Press Releases

May 6, 2014
OWL to Issue Report On How to Fix Our Broken Long-Term Care System
OWL’s May 8th Mother’s Day briefing at 11:00 a.m. in the Senate Russell Building will address the fast-growing need for long-term care services and supports. The briefing includes a discussion panel and observes the release of our annual Mother’s Day report: Long-Term Care: Managing Our Future, which highlights the urgent need to ensure quality care and protect consumers from the catastrophic long-term care costs that can devastate individuals and families.

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May 3, 2013
OWL’s Mother’s Day Report to be Subject of Briefing
The disproportionate impact that policy has on the nation’s 74 million midlife and older women makes it critical that our political systems work. OWL’s annual Mother’s Day Report – In the Arena: How Women and Girls Change the World—considers how new communications tools have the potential to engage more women in the public square. It will be the subject of a panel discussion at the National Press Club, this Wednesday, May 8, at 3:00 p.m.

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January 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Agreement is Only a Down Payment
Washington, D.C.—OWL congratulates the administration and congressional leadership on making the tough decisions needed to avert the fiscal cliff. As a direct result of their actions, millions of Americans’ taxes will not go up; Medicare payments to physicians will not be slashed; there will be no reduction in Social Security benefits. But the fiscal cliff debacle also demonstrates how tempting it can be to look for short-term “fixes” instead of engaging in meaningful policy making.

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January 30, 2012
OWL Releases Menopause Survey Findings

Recently, OWL– The Voice of Midlife and Older Women – conducted a survey about women’s knowledge about menopause and the amount and type of information available to them about this major life stage. Our survey identified a glaring information gap about this important health topic with many women, particularly younger women, lacking even basic information.

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January 25, 2012
OWL Responds to the President’s State of the Union Address

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama presented a number of proposals for strengthening the economy. OWL supports the President’s efforts in the following key areas.

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September 14, 2011
OWL Calls for National Campaign to Demystify Menopause

A new OWL survey of women showed women of all ages need more information about menopause, and that younger women, in particular, often lack even basic information about this major life stage.

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July 29, 2011

As the deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears, the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is calling on Executive and Congressional leadership to address the deficit in a balanced way that would protect America’s elders. The LCAO is a coalition of national not-for-profit organizations representing over 60 million older Americans.

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July 8, 2011
OWL Opposes Deal-making with Social Security Benefits

OWL is gravely concerned about news reports that President Obama is willing to cut Social Security benefits as a compromise to Republicans in exchange for closing tax loopholes.

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June 21, 2011
“Chained COLA: The Stealth Social Security Benefit Cut

Social Security is the largest part of income for most recipients; for almost 80% of them, it is half or more: for 60% it is more than half, for 30% it is all their income. A majority of them are women. The average benefit is $1100 a month.

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June 21, 2011
OWL’S Statement on Wal-Mart v. Dukes Supreme Court Ruling

A ruling by the United States Supreme Court in favor of WalMart, the world’s largest retailer, was a major setback for women who seek to challenge gender discrimination in their jobs.

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June 20, 2011
OWL’S Statement on AARP and Social Security

The media has reported that AARP, one of the nation’s largest lobbyists, was open to cuts in Social Security benefits as part of a long-term deal to extend the program’s solvency. Although AARP has since called the report “misleading,” it remains unclear where the organization stands on this key issue.

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