NOW And Feminist Majority Endorse Obama-Biden Ticket For 2012

Women are likely to key votes in this year’s presidential election, and two women’s rights groups are making their preferences known.

The National Organization for Women PAC and the Feminist Majority both endorsed the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in 2012, calling this a critical year for the rights of women.

“Simply put, this election will cast the die on whether we will go forward on women’s rights and opportunities or whether we will undo the gains of the past 40 years. Nothing less is at stake,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority via statement. “As a woman and feminist leader who has fought for and played a part in many of these advances for women, I frankly feel virtually all of these advances are on the line in this election.”

NOW’s political action committee said the same in their own, separate endorsement of the ticket.

“The extremists’ War on Women is all too real, and in order to win this struggle we must have strong allies in the White House who will work with us to implement policies that empower the women of this country to live healthy, safe and productive lives. President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have shown time and again that they are our allies.”

NOW cites the administration’s work to enhance women’s lives through policies like the Affordable Care Act and the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

These legislative bills don’t just effect women, but are of greatest importance to independent female voters without college degrees, who are most vulnerable to health care expenses and unequal pay. EMILY’s List, who has been researching that particular voter block, has revealed in their own study that President Barack Obama leads GOP challenger Mitt Romney by 8 points — 48 to 40 — in swing states.

Their preferences are not just influencing the presidential race, but could affect the election down the ticket, too. EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said:

“In these tough economic times, independent women voters want candidates who will focus on putting them back to work, support equal pay, and protect vital programs like Medicare and Social Security,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “The Pro-choice, Democratic women who EMILY’s List support are exactly the kinds of candidates these voters are looking for – veterans, police chiefs, mothers, and community leaders who will fight for middle class families instead of creating partisan gridlock.”

Will the endorsement of these major women’s rights groups convince more independent women voters to support for the ticket, or will they turn off that group as a sign of continuing partisanship? We’ll have to watch the polling to see.

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    Independent and Global  Women NIX NOW’s Premature Endorsement of Obama:

    Exercising A Woman’s  Right to Change Her Mind on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Sentiments: Demand Woman VP Now, Overdue 5050 on Tickets or Urge Boycott

    Independent women are dissenting with NOW, Feminist Majority and other women’s organizations endorsement of Obama, and urging a likely boycott of the upcoming election as planned, and call for it to be either held under fair free election laws with free media for all candidates that 65 nations already have, and include gender 50-50, and a woman Partner Vice-President retroactive to 2008 with Joseph Biden stepping down, or rescheduled for 2013. Indeed, they are calling upon both the Democratic and Republican parties to stop playing games with women, and offer an overdue full gender 5050 on tickets, drawn from the many women serving these campaigns as well as the large pool of educated intelligent women in the US, or cease and desist from further deception of the American people about democracy and what is needed to steward the United States national region in the 21st century.

    In a voice of passionate dissent, speaking on behalf of and representing the millions of women’s who are not members of any women’s group, but apparently more informed than many women’s groups such as Now and Feminist Majority about the absolute necessity of full women’s representation at this time  to protect democracy and the planet Earth, the independent women are urging the women of America to follow the same wisdom of Naawal el Saadawi a very famous woman’s leader in Egypt,, who was followed by 49% of Egyptians who boycotted the recent election in Egypt, that offered a “choice” between two evils, rather than a true choice, with true representation, particularly for women, and this time, make it a boycott of the 51% of the American people who are female. and the large percentage of the 49% men, who realize the government with equal representation of women protects women’s rights more securely, protects the environment, and protects the 99% against the hierarchical sociopathy of the 1% that has has been destroying this region of the world.

    The Independent Women say there was a miscommunication at US Women’s Connect  a group that actively works on 5050 that was only given a few days to consider whether to endorse Obama, and that such a serious decision needed more than a few days, and was premature. They are encouraging US Women’s Connect, NOW, the Feminist Majority and others who participated in the endorsement to exercise “A Woman’s Right to Change Her Mind”. If you Google the phrase “A Women’s Right to Change Her Mind”, hundreds of links come up. In a country that has been representing only the most dominating of one gender for nearly 250 years, and a world that has been giving somen second class citizenship for millennia, women are under enormous pressure to accept the lesser of two male evils, as usual. That is why it is so important for wise women to exercise their right to change their mind…and their world, now. US Women’s Connect is being urged to not wait for 2020 to call on the US, and UN, to implement 5050, but to implement it now in national regions, or the world may never see 2020, due to environmental collapse.

    The Independents assert that NOW and Feminist Majority (and other organizations which collect dues from their members while failing to inform them about the successful 5050 representation of women in other places on Earth) have a dangerous pattern of accepting mostly male evils in office,  have induced other organizations to follow them under time pressure, and now poses immanent danger to the Planetary Environment,  peace, the proper example to other countries, and using paradiams of wealth that count women’s and all community and family work, the only real way to prevent a worldwide economic collapse impoverishing billions.

    The Independents are certainly not promoting Mitt Romney. He doesn’t offer 5050 either.nor does his party,and the corporations behind him, including Bain Capital, do not have anything near 5050 either. But the Democratic Party has a 5050 gender equal delegation rule in its convention deleages, and should be pressured with extreme pressure to bring 5050 forth on its tickets, or cancel/boycott the election in a statement of Truth and Reconciliation to the American people, and postpone it to 2013. The Corporate Media are selling this election, to make hoarded false wealth at everyone’s expense promoting making huge profits off the noninformative and expensive ads that never mention the facts about the extremity of our low representaion of women, and they and other corporations their boards are interlinked with, actually control Obama as a puppet. (See to counter the corporate media and how to be the media and true defacto government, that brings gender truth to the world)

    The Democrats actually won in 2000 and 2004, but ruled by complicit men at the top, they pretended they lost to give the reins of government to Republicans, because the top of the Democratic party is not actually Democratic, but Dempublican. It is likely the Obama will be forced into this puppet behavior, and women’s endorsements are being sought to give the election the veneer of legitimacy, especially to women, even ‘though behind the scenes, it is corrupt and illegitimate, and the Dempublicans have already decided to make Romney the winner. Only if Obama stands up for free fair elections and 5050 gender on the tickets does deserve to have been called President at all.

