The National Organization for Women offers heartfelt congratulations to all the feminist candidates who won last night and a sincere thanks to all the women’s rights supporters who showed up at the polls and made their voices heard.
Category: Fighting The Right
NOW applauds women voters for re-electing President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, defeating some of the most extreme anti-woman tea party candidates running for the Senate, and passing marriage equality measures in Maine and Maryland.
Tomorrow’s election is pivotal. We’re down to the wire, and so much is hanging in the balance for women: economic security, the fate of Roe v. Wade, protection of Medicare and Social Security, and much more. We must stand up to the radical fringe — the last thing the War on Women needs is a commander-in-chief in the White House.
NOW thanks Candy Crowley for moderating a substantive debate that finally got around to tackling women’s rights issues. Both candidates’ answers were telling.
With four weeks left until the election, Romney unquestionably needs to win over undecided voters by camouflaging his anti-choice stance. But he’s on record championing some of the most extreme — and more importantly, extremely unpopular — tactics aimed at blocking women’s access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion and birth control.