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Women Strike Video

Why did National Women's Liberation call a women's strike for the inauguration?

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Social Wage Signature Advertisement in National Organization For Women Times

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Press Release for Picket of Senator Clinton for National Health Care

PRESS RELEASE/ACTION ALERT

On Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Picket Senator Clinton for National Health Care

A National Day of Action for universal health insurance has been called for June 7. Healthcare NOW has mobilized a great coalition of feminists, unions, grass roots groups- from NOW to the Steelworkers to the Methodists and more-- to campaign for the Conyers bill: HR 676, the National Health Insurance Act, aka Medicare for All. It's single payer, everyone in-no one out, and no health insurance companies. Believe it or not, it's picking up support in the House.

Yet not a single senator has been brave enough to stand up against the insurance industry that puts profits over people. We are taking action by asking Senator Clinton to introduce a companion bill to the Conyers bill in the Senate. Clinton is a leading contender for the 2008 presidential nomination- lets show her it's time Democrats stand with people, not corporations!

Who:   Women's Liberation Social Wage Committee

What:  Picket for national health insurance at Senator Clinton's office

When:  Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 12 noon

Where:  780 3rd Ave. (corner 49th St. & 3rd Ave.)

Why:  Health care for people not for profit

For some time now, we've been holding consciousness-raising study groups, panels, running signature ads, and speaking out on the feminist angle for national health insurance. In addition to better health, national health insurance brings women in many other nations more economic freedom from men and employers.

Now we're moving into campaign mode. So for our part in the National Day of Action join us at Senator Clinton's office with your picket sign to see what action she's going to take on our request.

Let's show that we here in the U.S . are no longer willing to be second-class citizens of the world when it comes to our health. Join us in seeking her support and winning more time and freedom for women NOW!

 

Social Wage Committee Speaks at International Women's Day Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4, 2008

CONTACT: Jen Sunderland, Vice Chair of the Social Wage Committee
Tel.  347-613-5030 Email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Social Wage Committee Speaks at International Women's Day Event

WHO: The Social Wage Committee

WHAT: Jen Sunderland speaks about unfinished women's liberation agenda at International Women's Day Event sponsored by Brooklyn-Queens NOW.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 3pm - 5pm. The Church of Gethsemane, 1012 8th Avenue (between 10th and 11th Streets) Park Slope, Brooklyn (Take the F train to 7th Avenue)

One of the biggest obstacles that we face in winning freedom for women in the U.S. is what Redstockings calls the Myth of America -- the belief that women in the U.S. have it the best and are the most liberated women.  We're not! "By looking at the experiences of women in other countries that have universal social programs, we see that other women have more time, more economic independence and less work,"  said Jennifer Sunderland, vice president of the Social Wage Committee.

Dozens of countries have national health insurance not dependent on jobs or marriage; free or nearly free child care and elder care; 6 to 12 months or more of paid parental leave; and shorter working hours than we have in the U.S. These are provided to every individual regardless of marriage or employment and this gives women in these other countries more economic independence from men and more democracy at work and home.  Many countries have all of these things; others have some of them.  Our government doesn't guarantee any of them.

Fighting for social wage programs such as national health insurance, paid parental leave, and universal childcare is a big part of the unfinished work of the women's liberation movement in the U.S.  In addition to these universal programs, we are still fighting for men to do their fair share of the care work.

Aetna Protest

National Women's Liberation activists Erin Mahoney, Roxy Colbery and Emmy Tiderington participate in the September 29, 2009 protest of Aetna health insurance company in New York City.  The protest was organized by Private Health Insurance Must Go!  Photos by Thomas Good, Next Left Notes.

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Women Speak out on the Myth of America

Women Speak Out on the Myth of America: Are U.S. Women Really the Most Liberated in the World?

Redstockings of the Women's Liberation Movement with National Women's Liberation founders, speak out on International Women's Day at the United Nations March 3, 2007.

In 145 other countries women have paid parental leave; many have free childcare, and most industrialized countries have national health care and shorter working hours for both women and men. In the U.S., we have none of these things! Click here to see women speak out at the U.N. exposing the true conditions of women in the U.S.