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January 30, 2012OWL Releases Menopause Survey Findings

Recently, OWL– The Voice of Midlife and Older Women – conducted a survey about women’s knowledge about menopause and the amount and type of information available to them about this major life stage. Our survey identified a glaring information gap about this important health topic with many women, particularly younger women, lacking even basic information.

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January 25, 2012OWL Responds to the President’s State of the Union Address

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama presented a number of proposals for strengthening the economy. OWL supports the President’s efforts in the following key areas.

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September 14, 2011OWL Calls for National Campaign to Demystify Menopause

A new OWL survey of women showed women of all ages need more information about menopause, and that younger women, in particular, often lack even basic information about this major life stage.

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July 29, 2011

As the deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears, the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is calling on Executive and Congressional leadership to address the deficit in a balanced way that would protect America’s elders. The LCAO is a coalition of national not-for-profit organizations representing over 60 million older Americans.

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July 8, 2011OWL Opposes Deal-making with Social Security Benefits

OWL is gravely concerned about news reports that President Obama is willing to cut Social Security benefits as a compromise to Republicans in exchange for closing tax loopholes.

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June 21, 2011“Chained COLA: The Stealth Social Security Benefit Cut

Social Security is the largest part of income for most recipients; for almost 80% of them, it is half or more: for 60% it is more than half, for 30% it is all their income. A majority of them are women. The average benefit is $1100 a month.

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June 21, 2011OWL’S Statement on Wal-Mart v. Dukes Supreme Court Ruling

A ruling by the United States Supreme Court in favor of WalMart, the world’s largest retailer, was a major setback for women who seek to challenge gender discrimination in their jobs.

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June 20, 2011OWL’S Statement on AARP and Social Security

The media has reported that AARP, one of the nation’s largest lobbyists, was open to cuts in Social Security benefits as part of a long-term deal to extend the program’s solvency. Although AARP has since called the report “misleading,” it remains unclear where the organization stands on this key issue.

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