (including NOW), Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized on Aug. 5 for donating $150,000 to a group that supports an anti-gay marriage, anti-quality candidate for governor in Minnesota. Read more.
The Fiscal Commission is moving under cover of darkness to recover the billions spent on Wall Street bailouts, tax breaks for the wealthiest and unfunded wars. How? By cutting benefits under the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs. Take action NOW!
Also: Celebrate Social Security's 75th anniversary this month by attending a birthday party in your community. Events are being organized by NOW and many other organizations working to protect this vital program from threatened benefit cuts. Learn more.
On Aug. 5 the Senate voted to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. For the first time in history the court will have three sitting female justices -- a critical mass that will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the struggle for women's equality. Read more.
"Discriminatory legislation such as Proposition 8 has no place in a nation dedicated to equal rights for all people. Same-sex couples in California and all over the United States can celebrate this ruling that recognizes their civil rights and human dignity," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. Read more.
In the Aug. 10 Democratic primary, Minnesota voters cast their ballots for Shelley Madore in an upset victory over the favored candidate. NOW/PAC is working to help Madore and other strong candidates make it all the way to Capitol Hill! Read more.
Because the crisis in the family courts is such a serious issue for mothers and children, the newsletter of the NOW Family Law Committee is now available online. Please share the link with those who may need this important news and information. Read the Summer 2010 issue.
NOW Activists in Florida Help Get Out the Vote
Miami-Dade and Broward members of NOW, including former NOW President Patricia Ireland, hit the streets to educate voters about endorsed candidate Marleine Bastien. Watch the video.
We have so much work to do! NOW is dedicated to taking action to eliminate sexism and end all oppression. Your support is absolutely vital to our ability to take on the right wing and push ahead on all of our important issues.
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