    The Supreme Court’s Citizens’ United Decision is a precursor to a World War/War on the Environment the same way its Dred Scott decision was a precursor to the Civil War. Women (and men without property and people of color) were not present at the Constitutional Convention that created the Supreme Court, which itself is selected by gender imbalanced Presidents and an 86% Senate, and provides for no referenda, that many nations have,  to override destructive decisions.

    As both the Declaration of Independence and Declaration of Sentiments (which we celebrate today, July 20)  pointedly state, citizens, and particularly women, are protected by Divinely Endowed right, to owe no allegiance to governments that do not represent them. “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness”.  On July 4th and July 11th, women from the Occupy movement and other democracy movements offered Declarations of  the right of women to have full gender parity in representation, and all aspects of society, especially including government,  in Transformational Declarations and indeed New Millennial Commandments, to transform the world to fully respect women as equals of men. These are available at

    The independents are particularly forceful in saying that NOW and Feminist Majority Leadership have been passively but very dangerously deceptive to their members and other women, about the importance of full 5050 women’s representation to protect women’s rights and other issues of great importance to women, such as paid family leave (which the US is alone among most democracies in not providing), promotion of real democracy and peace in other countries, a switch from the GDP to the Genuine Progress Indicator in measuring wealth, and protection of the environment

    As evidence of NOW’s backwards leadership, the Independents cite a NOW-promoted letter to Obama and Biden in 2008, in which instead of calling for 5050, which several other countries and many other jurisdictions have, and making America a true leader for women, NOW and the other organizations they misled into the joint statement, merely weakly asked for a paid women’s Cabinet position on women, a request that was never fulfilled and yet their was a lack of concerted criticism of Obama-Biden for even this lapse. NOW has never criticized either Obama or Biden for never stating, as should have been in Obama’s State of the Union address, that the US has fallen to a rank of 91st in the world in representation of women,( if you count ties) 78th without counting ties, but also totally unacceptable in the alleged leader of the free world.

    Several countries,  and many large jurisdictions in the world have 5050, that serves billions of people, with a marked decrease in corruption and the moneying of politics. amd studies have shown this protects the environment, even against global warming.    America should be first and set a pattern to ba allfirst for women and the world, not dragging down the rest of the pack.

    NOW,  Emily’s List and other organizations which have NOT promoted 5050 and have accepted the retarded status quo of 16% women, which is less than Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, and generally failed to inform their members of America’s status of 91st in the world,  have been under active criticism by independents such as Author Paula Xanthapoulou, Transformer Dr. Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, Marriage and Family Therapist Carol Bouldin, journalist Soraya Chemaly, Liz Abzug (daughter of Bella Abzug who called for 5050 by 2000) and other women in the US, and international observers, who have decried the US rank of 91st, and how it is now corrupting the United Nations, with its titular male dominator, Ki Ban Moon, also picked, without a female partner, under regressive influence of  the US.

    NOW (and all women’s groups) was urged to call all its members “Senators”, or indeed, Earth Regional Co-Secretary Generals, in receivership of a government in default due to dominator-male corruption, rather than consider themselves mere activists and endorsers of those in a fallen system, and boycott any elections until their is 5050, in free fair elections. Indeed, the whole world is being urged to reschedule elections held under the illusion and influence that that the US has had a representative legitimate government since 2000. It has not. It is the Corporate Media that has sold the lie that it has.

    But NOW’s self-defeating leadership has apparently not yet taken this advice to empower their members and inform them, is ignoring what happened to the women and people of Egypt who did take the bait of an illegitimate election, and is once again leading other organizations down the primrose path in the wrong direction, of passive resigned acceptance of the two headed evils of male domination, that immanently endangers democracy and  the Planet Earth. The endorsement is deafening in its lack of mention of the realities of 5050 already existing  in many  other parties and countries around the world, and makes no mention of the mind-searing 91st rank that the US has dropped to, even since a rank of 50 in 2000, which was even then unacceptable and never brought to the attention of American women, even its members, by NOW.

    Independents are urging NOW and Feminist Majority, and any other organizations pretending that these endorsements speak for informed women, to reshuffle their bring forth women who are stronger and truer advocates for women. They urging any women who signed onto the premature endoresment to exercise the GoddessGod-Given Right of a Wise Woman to Change Her Mind, and are urging all observers to not take the endorsement as real or accurate reflection of what informed and urgently concerned women, respectfully given the time to consider the facts, really want.

    There is a quote from the film Thelma and Louise “You Get What You Settle For”.  NOW and the Feminist Majority  have induced too many women into settling for an unrepresentative  dominator-male-dominated system that is immanently endangering the Earth,  as well as all women’s rights , including the rights to balance love and work with adequate and creditted family leave, to have all their unpaid work counted in the economic system, to a sustainable Earth and to Peace on this Planet. On behalf of these women, both in and outside the US, we withdraw the Endorsement, The system is already broken and has not been representing women.  It currently already has no legitimacy in the eyes of millions of people in the US and around the world, especially wise women and many men who want to practice the Sisterhood and Brotherhood that makes humanity on Earth OneFamily, and since 2000, has become an systemic abomination to the Almighty including Universal Mother Nature, let alone deserve Endorsement to continue as is.