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Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach

Melanie Ross Levin is currently serving as the Director of Outreach focusing on education, employment, and family economic security issues. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Ross Levin served as the Field Director for the 2006 campaign of Senator Thomas Carper, D-Del.; worked in the Delaware State Legislature; and consulted in Delaware for Vision 2015, a new education reform initiative. She also conducted grassroots organizing around judicial nominations for Planned Parenthood of Delaware. Ms. Ross Levin received her master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Delaware and her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Women's Studies from the University of Delaware.

My Take

Teen Dating Violence Bill Introduced in House and Senate

Posted by Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach | Posted on: July 28, 2011 at 04:00 pm

According to reports, 1 in 4 adolescents reports emotional, physical, or sexual violence each year while 1 in 10 adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. Teen victims of dating violence suffer long-term negative health consequences and show poor student achievement.

To address this critical issue, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Stop Abuse for Every Teen (SAFE Teen) Act. The National Women’s Law Center, along with a number of other organizations, has endorsed this bipartisan piece of legislation because it recognizes the severity of teen dating violence throughout the country and allows schools to use federal funding for prevention and education.


If Title IX Could Talk

Posted by Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach | Posted on: June 23, 2011 at 09:27 am

Title IX: Happy Birthday to Me! I’m 39 and pretty darn proud of myself.

Average Josephine: So what’s the big deal. It’s not your 21st. Aren’t you a little old for a birthday party?


A la Carte America

Posted by Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach | Posted on: October 08, 2010 at 11:00 am

It's been widely reported that fire fighters stood there and watched a house in Tennessee burn because the owner had not paid a $75 annual subscription fee. The fee would have provided him fire protection. Since the fee wasn't paid, the firefighters did nothing.


Senator Reid Files Cloture Petition on Paycheck Fairness Act

Posted by Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach | Posted on: September 30, 2010 at 04:19 pm

Late last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a cloture petition on the Paycheck Fairness Act—which is Washington-D.C.-speak for preparing a bill for a vote.


Tell Your Senators to Extend Unemployment Insurance and COBRA Subsidies

Posted by Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Outreach | Posted on: March 25, 2010 at 04:56 pm

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

Before your Senators go home on recess, they have important business to take care of. They need to quickly pass another 30-day extension of unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies, or once again tens of thousands of unemployed workers will lose benefits at the end of the month. This extension has already been approved by the House and is just waiting for action in the Senate.