Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women and Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research said the federal government should focus on equal pay in order to achieve economic security for women rather than promoting the institution of marriage between a man and woman.
-- From "Event to Address Economy and Legislation of 112th Congress" posted at Business Wire 1/19/11
The National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) is hosting a congressional briefing and lunch for congressional staff, media, and the public.
This briefing is hosted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and organized by the Older Women’s Economic Security Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. In the fall of 1998, NCWO formed an Older Women's Economic Security (OWES) Task Force to address the critical issue of Social Security reform and to help policy makers understand women's stake in this crucial issue. The OWES Task Force is co-chaired by Heidi Hartmann, President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women.
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From "Women's Groups: Government Should Focus On Equal Pay, Not Promote Marriage" by Nicholas Ballasy, CNSNews.com 1/25/11
Many studies over the years have shown that marriage between a man and a women benefits women financially and leads to healthier lives for the couple’s children.
CNSNews.com asked both activists if the federal government should do all it can to promote marriage between a man and a woman to ensure economic security for women.
O’Neill disagreed with studies showing that married couples live longer and healthier lives, arguing that the federal government should focus on helping women as individuals and not promote marriage.
“Personally, no, I do not believe that and I don’t think you’ll find any of the women’s groups who are members of the National Council of Women’s Organizations advocating that position,” Hartmann told CNSNews.com at the Capitol on Friday following a National Organization for Women briefing about women’s economic security.
Hartmann cited “subsidized childcare” as a way to help women economically.
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