National Organization for Women (NOW)

For Immediate Release

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Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906

NOW Delivers 1,500 "Tits for an Ass" to Alan Simpson

WASHINGTON - NOW members have spoken loud and clear: They want Fiscal Commission
Co-Chair Alan Simpson out -- and NOW President Terry O'Neill is ready to
send him home with 1,500 baby bottle tops.

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the next
meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform,
O'Neill will hand deliver nearly 1,500 baby bottle tops from NOW members
as part of its "Tits for an Ass" campaign calling for the removal of
Alan Simpson.

In August, Simpson sent a petulant
and insulting e-mail tirade to Executive Director Ashley Carson of the
Older Women's League (OWL), comparing Social Security to "a milk cow
with 320 million tits" and disparaging those who advocate on behalf of
Social Security recipients as unable to "find honest work."

"NOW's 500,000 members and supporters
responded overwhelmingly when we asked them to use our website or
Twitter account to help us buy baby bottle nipples," says O'Neill. "And
I'm ready to deliver them to Mr. Simpson -- as a going-away gift -- when
I urge him to have the decency to step down from the Fiscal
Commission."

"The Fiscal Commission should be led
by someone who will actually try to address the federal budget deficit,
instead of using it as an excuse to undermine Social Security by cutting
benefits or raising the retirement age," O'Neill continues. "Alan
Simpson is not that person."

What: Delivery of 1,500 baby bottle tops to Fiscal Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson by NOW President Terry O'Neill

When: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010; 9:10 am

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608 (Location subject to change by commission)

Who: National Organization for Women and economic justice allies

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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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