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July 30, 2015

“Believe it or not, too many employers are still refusing to comply with pregnant workers’ requests for temporary accommodations at work based on medical needs,” Emily Martin, vice president and general counsel of the National Women’s Law Center, told Fortune last year. “It still is the case that too many people think that pregnancy and m

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 Also, according to a report published by the National Women's Law Center, Latinas earn 49.6 cents for every dollar a non-Hispanic white man makes in the state of Massachusetts.

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A coach in Birmingham, Alabama, Roderick Jackson was not afraid to speak his mind. When he witnessed the inferior practice and game conditions provided for his girls’ high school basketball team, compared to those provided for the boys, he complained to school administrators, calling it as he saw it: unfair sex discrimination.

As a law student at American University, Grace Pazdan learned that students were being denied prescription contraceptive coverage under the University’s mandatory student health plan, when virtually all other prescription drugs were covered. Grace and her fellow students contacted the NWLC and began organizing a grass roots campaign to raise awareness of this discrimination.

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Good news for North Dakotans last week — the Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision striking down a ban on abortions. This extreme law would have banned abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy, before most women even know they are pregnant. Although it's great the court found the law unconstitutional, it's clear the judges were looking for a way to uphold it — and that could be troubling for the future.

The United States Treasury Department's decision to place a woman's face on the redesign of the $10 bill is one of great importance. This change opens the door for a new face — literally and figuratively — for our country. At the official announcement of the bill redesign, Treasurer Secretary Jack Lew summed up that our currency "is a statement of who we are as a country." That declaration begs the question: in a moment of change, who do we want to be as a country? When honoring both women's achievements and the perseverance of democracy, there is no better candidate for the face of the $10 bill than Wilma Mankiller.

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