Founded in 1980 as the
Older Women's League, OWL is the only national grassroots non-profit, non
partisan organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age.
OWL's state chapters work to improve the status and quality of life of midlife
and older women, providing a strong and effective voice for 70 million women age
40 and over in America.
1981, OWL of Minnesota's advocacy and education have served the community
What OWL Does
- Comprehensive accessible healthcare coverage that is publicly administered and financed and includes long-term care Access to affordable and accessible housing for midlife and older women
Fairness for women in the Social Security system through more equitable and adequate Social Security and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits.
Improved economic conditions for older women including pension reform and elimination of workplace discrimination based on age and sex
Ending domestic and community violence against women Staying in charge of one's life.
Availability of legal and financial resources
Consults with administration officials in Washington on policy and legislation central to the OWL agenda
Testifies before congressional committees, state legislative committees and agencies on legislation under consideration that speaks to the OWL agenda
Spearheads legislation related to OWL concerns such as COBRA, the nationwide provision regarding access to the healthcare plan of a deceased or divorced spouse
Publishes and distributes timely and relevant highly regarded materials focused on specific issues in the OWL agenda
Joins with other organizations in state and national coalitions to increase effectiveness on behalf of the OWL agenda
Conducts conferences, seminars, and workshops in the state and across the nation addressing the OWL agenda