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On Pregnant Then Screwed, U.K. Women Expose Pregnancy Discrimination & Here’s Why We Could Probably Use a U.S. Version

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


In Massachusetts, Gender Wage Gap Impacts Low-Earning Hispanic Women

July 29, 2015

 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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Coalition Forms to Bring Universal Child Care to D.C.

July 29, 2015

"Childcare will be the next big issue for 2016," Lowery says. "It's an issue that's very touching for a lot of parents, of every income level." Composed of legal advocates from Georgetown Law School, policy experts from the National Women's Law Center and ChildCare Aware, and, of course, parents, the Universal Childcare D.C.


Nearly Half of States Treat Married Women Differently When it Comes to Rape

July 29, 2015

On Monday, a top adviser to Donald Trump told the Daily Beast, "there's very clear case law" that a man cannot rape his wife. Of course, that isn't remotely true.

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The Startling Numbers Behind #BlackWomenEqualPay

July 28, 2015

Tuesday’s date marked Black Women’s Equal Pay Day for a very specific reason: African-American women have to work almost 19 months, or 208 days into the next year, to make as much money as white men did in just the previous year alone, according to National Women’s Law Center. Tuesday was the 208th day of 2015.


Think the Gender Pay Gap Is Bad? Try Being a Black Woman

July 28, 2015

According to the National Women’s Law Center, black women have to work 19 months to make what white men did in a year.


Advocates: Six Years With No Minimum Wage Increase Is Too Long

July 28, 2015

Research from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds that the economy can support raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020, and that doing so would raise pay for one-third of African-American and Hispanic workers and one in four working mothers. A report from the National Women’s Law Center found that states with

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Exclusive: Facebook, Corporate Giants Back New LGBT Protections

July 28, 2015

In crafting the bill, lawmakers consulted a coalition that included the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and National Council on La Raza in the hopes of pitching the new legislation as a civil rights bill for the 21st Century.


17 Outrageous Structural Realities Black Girls and Women Face in America Today

July 27, 2015

Black women and/or girls are the only group whose unemployment rate remained stagnant at 10.6%, while the overall rate for workers in the United States dropped from 7.2% to 6.1% between August 2013 and August 2014, according to a National Women's Law Center report on jobs data. 


Planned Parenthood Investigating Claims of Website Hack

July 27, 2015

On Monday, the National Women's Law Center sent a letter signed by 91 organizations to congressional leaders expressing support for Planned Parenthood, emphasizing its role as an affordable women's health provider focusing on family planning and preventive care.

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