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November 21, 2014

(Washington, D.C.)—Last evening, President Obama announced an executive order that will allow up to four million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years to apply for a program that will protect them from deportation and allow many to work legally. The order will also protect an additional one million people from deportation through other parts of the plan—including expansion of an existing program for “Dreamers,” young immigrants who came to the United States as children.

November 17, 2014

(Washington, D. C.)—This afternoon, the Senate passed, and will send to the President for his signature, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG), which will improve health and safety standards of child care facilities, make it easier for families to get and continue to receive help paying for child care, and support training and professional development of child care providers. This is the first reauthorization in nearly 20 years.

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LaShonda Davis says, “NWLC took my case all the way to the Supreme Court and won. As a result, other students who are harassed will get the help that I didn’t, and schools will do more to protect students.”

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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On Black Friday, Walmart workers across the country will be standing up for $15 an hour, full-time schedules, and respect at work -- workers like Sheena Kennedy.   

I am the mother of two Black boys. As any mother would, I worry about my children every day. I suspect Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, worried about some of these things too. But she should never have had to worry that a police officer—whose job it is to uphold the law—might have killed her unarmed son.

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