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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Several Women's Groups endorsed Obama this week

"A number of high profile unions and groups representing millions of women joined together to throw their support to Obama. Ellie Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, and Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women -- both of whose organizations supported Clinton in the primaries -- held a press conference here announcing the support of ten groups for Obama.

NOW's endorsement represented the first time in 24 years the group has endorsed a general election presidential candidate -- the last being Walter Mondale in 1984, who ran on the first ticket to feature a woman as a vice presidential running mate.

The largest organization for women's rights, NOW says it is stepping into the contest to educate women about Palin's positions and highlight Obama and Biden's long-time commitment to policies that support women personally and economically." Read more...The Trail>

Here is an inexhaustive list of things that Obama has done for women:

1. Obama created a task force on cervical cancer, providing greater access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, and helping improve prenatal and premature birth services.
2. Obama has a 100% rating for protecting women"s choice.
3. Obama's legislation protects women from sexual assault.
4. Obama Passed Equal Pay Act In Illinois To Give 330,000 More Women Protection From Pay Discrimination.
5. Obama Passed A Law To Create The Victims Economic Security And Safety Act (VESSA), Which Would Help Victims Of Abuse Seek Treatment Without Losing Their Job.
6. Obama Passed Into Law a Requirement that Women And Minority Scientists/Engineers Be Represented And Consulted on Specific Technology and Science Efforts.
7. Obama Passed Into Law An Amendment Creating A Mentoring Program For Women And Underrepresented Groups At DOE.
8. Obama created a working, affordable health care plan in Illinois, that covers 70,000 kids and 84,000 adults, where all kids qualify for $40 per child. Obama sponsored and passed this legislation, working with Rod R. Blagojevich(IL Gov.) See All Kids. It is a model for a workable, affordable national health care.
9. Obama supported early childhood education.
10. Cosponsored the Healthy Kids Act of 2007 and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2007 to ensure that more American children have affordable health care coverage.


Articles related to this post: Feminists For Obama &
Obama Lays Out Plans To Woo Women Voters.
Other link: Feminists For Obama

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