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April 23, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the National Task Force on the Use of Restraints released the report “Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody,” a set of principles and best practices sponsored by the Department of Justice to guide policy and practice regarding the use of restraints on pregnant women and girls in prison.

April 22, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The Supreme Court today issued a decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action upholding Michigan’s Proposal 2, a 2006 amendment to the state constitution that banned race- and gender-based affirmative action in public university admissions.

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In response to a complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that girls in the Deer Valley Unified School District (AZ), the Wake County (NC) Public Schools, Columbus (OH) City Schools, the Houston Independent School District and the Irvine Unified School District (CA) are underrepresented in athletics programs.

I worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for close to two decades. I was paid less than my male co-workers the entire time—even though I was doing the same work they were and doing it well. Near the end of my time there, I received an anonymous note alerting me to the discrimination, and I decided to fight for justice, with the help of the National Women's Law Center and its allies.

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Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made three key recommendations for reducing sexual assault on college campuses. We applaud the Senators for putting forward three concrete recommendations that will make a real difference, not just for survivors, but for all students on college campuses.

If you had any doubt that the new health care law is helping women and their families get health insurance – and given the Chicken Little-level hysteria that seems to still affect critics of the new law, you can be forgiven for harboring a few doubts – a new survey released yesterday should calm those fears. 

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