Tuesday, September 16, 2008


For Immediate ReleaseContact: Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906
National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden
STATEMENT OF KIM GANDYChair, National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC)
September 16, 2008
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.
It is no coincidence that I am joined in this announcement by so many allied organizations that collectively represent a broad and diverse cross-section of U.S. women. From teachers to social workers, from business owners to college students, women in this country are lining up behind the candidate who is out there every day standing up -- clearly and consistently -- for women. Women of all ages, races and ethnicities are coming together in support of Sen. Obama and his pledge to fulfill this country's promise of equal opportunity for our daughters as well as all our sons.
Although it is very unusual for us to endorse in a presidential election, this is an unprecedented candidate and an unprecedented time for our country. The NOW PAC reviewed Sen. Obama's record and public statements on issues that disproportionately affect the women of this nation, and I spoke with him at length about his commitment to women's equality. For example:
On pay equity. Sen. Obama is a co-sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation to end wage discrimination against women.
On reproductive rights. Sen. Obama is a co-sponsor of the Prevention First Act, to strengthen access to contraception and reproductive health care, and prevent unwanted pregnancies. He strongly supports Roe v. Wade and will oppose any efforts to overturn it.
On violence against women. Sen. Obama supports the continued reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act -- of which Sen. Joe Biden is the chief sponsor -- as well as the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act, which is legislation to provide legal, medical and financial support to victims of domestic violence.
On the Supreme Court. Sen. Obama opposed the nominations of George Bush's extreme right-wing nominees to the Supreme Court, who have consistently ruled against women's rights,
For more than a decade, Barack Obama has said "yes" to women's rights, while John McCain has consistently said "no" - NO to pay equity, NO to contraceptive access and reproductive rights, NO to appointing Supreme Court judges who will uphold women's rights and civil rights, NO to funding shelters and other anti-violence programs, and NO to supporting working moms and dads with policies that support work/life balance.
NOW supported Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary, and now we join with her in saying "NO" -- No Way, No How, No McCain! And we proudly stand arm-in-arm with her in putting our hopes and our dreams, our hard work and our hard-earned money, behind the next President of the United States -- Barack Obama, and his running mate, longtime friend and ally of women, Sen. Joe Biden.
For more information, visit the NOW PAC Obama website.
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"Suffragettes and Men of Honor "
We need to contact NOW, let them know what we think. How can NOW endorse a man for the highest office of the land. Who pays his Senate staff , not even equal work for equal pay, fact is on average women make $6,000. less then men in his office.
Senator John McCain has more women than men, and they tend to make more. Why would they not support the candidate with equal pay for equal work. I am a member of NOW, I am outrage this is a slap in the face of every American; let alone a women...
Email These So Called Feminist Let Them Know What You Think...

"This Is The Party Of The Working People"

OBAMA BOOM ECONOMY: RECORD BANK IN BEV HILLS, $28,500 A PLATE!Tue Sep 16 2008 06:25:55 ET The nation's financials may be in a spiral, but cash is flowing into the Obama campaign faster than Marvin Hamlisch can play "Niagara"! Yesterday, Obama declared how we are in "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression." Today he will host a dinner in Beverly Hills --- costing attendees $28,500 dollars each! Hundreds of high rollers, including some of the biggest executives in film, television and music, will munch gourmet chow and hang out with the candidate. Streisand will then sing at the five-star Beverly Wilshire, no doubt reviving the Depression-era standard "Happy Days Are Here Again" with new urgency.Obama is set to break a single-day fundraising record of $9 million. Tuesday's events in Tinseltown come after Obama racked up a record-breaking $66 million dollars in fundraising last month, beating his previous high mark of $55 million last winter. "The fundamentals of our economy are strong, but these are still very, very difficult times," rival McCain said, sunny-side up. "Sen. McCain, what economy are you talking about?" smiled Obama. Developing...

"This Is The Party Of The Working People"

Is this man out of touch. The Democrats are in control, they control the house, and the Senate. He don't even realise this can be laden, on the shoulders of his com padre's. Hence forth why the approval rating is so low. I want the Democrats to control the house, and the Senate. But I want to get a filibuster Prof Senate, but they seem to be shooting themselves in the foot, not with Pelosi, and Reid at the helm, they spell doom. Hopefully it is a marker of doom for this joker. I am also tired of prominent females who have a brain, cow towing to this man. Can they not read, this man is not good for the Democrats, or women, his record stands for it's self. Just with equal pay for equal work...