July 2011


  1. BulletOWL’s press release with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations featured in Sacramento Bee article

  2. BulletA Huffington Post article calls out the Gang of Six for being “scared of information”

  3. BulletOWL Past President Ellen Bruce quoted opposing cuts to Social Security in WomenEnews.org article.

  4. BulletOWL Member Margie Metzler quoted on the debt deal’s effects on women in Washington Post article and in Daily Loaf blog.

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June 2011


  1. BulletDemocratic House Members call out plan to cut Social Security benefits.  Read a letter that outlines the effects of the cuts.

  2. BulletNew report from the National Women’s Law Center shows that women will be hit hardest by changes to Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment.

  3. BulletOp-Ed in The New York Times by Thomas Geoghegan

  4. BulletOWL calls for AARP to oppose Social Security cuts - Press Release

  5. BulletOWL Executive Director is quoted in eNews Park Forest article

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May 2011


  1. BulletThe National Women's Law Center has posted new one-page fact sheets about the importance of Social Security for women and families in each state and the District of Columbia.

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April 2011


  1. BulletReport released by the Joint Economic Committee shows that the pay gap between men and women affects women’s retirement incomes and reults in reduced economic security for women during their retirement years: “The Gender Wage Gap Jeopardizes Women’s Retirement Security

  2. BulletRead OWL’s fact sheet on the proposed budget resolution by Congressman Ryan.

  3. BulletBoldly go to www.socialsecurity.gov - Entertainment icons George Takei and Patty Duke are teaming up to encourage baby boomers and people of all ages to “boldy go” to Social Security’s website.

  4. BulletOWL supports the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations’ Consensus Recommendations for the 2011 Older Americans Act Reauthorization

  5. BulletMerton Bernstein emphasizes that Social Security is More Essential than Ever

  6. BulletOWL supports resolution passed by National Latino Congreso

  7. BulletOWL receives credit in recent HBO film You Don’t Know Jack featuring Al Pacino

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March 2011


  1. BulletOWL releases “Scrap the Cap” video













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February 2011


  1. BulletSanta Cruz IMC: Demo Outside Deficit Commissioners’ Speech in Monterey

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January 2011


  1. BulletOWL releases “Voice of Women” video

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December 2010


  1. BulletWall Street Journal: Could You Retire without Social Security?

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November 2010


  1. BulletWall Street Journal: Deficit Proposal Draws Mixed Reviews

  2. BulletMerton and Joan Bernstein’s Huffington Post blog: Washington Post Budget Hocus Pocus

  3. BulletMerton and Joan Bernstein’s Huffington Post blog: Mistake about Social Security Distorts Sunday New York Times Budget Exercise

  4. BulletThe Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s Social Security Media Watch Project blog: Get the Facts on Social Security

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October 2010


  1. BulletCBS News: Older Workers Waiting Longer to Retire

  2. BulletNew America Media: Social Security Can Unite Generations, Not Divide Them

  3. BulletWider Opportunities for Women’s National Elder Economic Security Initiative blog: Senators Put White House on Notice: Cuts to Social Security Won’t Work

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September 2010


  1. BulletNPR: Democrats Latch on to Defending Social Security

  2. BulletUS News & World Report: Why Social Security is Your Best Investment

  3. BulletLa Crosse Tribune, guest view written by Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans: The Truth about Social Security

  4. BulletMerton and Joan Bernstein’s Huffington Post Blog: Fiscal Commission Mistakenly Targets Social Security for Cuts

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August 2010


  1. BulletFormer OWL Executive Director Ashley Carson interviewed on Countdown with Keith Olbermann

  2. BulletObama weekly address video: Honoring Social Security, Not Privatizing It

  3. BulletVideo by The Young Turks: (R): Social Security For Lazy Leeches

  4. BulletCheck out the Alliance for Retired Americans YouTube station

  5. BulletKPFA Living Room: Social Security Under Attack - from Democrats?

  6. BulletReuters: Social Security and Milking Cows

  7. BulletWashington Post: Groups call for Alan Simpson’s Resignation over “Sexist” Letter

  8. BulletABC News: Deficit Commission Co-Chair Apologizes for Calling Social Security “A Milk Cow with 310 Million T*ts”; Feminist Groups Call for His Ouster

  9. BulletNew York Times: Fire Alan Simpson

  10. BulletPress Release from Wider Opportunities for Women: Wider Opportunities for Women Calls on Congress to Keep Social Security’s Promise

  11. BulletWider Opportunities for Women’s National Elder Economic Security Initiative blog: Keeping the Promise of Social Security for Older Women and their Families


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July 2010


  1. BulletThe National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s video: Too Old to Work Too Young for Social Security

  2. BulletSocial Security Works’ video: Strengthen Social Security...Don’t Cut It

  3. BulletFormer OWL Executive Director Ashley Carson testifies to Fiscal Commission

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June 2010


  1. BulletOWL releases “Social Security: The American Promise” video

  2. BulletThe Frances Perkins Center’s video: Social Security Stories Project

  3. BulletOWL Former Executive Director Ashley Carson blogs in Huffington Post: Older Women Rally Nationwide

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April 2010


  1. BulletOWL Former Executive Director Ashley Carson blogs in Huffington Post: Enough with the Pink Panthers Bit

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March 2010


  1. BulletWider Opportunities for Women ‘s Stacy Sanders blogs in Campaign for America’s Future: Social Security Isn’t in “Crisis” But, Older Women Are

  2. BulletOWL Former Executive Director Ashley Carson blogs in Huffington Post: Don’t Panic! Social Security will be there for you

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January 2010


  1. BulletOWL releases “No on Fast-Track Commission” video

  2. BulletOWL Former Executive Director Ashley Carson blogs in Huffington Post: Say NO to the Fast-Track Commission

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