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Posted by | Posted on: October 30, 2009 at 04:36 pm

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

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NWLC Condemns Sexual Assault at High School Dance

Posted by | Posted on: October 30, 2009 at 03:12 pm

Police are currently investigating the recent gang rape of a 15-year-old girl at her school during a homecoming dance in Richmond, California.

The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): 

“The circumstances reported about this brutal assault, as well as the shocking inaction of those who stood by and watched it happen, are shocking – and should be widely condemned.

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How to Make Social Security Even Better

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: October 30, 2009 at 02:06 pm

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

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Women's Day of Action for Health Care Reform

Posted by Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights | Posted on: October 29, 2009 at 08:23 pm

by Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights,
National Women's Law Center

What are your plans next Wednesday? Mad Men reruns? Catch up on laundry? Surfing the Internet?

Don’t worry — we have plans for you! How about having your friends over for a Women for Health Reform House Party on Wednesday, November 4th?

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Her Ovaries, His Cigarettes: Which Costs More in the Individual Health Insurance Market?

Posted by Brigette Courtot, Senior Health Policy Analyst | Posted on: October 29, 2009 at 05:55 pm

by Brigette Courtot, Policy Analyst,
National Women's Law Center

For most of their lives, women are charged more than men for health plans in the individual insurance market. This is a consequence of “gender rating,” the common insurance industry practice of using gender to decide how much to charge for health insurance.

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'Glee' Cheerleading Coach and Pregnancy Discrimination - Shame on Sue!

Posted by Amanda Stone, Fellow | Posted on: October 28, 2009 at 09:06 pm

by Amanda Stone, Fellow, 
National Women's Law Center

“Q, take off those sunglasses. I want to look in your eyes when I tell you this. You’re off the Cheerios. I can’t have a pregnant girl on the squad. You’re a disgrace.” These are the words that Sue Sylvester, coach of the school’s award-winning competitive cheerleading squad, the Cheerios, told pregnant teen Quinn Fabray at the end of this week’s episode of "Glee," the new hit Fox musical high school series.

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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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