The proposed 2012 Republican budget would wipe out critical social programs crafted over many decades to protect the most vulnerable and safeguard the middle-class. The White House and the Democratic leadership must stand up for simple justice.
Posts Categorized: Fighting The Right
This anniversary takes place at a critical time for the women of this country. Speaker Boehner has stated that abortion funding restrictions are of highest priority for Republicans. That is why we work together and why we refuse to give up.
The National Organization for Women Equality PAC and the Chicago NOW PAC have endorsed Carol Moseley Braun in perhaps the most important election of 2011 — mayor of Chicago. Moseley Braun has an impressive resume of 25 years of public service fighting for the rights of women at the local, state, national and international levels.
While Republicans are reading the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives, women’s rights advocates will be outside the Capitol asking: Where are the women?
Last night’s turnover of the House of Representatives was a disappointing loss for women. We now face an anti-choice majority and a new Speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women. But just as the frustration of this new reality sets in, I am more determined than ever to press Congress to champion women’s rights. The National Organization for Women is not going away, and we will fight harder and motivate our grassroots so we can demand women-friendly policies.
There is an “enthusiasm gap” among voters, with conservatives feeling more energized and excited about voting–and more likely to talk to pollsters.
The National Organization for Women is outraged by the ignorant, homophobic comments Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) made on Friday at a conservative church rally, saying gay people and unwed sexually active women should not be teaching in public schools.
The National Organization for Women applauds Representative Kendrick Meek for his impressive victory in Florida’s Democratic primary last night. Meek defeated billionaire investor Jeff Greene, despite Greene’s estimated $25 million campaign spending and his particularly malicious attacks on Meek. NOW’s Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Meek, who now becomes the first African American Senate nominee from the state of Florida. Meek will face the GOP candidate, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, as well as Governor Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, in the general election.
Last night, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall moved closer to becoming the state’s next U.S. Senator. The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee proudly endorsed Marshall and helped organize strong grassroots support that ultimately helped her win the Democratic primary.
The June 22 runoff between Marshall and Cal Cunningham determined who would face the Republican incumbent, Senator Richard Burr, in the November election. “With this victory, Marshall has proven herself a winning candidate,” said NOW President and NOW/PAC Chair Terry O’Neill. “NOW calls upon the national Democratic Party leaders, including President Obama, Tim Kaine and the DNC, and Senator Robert Menendez and the DSCC to rally behind Marshall in order to assure her victory in the fall.”
In a statement from NOW President and NOW/PAC Chair Terry O’Neill, “The National Organization for Women is sad to see Connie Saltonstall withdraw from the congressional race in Michigan’s 1st District. Saltonstall bravely stepped forward to take on the incumbent — reproductive rights foe and health care reform obstructer Rep. Bart Stupak — in the state’s Democratic primary. She opened the door for other candidates and may even have lead to Stupak’s decision not to seek another term. And how did the Democratic Party reward her? Disgracefully, by withholding its support.”