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Two More Victories against Inhumane Treatment of Imprisoned Women

August 19, 2011
In April, I wrote about an important federal court decision holding the Nashville Sheriff’s Office accountable for violating a woman’s rights by shackling her during labor and then denying her access to a breast pump when she was taken back to jail after giving birth. Today, The Tennessean reports...
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First-Ever Senate Hearing On the DREAM Act:Voices for Utah Children Urges Passage of DREAM

June 28, 2011
Voices for Utah Children applauded news that Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) will chair the first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act on Tuesday, June 28th, at 10:00 am ET . The hearing will be webcast live at . Since the DREAM Act was originally...
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Federal Court Condemns Shackling, Vindicates Woman

April 28, 2011
A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to end the shackling of pregnant women.
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International Women’s Day: Miles to Walk, in the US and Across the Seas

March 8, 2011
2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day – a day for the celebration of women worldwide. In 25 nations (including China, Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia), the day has become a national holiday, a time not only to cheer for women's advances, but also to reflect...

Injustice dismantled: Welcome to a new world aborning

February 26, 2011
Fair-minded folks breathed sighs of relief and gratitude when President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the shamefully discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will not be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice. At last, the Department of Justice lives up to...

How to Save Multiculturalism

February 24, 2011
European leaders say 'multiculturalism is a failure.' Their brand of multiculturalism preserved distinctions without building cohesion and unity. Americans must be vigilant this doesn't happen here, and we can start by taking small steps in our own lives while advocating for smarter policies that create a brighter, more inclusive, united future.
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Immigrants Need the Violence Against Women Act- Let's Stop Blaming the Victims

February 12, 2011
When I listened to the testimony yesterday of Ms. Antonia Peña, a domestic worker who volunteers at Casa de Maryland, I heard a story I've heard many times that never fails to affect me. Her friend Maria, who was born in El Salvador and has a two-year-old daughter, was in an abusive relationship...
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Delayed Justice for Guatemalan Mother Encarnación Bail Romero

February 4, 2011
In 2007, Encarnación Bail Romero, a young woman from Guatemala, was arrested and detained during an immigration raid at the Missouri poultry processing plant where she worked. The fact that Encarnación was a mother with a baby at home did not matter. She was detained without the opportunity to make...

Equal Protection for Unmarried Fathers

November 10, 2010
by Marcia D. Greenberger , Co-President, National Women's Law Center We all recognize the stereotype of the unmarried father--absent, uninterested, and uninvolved in his kids' lives. But the cliché that unmarried fathers never have meaningful relationships with their children--just because they...
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Why I Support the DREAM Act

October 29, 2010
My dreams for my children since they were in the womb have been that they would receive a good education and use their talents to be of service to humanity. So it came to be. They are now businessmen contributing to society with jobs and services that help grow our economy. They are husbands and...
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