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Commemorate Women's Equality Day…But Don't Break Out the Champagne Just Yet

Posted by NWLC, Intern | Posted on: August 26, 2009 at 05:46 pm

by Katie Carroll, Intern, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Today, as we reflect on the extraordinary legacy of Senator Edward Kennedy on behalf of women and their families, we also note that it is Women’s Equality Day – a day to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment giving women full voting rights. But it’s also a day to remember the inequality that persists. 

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Senator Kennedy's Legacy on the Judiciary Committee – Bork and Beyond

Posted by Amy K. Matsui, Senior Counsel and Director of Women and the Courts | Posted on: August 26, 2009 at 04:44 pm

by Amy Matsui, Senior Counsel, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Senator Kennedy is rightly being remembered and celebrated for being a champion of legislation establishing and reinforcing civil rights protections for women during over four decades in the Senate.  But it should not be forgotten that he also worked to ensure that the protections set forth in legislation would not be given short shrift in the courtroom.

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Senator Kennedy’s Commitment to the Economically Vulnerable Encouraged Us All

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: August 26, 2009 at 04:19 pm

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

Senator Kennedy always fought the good fight, and inspired others to do the same. Some were high-profile struggles to ensure health care for all, expand civil rights, and increase the minimum wage -- and many people will be remembering those. Others were less well known –- but also received his passionate and personal attention.   

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Senator Kennedy's Passion for Making It Right for Children

Posted by Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning | Posted on: August 26, 2009 at 02:53 pm

by Helen Blank, Director of Leadership and Public Policy, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Ted Kennedy touched all of our hearts when he led the audience of children, legislators, and advocates in singing the Eensy Weensy Spider at the ceremony held in the House of Representatives to mark the passage of the 2007 Head Start reauthorization.

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Know the Facts About Health Reform

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: August 25, 2009 at 06:56 pm

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

Summer may be coming to an end, but the fight for health reform is just heating up. And with the misinformation machine in full swing, it is crucial that each of us educate our network about why we can’t wait for health reform.

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Weekly Round-Up

Posted by Mary Robbins, Program Associate | Posted on: August 24, 2009 at 03:09 pm

by Mary Robbins, Program Associate, 
National Women's Law Center 

The Nation looked at “Why Women Need Healthcare Reform.”

Soo Ji Min wrote at the American Forum about the harmful consequences of the Illinois parental notification law.

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