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New Study Claims Women Responsible for Glass Ceiling – What?

Posted by Kolbe Franklin, Program Associate | Posted on: August 12, 2009 at 01:56 pm

by Kolbe Franklin, Program Associate, 
National Women’s Law Center 

A headline yesterday morning caught my eye and made me pause – it read, “Study: Women create own glass ceiling.” Instantly wary, I clicked on the link hoping that the headline was possibly misleading. Or perhaps the author meant to write that a study revealed successful strategies for combating the glass ceiling?

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EEOC says Catholic-Affiliated College Must Provide Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives

Posted by Jill C. Morrison, Senior Counsel | Posted on: August 11, 2009 at 07:30 pm

by Jill Morrison, Senior Counsel, 
National Women’s Law Center 

The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC has just ruled that Belmont Abbey College discriminated against women when it removed coverage for contraceptive drugs from its employees’ health insurance plan. Read all about it here.

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Health Care '09 - It's Up to Us! What's at Stake and What You Can Do

Posted by Thao Nguyen, Director of Outreach | Posted on: August 11, 2009 at 06:50 pm

by Thao Nguyen, Outreach Manager, 
National Women's Law Center

By now, you've probably heard about health care reform opponents making trouble at town halls all across America.

They are trying to kill health care reform by interrupting a productive, rational conversation about what reform will do for you and me. We can't let them stifle debate or we will not win reform this year.

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Take Action: Support the Early Learning Challenge Fund

Posted by Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning | Posted on: August 11, 2009 at 04:16 pm

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

Parents and advocates know that getting kids ready for college starts with early learning. That's why the Early Learning Challenge Fund is such a key component of the higher education legislation — the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act that the House will soon consider.

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NWLC and MALDEF to Release Report on Latina Dropout Crisis

Posted by Kolbe Franklin, Program Associate | Posted on: August 11, 2009 at 01:00 pm

by Kolbe Franklin, Program Associate, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Forty-one percent of Latinas do not graduate from high school on time with a standard diploma and 53 percent become pregnant before age 20.

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Weekly Round-Up

Posted by NWLC, Intern | Posted on: August 10, 2009 at 08:47 pm

by Catherine Kruse, Outreach Intern, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Michelle Snyder at Moms Rising discussed why health care reform is especially crucial for children, and reflected on her own personal experiences.

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Thank Your Senator(s) for Confirming Judge Sotomayor

Posted by | Posted on: August 10, 2009 at 08:20 pm

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

If your Senator(s) voted yes, please take a moment to thank him/her for voting to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Justice Sotomayor Sworn in on Saturday

Posted by Amy K. Matsui, Senior Counsel and Director of Women and the Courts | Posted on: August 10, 2009 at 02:55 pm

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

On Saturday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the 111th Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice John Roberts, at the Supreme Court.  She thus officially becomes the third woman, first Latina, and first woman of color to sit on the nation’s highest court.  She will hear her first argument as a Supreme Court Justice on September 9, in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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