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NYT to Senate: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

Posted by Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach | Posted on: June 27, 2009 at 08:30 pm

by Melanie Ross Levin, Outreach Manager, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Earlier this week The New York Times reminded the Senate and President Obama that their work on fair pay is not over yet. 

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As Judge Sotomayor's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings Approach...

Posted by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President | Posted on: June 26, 2009 at 08:34 pm

by Marcia Greenberger, Co-President, 
National Women's Law Center 

We at the National Women's Law Center, like you, care deeply about the Supreme Court. A few weeks ago, we invited you to become a part of the important upcoming Supreme Court nomination process by letting us know what issues matter to you and what you want to learn more about as we approach Judge Sotomayor's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, which start on July 13.

We appreciate that you've let us know what you think, and are looking forward to continuing this conversation as we approach the hearings. 

As soon as we asked for your questions for Judge Sotomayor, we got a tremendous response. We received a wide variety of questions and comments, as would be expected, since the Supreme Court's decisions touch every aspect of women's lives in this country.

Many of your questions focused on the constitutional right to privacy, which prevents the government from interfering in decisions about whether to bear children and also protects many other aspects of Americans' daily lives, including keeping medical records private, living with members of one's family, and having consensual adult sexual relations. Many of you also wanted to ask Judge Sotomayor about her views on civil rights protections and protections against discrimination on the job and in school. 

Since you understand the wide range of issues that come before the Supreme Court, you also wanted to ask Judge Sotomayor about her views on combating violence against women and children; immigration; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights/marriage equality; the role of religion in judicial decision-making; health care reform; and foreign policy. You also wanted to know how she would approach interpreting the Constitution.

Some of the most frequently asked questions include:

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Moving Forward on Health Reform… and Moving Back on Choice

Posted by Adrienne Ammerman, Communications Manager | Posted on: June 25, 2009 at 07:17 pm

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

This morning I went to an amazing health care rally in downtown DC, sponsored by HCAN. Thousands of people were gathered by the Capitol building, and the energy was palpable—the energy of people saying: “We want health care reform, and we want it now.”

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The Supreme Court Got the Message – Kind Of

Posted by Dina Lassow, Senior Counsel | Posted on: June 25, 2009 at 06:15 pm

by Dina Lassow, Senior Counsel, 
National Women's Law Center 

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Ensuring Access to Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students

Posted by Kolbe Franklin, Program Associate | Posted on: June 25, 2009 at 04:15 pm

by Kolbe Franklin, Program Assistant, 
National Women's Law Center 

In honor of Title IX's anniversary, the National Women’s Law Center is happy to announce the release of new materials to help advocate on behalf of pregnant and parenting students and to ensure that schools abide by Title IX's requirements. Check out what NWLC has to offer:

For educators and policymakers:

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Tonight – Rally in DC for Health Care Reform

Posted by Robin Reed, Director of Online Communications | Posted on: June 24, 2009 at 05:27 pm

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

When one in four women is unable to pay her medical bills, and when women who buy their health coverage directly from insurance companies pay more simply because they are women, fighting for equitable health care is more important than ever.

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