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87 -13, Senate Votes to Consider Unemployment Insurance Extension

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: October 27, 2009 at 10:50 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, 
National Women's Law Center 

It’s not over yet -– tonight’s Senate victory was on a procedural vote. But the overwhelming 87-13 vote to break a filibuster and allow the Senate to consider the unemployment insurance extension bill we described earlier is very encouraging.  

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Oklahoma Courts Attempt to Further Restrict Abortion Laws

Posted by NWLC, Intern | Posted on: October 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

by Katherine Beauchemin, Communication Intern, 
National Women's Law Center 

While the health care debate rages on the National level, in Oklahoma women’s access to abortion care is being eroded by new legislation. What should be a personal choice between a woman and her health care provider is now a personal shaming placing yet another obstacle between a woman and her reproductive health.

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Did You Catch CNN's Piece on Women and Health Care Reform Tonight?

Posted by Robin Reed, Director of Online Communications | Posted on: October 27, 2009 at 03:02 am

by Robin Reed, Online Outreach Manager,
National Women's Law Center 

The news is spreading.

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Tune in Tonight to Anderson Cooper for More on Women and Health Care Reform

Posted by Adrienne Ammerman, Communications Manager | Posted on: October 26, 2009 at 08:41 pm

by Adrienne Ammerman, Communications Manager, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Less than a week into our new public awareness campaign Being a Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition we’re getting increased media attention to the fact that women face major obstacles in our current health care system 

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Paying More for Health Insurance Just Because You Work with More Women Than Men…

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: October 26, 2009 at 07:28 pm

by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel, 
National Women's Law Center 

While we have talked a lot about women paying more for insurance than men when they get coverage directly from insurance companies, this can also be a problem when you get insurance through your employer.

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Take Action: Stand Up for Struggling Families

Posted by | Posted on: October 26, 2009 at 06:39 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, 
National Women's Law Center 

Imagine...

First you lose your job. Then you find out you're about to lose the one lifeline that's keeping your family afloat — your unemployment insurance.

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Victory! New Protections from Hate Crimes for LGBT People

Posted by Robin Reed, Director of Online Communications | Posted on: October 26, 2009 at 01:07 pm

by Robin Reed, Online Outreach Manager, 
National Women's Law Center 

In the middle of the complex debate over health care reform, it’s great to have a chance to pause and enjoy a victory. Last week, the Senate passed comprehensive hate crimes legislation that covers lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Bipartisanship Lives, At Least When It Comes to Protecting Child Support

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: October 23, 2009 at 08:11 pm

Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security,   
National Women's Law Center   

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