Category Archives: Women

Revised Bill Banning Benefits Threatens Women in Recovery—Act Now

Pennsylvania House Bill 222, reinstating a ban on SNAP benefits (food stamps) and other public assistance for people with drug felony convictions, has been completely redrafted in response to a public outcry from domestic violence and women’s advocates, anti-hunger groups, … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of Black Women Have a Family Member in Prison

A recent study in the Du Bois Review, “Racial Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States,” finds that 44% of black women have at least one family member in prison in contrast to only 12% of white … Continue reading

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Report Ranks Pa. 23rd Among States, Gives It C+ Grade, for Status of Women

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/june/report-ranks-pa-23rd-among-states-gives-it-c-grade-status-women Jun 15, 2015 06:20 pm | Anna Berch-Norton A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the status of women in six different categories: … Continue reading

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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): It’s 2015. Pregnancy discrimination should be a thing of the past. Sadly, it’s not — and not by a long shot. At the National Partnership, we have no tolerance for pregnancy … Continue reading

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21 Million Moms Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/05/08/fact-of-the-week-21-million-moms-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VVEI1vlVikq By Lecia Imbery May 8, 2015 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day when we honor moms all around the country with cards, flowers, and small tokens of our thanks for all they do. A more … Continue reading

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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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