Monday, August 2, 2010

Help pass important legislation for women now!

*email message from FMF president Ellie Smeal*
We must pass important legislation now! E-mail your Senators! Help pass important legislation for women. Donate to the Feminist Majority so we can organize, organize for women's rights and lives. 

 We need your help. We are in the final weeks of the 2009-2010 Congressional Session. Key legislation for women is pending in the Senate. We must act before Congress adjourns for the elections:
  • *Pass the International Violence Against Women Act.* It will be voted on tomorrow in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.* Let your senators know it's time to do all we can to reduce violence against woman. Learn more about I-VAWA here and here.

  • *The Paycheck Fairness Act* - Approved by the House in 2009. Tell your senators wage discrimination against women must stop. It's long past due to strengthen the Equal Pay Act (1963) and Title VII (1964) to help women workers close the wage gap - especially in these hard economic times when a women's paycheck is more important than ever. Learn more about the Paycheck Fairness Act!
  • *Ratify the United Nations Convention (Treaty) to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)*. Only 7 nations of the world have not ratified CEDAW - Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Nauru, Palau, Tonga, and the United States. It's a disgrace and an insult to all women that the U.S. Senate has still not ratified CEDAW. The women of the world deserve and need their rights. CEDAW promotes education of women and girls, economic opportunity, and works to reduce violence against women. Please go to the new website for detailed information.
Let your Senators know - reducing the needless suffering of women deserves their time and their votes now. Please help the Feminist Majority organize in these last weeks of this historic Congressional session. E-mail your Senators and donate to the Feminist Majority so we can organize for women's rights and lives. You can be sure we are on the front lines daily fighting for women and girls.

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