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Women in the Federal Judiciary: Still A Long Way to Go

May 27, 2015

Over the past three decades, an increasing number of women have joined the legal profession.  Since 1992, women’s representation in law school classes has approached 50%. Despite record numbers of female judicial nominees, the percentage of female federal judges, however, is far lower. It is of critical importance to increase the representation of women on the federal bench.

Texas Bill Attempts to Ban Insurance Coverage of Abortion, and Supplemental Coverage is a False Promise

May 26, 2015

The Texas House is set to vote on S.B. 575, a bill that attempts to ban insurance coverage of abortion in every private insurance plan in the state. In an attempt to make the ban seem less extreme, the bill permits insurers to offer supplemental insurance coverage of abortion. However, supplemental coverage of abortion is a false promise intended to obscure the real goal of eliminating all private insurance coverage of abortion.

Accommodating Pregnancy on the Job: Lessons from the Americans with Disabilities Act

May 22, 2015

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) would promote women's health, economic security, and nondiscriminatory treatment on the job by ensuring reasonable accommodation for workers who need changes in job rules or duties because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical conditions.  This fact sheet explores how these accommodations are similar to those offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and how we can apply its guidance to the implementation of PWFA.

The Business Case for Accommodating Pregnant Workers

May 22, 2015

This fact sheet explores why accommodating pregant employees can benefit an employer's bottom line.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Making Room for Pregnancy on the Job

May 22, 2015

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) would let pregnant workers continue to do their jobs and support their families by requiring employers to make the same sorts of accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions that they do for disabilities.  This fact sheet outlines the provisions of the bill and discusses the enormous impact its passage would have for working parents and their families.

State by State Fact Sheets: Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization

May 20, 2015

The National Women's Law Center and CLASP's Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization: A Guide for States provides a comprehensive review of the implementation issues that states will face around the new Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) law enacted in November 2014. These 51 fact sheets summarize the specific information related to the new law’s requirements in each state as outlined in the guide.

Women and the Minimum Wage, State by State Chart

May 20, 2015

The minimum wage is falling short for millions of Americans — especially for women, who represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country, and at least half of minimum wage workers in every state. Use this chart to see how the states compare.

Women, the Minimum Wage, and the Wage Gap, State by State

May 20, 2015

This table details state-by-state information about women and the minimum wage, including the share of minimum wage workers who are women, the state's minimum wage and tipped minimum cash wage, the number of women who would get a raise if the minimum wage were increased to $12/hour, and what a woman makes for every dollar a man makes among women overall as well as women of color.

Integration of Women in Ground Combat: Status Report

May 14, 2015

This fact sheet with the American Civil Liberties Union, Women in International Security, the Service Women's Action Network, and the Women's Research and Education Institute gives a status report on the integration of women into ground combat.

12 Reasons Raising the Minimum Wage to $12.00 Is a Women’s Issue

May 13, 2015

This fact sheet lists 12 reasons why raising the minimum wage is a women's issue.  Passing the Raise the Wage Act would help close the wage gap and result in a raise for nearly 20 million working women.