Category Archives: Women

Fighting For Fairness: The Wage Gap in America—Infographic

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/fighting-fairness-wage-gap-america-1405871819 INFOGRAPHICWORLD / INFOGRAPHIC Published: Sunday 20 July 2014 Female workers make 77 cents for every dollar that male workers make. Learn more about the wage gap in America and what’s being done about it.

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Equal Pay for Women Would Mean a More Secure Retirement for All

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/equal-pay-women-would-mean-more-secure-retirement-all-1405950865 Kitty Lan, Campaign for America’s Future Op-Ed The link is simple and clear: Women earn less than men in the workplace – almost $450 billion less in total each year nationwide – resulting in lower Social Security … Continue reading

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Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Women remain at a disadvantage when it comes to receiving equal pay for equal work. This was absurd in the 1960’s, and is beyond absurd in 2014. This inequity puts women behind on earnings for … Continue reading

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New Law Strengthens Fight Against Human Trafficking

From Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (http://www.lampa.org) A bill aimed at stopping human trafficking in Pennsylvania and supported by LAMPa has been signed into law after unanimously passing through the state legislature. The law, signed by Gov. Corbett July 2, gives … Continue reading

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PA Human Trafficking Bill Headed for Passage

From the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (http://www.bcwac.org/): Senate Bill 75, an important piece of anti-human trafficking legislation introduced by Senators Greenleaf and Dinniman passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this past Tuesday, June 10th. Despite some changes that the … Continue reading

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Contact Your Elected Officials in Harrisburg and Remind Them “Paid Sick Days are Important”!

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): HB1796, a bill that would help survivors of domestic violence, is currently being used as a vehicle to preempt local governments from passing any type of paid leave policies such as paid family leave and paid … Continue reading

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Women’s Way Sponsors Women’s Issues Summit—Philadelphia, June 10

In partnership with the Women’s Center at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), Women’s Way will present its 10th Annual Women’s Issues Summit on Tuesday, June 10th from 8:30am to noon at CCP. The event provides an opportunity to network with peers … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Representative to Support Stronger Human Trafficking Legislation

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): In December, the Pennsylvania State Senate was asked to strengthen human trafficking legislation and the bill, SB 75, passed unanimously! Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, forces an estimated 27 million people worldwide – including … Continue reading

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Ask Your State Legislator to Protect Mothers in the Workplace

From MomsRising (http://www.momsrising.org/): It is legal in Pennsylvania for an employer to ask you if you are a mom during a job interview. Then, that information could potentially keep you from getting the job. The fact is that maternal profiling is … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Stop Amendment that Hurts Victims of Domestic Violence

From the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.pcadv.org): YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! House Bill 1796 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1796) has been amended in Senate Local Government Committee adding language that would prohibit municipalities from requiring employers to provide forms of leave to employees unless otherwise … Continue reading

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