[NOW News] Don't Take His Word For It
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BELOW THE BELT: DON'T TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT
She's been on the covers of publications from Time and Newsweek to Us
Weekly. Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin
could be a heartbeat away from the highest office in the country. There
could be a woman in the White House, and the nation's a-buzz over this
rising star. <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850874/0/> Read more
NOW PAC ENDORSES OBAMA-BIDEN
<http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850872/0/> Phyllis Lyon and Del
Eleanor Smeal, Kim Gandy, and E. Faye Williams at the announcement
Kim Gandy, chair of NOW PAC, said, "It is with great enthusiasm that I
announce today, on behalf of the nation's oldest and largest women's rights
organization, that the National Organization for Women Political Action
Committee (NOW PAC) proudly endorses Sen. Barack Obama for President of the
United States." <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850872/0/> Read the
OBAMA ON THE ISSUES
NOW PAC spoke with Senator Obama at length about his commitment to women's
equality. We also took the Democratic party platform plank by plank and
compared it to our stands on the key issues. From our research, we created
an analysis called "Obama on the Issues." You can
<http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850875/0/> read it here.
BUSH ADMINISTRATION DOESN'T CARE ABOUT ENSURING EQUAL PAY
A recent study by the General Accounting Office (GAO), requested by Senators
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Representative Carolyn
Maloney (D-N.Y.), confirms our suspicion that federal agencies charged with
enforcing laws against gender pay discrimination are not doing their jobs.
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MORE RECOMMENDED READING:
. National Organization <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850877/0/>
For Women Endorses Obama - interview by Renee Montagne, NPR's Morning
. Critics Question <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850878/0/>
Palin's Record on "Epidemic" Rape, Domestic Violence in Alaska - by Justin
Rood, ABC News
. Sarah Palin and <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850879/0/>
Hillary Clinton Speak Out Against Sexism In The Media - by Tina Fey and Amy
Poehler, Saturday Night Live
. Can You Say 'Sexist'? <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850879/0/>
- by Anna Quindlen, Newsweek
. Read more at <http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850880/0/> "NOW
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TIME IS SHORT -- PLEASE GIVE TODAY
November 4 is less than six weeks away and we know how much is at stake.
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HELP PASS PAID LEAVE FOR NEW PARENTS
Right now 1.8 million federal workers need your support as they balance
their work and family obligations. Ask your senator to sponsor the bill that
will provide a modest amount of paid parental leave for these government
workers and their families, and set an example for corporations.
<http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850882/0/> Take action now!
VICTORY! CONGRESS APPROVES ADA AMENDMENTS ACT
NOW salutes Congress' passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Amendments Act. This bill to reinstate important civil rights protections
for people with disabilities should be on President Bush's desk by end of
the week where it is expected that he will sign the bill into law.
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SUPPORT OUR VALIANT SISTERS IN THEIR FINAL BATTLE
The Cadet Nurses served our country, and now they need our support to end
their discriminatory treatment. Ask your Representative to support the
United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity, introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey
(D-N.Y.), to classify service in the Cadet Nurse Corps as active military
service and recognize the members as veterans.
<http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850884/0/> Take action now!
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN COLORADO WITH BETSY MARKEY
"Like pinballs we bounced from Denver to Boulder to Fort Collins. Our
meetings included NOW activists and leaders, professors and students, but
our organizing trip to Colorado was about to get political -- and fired up,"
Ali Rodway, field organizer, writes.
<http://lists.now.org/t/494524/1580199/2850885/0/> Read more.
NOW CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE
NOW passed eight resolutions at its National NOW Conference this year in
Washington, D.C. These resolutions, passed by the membership, set new policy
for the upcoming year and are now available online.
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JOB OPENING: BOOKKEEPER
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in basic bookkeeping functions such as maintaining accounts payable records,
issuing payments to vendors, making deposits, handling employees time sheets
and payroll, and producing necessary audit reports.
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