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Eagle Forum Capitol Alert
July 31, 2002

CEDAW Updates may be found in our Quick Topics Section under CEDAW.

CEDAW MOVES TO THE FULL SENATE 
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS DURING THE AUGUST RECESS

ALERT
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On July 30, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12 to 7 in favor of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The treaty now awaits action in the full Senate. Ratification requires two-thirds of Senators present when the vote is taken. On July 31, the New York Times reported that treaty supporters are only 3 votes shy.

In speaking against CEDAW, Sens. Lugar, Brownback, Allen, and Helms (by letter) expressed great concern about enforcement of CEDAW and specifically the CEDAW committee of "experts," which directed China to legalize prostitution, criticized Belarus for celebrating Mother's Day, and suggested changing Ireland's laws against abortion. In addition, Sen. Allen highlighted the problem that CEDAW could be used in litigation here in the U.S., which would jeopardize sovereignty and the rights of Americans. The Bush Administration requested more time to review the treaty, but Chairman Biden proceeded with the committee vote anyway.

CAVING TO THE RADICAL FEMINISTS 
CEDAW is not about equality for women; it is about craven kowtowing to the radical feminists and their extremist agenda. Even though the U.S. rejected the Equal Rights Amendment twenty years ago, the feminists are engaging in international mischief while still trying to force us to cave in to their demands.

CEDAW's committee of "experts" would undoubtedly target to change U.S. laws. No restrictions on abortion; decriminalize prostitution; abolish Mother's Day; enact quotas and affirmative action; government-paid global village daycare; as well as change the U.S. Constitution to include an ERA. We know this because these so-called experts have already made such suggestions to the countries that were rash enough to ratify CEDAW.

CEDAW would be a massive interference with U.S. laws and give extraordinary powers over U.S. laws to busybody global bureaucrats.


AUGUST ACTION ITEMS 
CEDAW is a blatant affront to the dignity of American women and mothers, and President Bush should immediately renounce the treaty. On Aug. 2, Senators leave for a month-long recess. Take action while they are home.

Tell President Bush to unsign CEDAW. president@whitehouse.gov or (202) 456-1111

Voice your outrage to the following Senators who voted for CEDAW:
Biden (D-DE)Sarbanes (D-MD)
Dodd (D-CT)Kerry (D-MA)
Feingold (D-WI)Wellstone (D-MN)
Boxer (D-CA)Torricelli (D-NJ)
Bill Nelson (D-FL)Rockefeller (D-WV)
Gordon Smith (R-OR)Chafee (R-RI)

Thank the following Senators who voted against CEDAW in committee:
Helms (R-NC)Lugar (R-IN)
Hagel (R-NE)Frist (R-TN)
Allen (R-VA)Brownback (R-KS)
Enzi (R-WY)

Contact your Senators in their district offices, attend town hall meetings, and write letters-to-the-editor of local newspapers urging Members to oppose CEDAW.

Please forward Senators' responses to Eagle Forum D.C. Office. lori@eagleforum.org or by fax (202) 547-6996.

 
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