Category Archives: Women

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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Do You Dread Going to Work? Share Your Story Today!

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Gabriela worked as a bartender and server. She alleged that her supervisor frequently pulled her close to his body, gave her hugs and grabbed her by the arms. He also made sexual comments, … Continue reading

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Host a Screening: Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert—March 17

Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert offers the deeply personal, unvarnished, and moving story of Katrina Gilbert, a single mom of three, whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by the 42 million women who are … Continue reading

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Save the Date and RSVP Today! 6th Annual Conversation with Elected Officials—April 4, Warrington

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): Join the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition for their 6th Annual Conversation with Elected Officials: Supporting the Critical Role of Women and Families in PA Keynote speaker Carol Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project, will … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Prayer Service

At the November meeting in the Vatican on human trafficking, it was requested that Pope Francis designate February 8 (feast of St. Josephine Bakhita) as a day of prayer and fasting for an end to human trafficking. The United States … Continue reading

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PA Closer to Protecting Crime Victims from Nuisance Laws

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): January 17, 2014 From the PA Independent By Andrew Staub The state House has approved legislation barring municipalities from penalizing residents or landlords for calling police to their properties. Lawmakers want to avoid the … Continue reading

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Report on High Prevalence of Poverty Among Women

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): TV reporter Maria Shriver has released her latest Shriver Report, done with the Center for American Progress.  It’s called The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, and it documents … Continue reading

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Keep the Dream Alive III—January 21, Aston

January 21, 2013 7:30 p.m. Meagher Theater, Thomas A Bruder, Jr. Life Center, Neumann University, Aston, PA Sponsored by Campus Ministry, Student Government, and The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Free-will offering will benefit Dawn’s Place, a refuge for … Continue reading

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