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News & Action Summary

November 30, 2010


National Call-In Day to Protect Social Security on Tuesday, Nov. 30

People of all ages and from all political parties oppose cutting Social Security benefits by raising the retirement age or any other means. Make your voice heard by taking part in the National Call Congress Day. Read more...

CEDAW Hearing Encouraging, U.S. Ratification Long Overdue

NOW applauds Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for chairing a first-ever Judiciary Committee hearing Nov. 18 on ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is the most comprehensive international agreement on the basic human rights of women and girls, and women around the world have waited more than 30 years for the U.S. to ratify this treaty. Read more...

Pelosi Elected Minority Leader! Pelosi, Schakowsky Demonstrate Leadership in Trying Times

NOW commends the Democratic members of the House of Representatives for electing Nancy Pelosi as their next minority leader. Having proven herself a strong and effective speaker of the House, we expect Pelosi to continue serving the interests of women as minority leader. Read more...

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked, Foreshadowing Challenging Future for Women's Equality

The new Congress hasn't taken office yet, but the writing already is on the wall. Efforts to advance women's equality will be relegated to the back burner, or worse, actively torched. Today we witnessed conservatives in the Senate block the Paycheck Fairness Act, denying women a significant step toward finally closing the gender wage gap. Read more...

Urgent Action Required: CEDAW Senate Hearings Planned

Tell your Senators to urge Senator Kerry to hold a vote on CEDAW! After 8 years without movement, this is a significant step forward in our ongoing push to recognize women's rights as human rights. Take action NOW!

NOW Calls On President Obama To Reject Fiscal Commission's Assault On Social Security

Millions of women will be pushed into poverty and out of the middle class if preliminary recommendations for cutting Social Security benefits made by the National Commission for Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are adopted, states NOW President Terry O'Neill. Read more...

2011 NOW Conference *SAVE THE DATE*

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

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NOW-NYC held several rallies to speak out against the egregious case in which Tony Simmons, a guard for the Dept. of Juvenile Justice who pled guilty to raping one girl and sexually assaulting two others, may get probation with no jail time.

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