Tell NOW to Endorse Bernie Sanders!

Tell NOW to Endorse Bernie Sanders!

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Colleen Hilker started this petition to National Org. for Women (NOW)

From advocating for women's healthcare rights (Roe v Wade), to saving the climate, to fighting to ensure the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes for social programs, Bernie Sanders has done his utmost to support women across America. However, NOW and its current president, Toni Van Pelt, want to erase Bernie's history of fierce advocacy for women, and undo the alliance between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Women are ten times more vulnerable to income inequality and discrimination, and yet the National Organization for Women don't recognize the hard work Bernie and his supporters are willing to do to even the playing field. We want to end these detriments to equality: healthcare for profit, student loan debt, and the enormous costs associated with early childhood education and childcare. We can do this by ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share for social programs and no one is making starvation wages.

We were extremely disappointed with NOW's current president Toni Van Pelt this week for telling Elizabeth Warren not to endorse Bernie Sanders after Warren dropped out of the Democratic primary. Warren's positions were most closely aligned with Bernie's, and her presidency would have gone a long way toward leveling the playing field for women, and not just because she is a woman. Women need a president who will fight for them, and Bernie Sanders is the only candidate still in the race with a proven track record and the passion to do that.

To say that Bernie Sanders "has done nothing for women" is unconscionable. We ask that you please look into whatever caused Van Pelt to distort the truth and undo some of the damage that statement has caused. For more information, please see https://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-womens-rights/ and also Google "Bernie Sanders Roe v Wade" to see how much he is a champion for women.

In our quest for representation in positions of power - for young women, old women, poor and rich, white, black, Latina, Asian, and everyone - please don't forget the actual women who are still living with sexism, financial inequality, abuse, and discrimination. We all need you to be leaders - and listen to us - not get involved in petty drama that sets us back. We ask you to endorse Bernie Sanders for the good of all women and all of America. Then we will know that NOW truly has the needs of all women in mind. Thank you.

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