For Immediate Release
Contact: Chapter President, Melissa Satterlee

Chicago NOW PAC Responds to Robocalls

CHICAGO—January 28, 2010—It has come to Chicago NOW’s attention that an unknown organization has created at least one computer-generated phone call (robocall) using the Chicago NOW name to slander a political candidate.

The Chicago NOW Political Action Committee (PAC) has never sanctioned the use of our name in any computer generated phone calls. We have not and will not participate in any smear campaigns. Chicago NOW PAC has not made and will not make any negative statements about any candidate.

The PAC has been in contact with both the State Board of Elections and the Illinois Attorney General’s office.

Please pass this information on to all of your friends and colleagues.

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The mission of the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women is to be Chicago’s feminist resource in the areas of economic equity, women’s health, reproductive freedom, ending violence against women, and LGBTQ rights. In addition, Chicago NOW takes action through several key projects such as, but not limited to, panel discussions, essay contests, and fundraisers. The chapter also participates in community outreach, political activities, and political endorsements. Established in 1967, the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women is an all volunteer-run organization whose purpose is to be Chicago’s premiere organization for the advancement of women and girls in the Chicago community

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