Gray Panthers


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Gray Panthers

An organization fighting for the rights of older and retired people, founded in 1972.
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The "sweet era" of Gray Panther consumption is likely to be from now until 2010, because they represent the core of Japan's original postwar baby boom.
The Gray Panthers agreed to be the "Grannies and Grampies" at the camp.
Many senior groups and intergenerational groups, ranging from the Gray Panthers and the Older Women's League to the National Council of Senior Citizens (rank-and-file union retirees), and some state and local chapters of AARP, are very, very good.
Over 3700 national, state, and local organizations (CDF, 1996), ranging from Girl Scouts (GSUSA) to the Gray Panthers to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined efforts with the Children's Defense Fund to "take a stand for children" at the Lincoln Memorial on June 1st.
Maggie, founder of the Gray Panthers, was a compulsive traveler, not only from city to city but across a vast landscape of ideas and experience.
Besides Ralph Nader, these activists included the Consumers Union, minority groups, and the Gray Panthers, the network of firebrand elderly activists--"Old, Bold and Angry," one headline read--who pressed for fair treatment on issues from hearing aids to housing.
What was originally intended to be a four, month campaign to spearhead a national petition drive has turned into a coalition representing a wide spectrum of national activist groups which favor a single-payer reform bill--including, but not limited to, UHCAN, ACT UP, Public Citizen (Ralph Nader's group), the Gray Panthers (senior activists), and many unions.
Organizations such as the Gray Panthers provide services and programs targeted specifically at older inmates.
Supporters: Oregon State Denturists Association; Oregon State Council of Senior Citizens; United Seniors of Oregon; Advocacy Coalition of Seniors and People with Disabilities; Portland Gray Panthers; Oregon Consumer League; Campaign for Patient Rights
Many other NGOs represented the extremes of the disarmament, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, Marxist, feminist, and environmentalist movements: Planned Parenthood, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the Margaret S anger Center, the Population Council, Global Education Associates, the Gray Panthers, Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Temple of Understanding, and Mikhail Gorbachev's State of the World Forum.
"Something is rotten at the FDA," charges Tim Fuller, executive director of the Gray Panthers. "Private meetings between drug company executives and FDA officials seem to be leading to sweetheart deals for drug manufacturers."