Blessed organization. Right?
I mean, from their own missions statement:
Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Pretty good stuff. For the record, NOW and I are in step on their stated issue pretty much 1 for 1. I mean, who doesn’t wanna discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society?
Nobody. Noble goals indeed.
So, given that this organization of women is looking to promote equality and justice in our society, who do you think they support for Governor of California?
1. Meg Whitman. Successful CEO. Woman.
2. Jerry Brown. Unsuccessful politician. Man.
OAKLAND – In recognition of his consistent support for women’s equality and reproductive freedom, the PAC for the National Organization for Women’s California chapter today announced its strong support for Jerry Brown for Governor and condemned Republican candidate Meg Whitman’s treatment of women in the workplace and her failure to support a woman’s right to choose.
You have GOTTA be kidding me.
Given the choice between a vibrant,powerful and successful woman, NOW endorses the man.
Maybe it’s Whitman’s stance on abortion? Let’s see:
MEG ON ABORTION
“I am pro-choice. Personally, I don’t want to take the choice away from women and their doctors. The U.S. Supreme Court has fully established a woman’s right to choose. I do however support reducing the number of abortions in America and believe there are limits that can be put in place to achieve this objective. I believe for minors parental consent should be required.”
Brown left a voice mail for a Los Angeles police union representative in September. When his voice message ended, a private conversation ensued at Brown’s end, but the call didn’t disconnect at the union end of the line, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Brown, currently California’s attorney general, was talking about public safety pensions and the possibility of losing police endorsements to Whitman because he wouldn’t promise not to pinch them.
“Do we want to put an ad out? . . . That I have been warned if I crack down on pensions . . . that they’ll go to Whitman, and that’s where they’ll go, because they know Whitman will give ’em, will cut them a deal, but I won’t,” Brown can be heard saying.
Then someone — it’s not clear who — says, “What about saying she’s a whore?” Well, Brown says, “I’m going to use that. It proves you’ve cut a secret deal to protect pensions.”
Now, it’s IMPOSSIBLE for NOW to continue to support Brown. Right?
“Meg Whitman could be described as ‘a political whore.’ Yes, that’s an accurate statement,” Bellasalma, President of California NOW, said.
Amazing. The female President of a National Women’s Organization calls the woman in the campaign a whore.
NOW has never been an organization that supports women. NOW is a liberal, feminist partisan organization made up of women. But I could have got that had I read THIS part of their Mission Statement:
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.