By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young. -- maggie kuhn, founder
Demand a Justice for All Federal Budget
After an outrageous government shutdown in October, Congress set up a Congressional Budget Reconciliation Committee to negotiate a broad federal budget plan for the rest of the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year. Leaders of this committee, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Paul Ryan, are scheduled to meet this week and are required to report the results of their negotiations over the House and Senate versions on the federal budget by December 13th.
We must raise our voices for a Justice for All federal budget!
Recently, the U.S. Senate took an important step forward in the fight to end employment discrimination against the LGBT community. By a vote of 64-32, ten Republicans joined all Senate Democrats in approving the measure, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. The Gray Panthers salutes the Senate for putting itself on the right side of history in this important fight. This bill was first proposed in 1994 by the late Ted Kennedy, and President Obama has pledged to sign it into law if it reaches his desk.There is just one problem: for the bill to reach the President, it needs to be approved by the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House John Boehner has indicated that he will not bring the measure up for a vote, because it could have the effect of promoting litigation and hurting employers.>>Take Action Now!
We all live in this world and there is so much to do to take care of it. Gray Panthers has a vision for the world. We envision a world that puts the needs of people over profits, one that embraces peace and respect for all people, one in which the government acts as a force for good, and one where people feel responsible not only for themselves but for the greater good of all. Gray Panthers know that our vision will not come about unless we work together and fight for it.
With your gift, you can help keep the Gray Panthers fighting for a just world. Please take a moment now to make a contribution.
Support the Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street!
Gray Panthers is supporting fighting back against Wall Street and standing up for the 99% and has signed on as a sponsor of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign. We believe that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create. While our country continues to struggle to recover economically, the Robin Hood Tax serves as a fair and simple solution to help America get back on its feet. Support the Robin Hood Tax Campaign by telling your U.S. leaders you want a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street!
Our founder, Maggie Kuhn, said we need to be "watchdogs" that bark when danger is near. Gray Panther watchdogs are needed to challenge the many lies that are constantly perpetuated about Social Security & Medicare by opponents who want to dismantle these vital programs. But in order to Fight Truth Decay, you must first arm yourself with the facts. >>Know the Facts about Social Security >>Know the Facts About Medicare
Age and Youth in Action. We are an intergenerational, multi-issue organization working to create a society that puts the needs of people over profit, responsibility over power and democracy over institutions.
At the UN, we advocate for social justice and peace throughout the world and work to eliminate ageism, racism, and sexism. Gray Panthers represents "Civil Society" --the real people. In 1981, Gray Panthers gained official nongovernmental organization (NGO) status at the United Nations and has been active ever since. >> more
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. (Source: Associated Press)
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