Category Archives: Women

Equal Pay Day—Learn the Facts

From the Voter Participation Center (http://www.voterparticipation.org): In 2015, Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, we have … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, a woman was paid 59 cents for every dollar paid to a man. More than 50 years … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day: Policy Issues Affecting Women in Pennsylvania—April 14, Philadelphia

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Date:  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT) Location:  Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 View Map Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equal-pay-day-policy-issues-affecting-women-in-pennsylvania-tickets-16302754979 … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 27, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

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Urge Congress to Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Hot off the press! The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Young v. UPS clearly recognizes that pregnant women have a right to equal treatment in the workplace under the Pregnancy … Continue reading

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Picking Cotton: How an Innocent Man Got a Life Sentence—March 24, Aston

Best-selling author comes to Newmann University on March 24 She was raped. She identified her attacker. She was wrong. Jennifer Thompson was a 22-year-old college senior in 1984 when she was brutally raped in her apartment. As the attacker held a … Continue reading

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International Women’s Conference: The Status of Women at Home and Abroad—March 22, Summerdale (Harrisburg)

Top Issues 2015: The Status of Women at Home and Abroad 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. March 22, 2015 Central Penn College, 600 Valley Rd, Summerdale, PA 17093 Purchase Tickets at http://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/annual-womens-conference/ Local, national and international experts discuss the top … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): In her recent Oscar acceptance speech, Patricia Arquette used the podium to tell millions of viewers that it’s time for fair pay. She got a rousing response, and we were thrilled … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day—January 11, National

Just a reminder that Sunday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide.  It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking … Continue reading

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Support Policies to Make Child Care Affordable for All

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): We’re turning a corner on child care — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Recently we released a new state-by-state report, Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies … Continue reading

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