Issues - Sign On Letters
OWL is frequently asked to sign-on to letters supporting various issues. Here are a few examples of our latest sign-on letters.
October 11, 2011
Strengthen Social Security Campaign
Letter to the Supercommittee
The Strengthen Social Security Campaign, of which OWL is a member of the Steering Committee, is a diverse coalition of over 320 national and state organizations representing over 50 million Americans. This letter urged Senators Patty Murray and Jeb Hensarling not to consider any cuts to Social Security, as they decide what to include in a deficit-reduction package. This would include changes to the way cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) would be calculated, which would result in benefit cuts to Social Security, SSI, Veterans and other federal programs.
Click here for the letter.
August 29, 2011
Senator Bernie Sanders
“Keeping our Social Security Promises Act”
Click here for our letter of support.
August 3, 2011
A collective group of advocacy organizations, educational institutions, and women leaders dedicated to promoting women’s leadership, urged Speaker Boehner, Leader Reid, Leader Pelosi and Leader McConnell to appoint no fewer than six women to the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional committee charged with reviewing the United States’ budget and recommending a path forward, which is currently in formation.
Women’s Social Security Petition
OWL promoted the National Council of Women’s Organization’s (NCWO) campaign calling on Congress to Respect women, Protect Social Security Medicare and Medicaid, and Reject any budget plans that threaten the economic security of women.