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Paycheck Fairness for Women Now!

August 25, 2011
Linda Meric, Director, 9to5, National Association of Working Women This past year women were paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men in the U.S. For women of color, the gap is even wider, with African American women earning 67 cents and Latinas 58 cents on the dollar. 9to5 member LaTerrell...
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#HERvotes Blog Carnival

August 25, 2011
On the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington, which are this week, MomsRising joins our colleagues in working to mobilize women voters around preserving women’s Health and Economic Rights (HERrights) in order to build an even stronger nation that...
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Lending Programs Give Struggling Small Businesses a Helping Hand

August 25, 2011
Heidi Kallet had to sign away her life, so to speak, to achieve the American Dream. Despite the dismal economy, the Virginia small business owner was ready to open her second stationery store and hire some new staff. Although Heidi’s business was booming, credit for small businesses had dried up...

Black Women Speak Up! Tell Congress To Stay Out Of Our Wombs

August 25, 2011
Make no mistake about it: Planned Parenthood is under attack. With not even two months under its belt, the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation that would eliminate federal funding, including Medicaid, for the organization, cutting off 48 percent of Planned...

Have You Had Enough? I Know I Have!

August 25, 2011
The passage of health reform brought many wonderful new protections and benefits for Americans. Unfortunately, for women, these protections and benefits came with a price tag. States now have the choice to either allow abortion coverage to be included in the state health exchange – with women...

Equal Pay for Moms Now

August 25, 2011
She’d called me into her office, this lady boss of mine, newly charged with running what was then the 6th-largest newspaper in the country. Honestly, I thought I was in trouble—somebody always had a problem with the black girl who insisted on writing about rappers from Brooklyn and black actors in...

Brooklyn Grandmother Takes a Stand

August 25, 2011
You know Mary Ward She is in all of our families. She is in every community. She’s that neighborhood matriarch who knows everyone and everything about the community from way back when. Mary Ward has a lot in common with so many mothers and grandmothers living in working class communities of color...
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Economic Policy: It’s Personal

August 25, 2011
The economic meltdown battered many Americans, but women and communities of color have long sustained the impact of an imbalanced financial market. Hard working women are deeply familiar with the enormous racial and gender wealth gap in America. Single Black and Hispanic women have one penny of...

Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and New Mothers Is Not a Work-Life Balance Issue

August 25, 2011
Last week, Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action suit alleging that Bloomberg L.P. discriminated against pregnant women and mothers returning from maternity leave. In her decision , Judge Preska said that the Equal Employment...
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Stop the War on Women: Elect Women

August 25, 2011
The GOP is at it again. After their wins in the 2010 midterm elections, John Boehner and the Tea Party took over the U.S. House on a pledge to repair the economy and jumpstart job growth. But instead of keeping their word, they seized every opportunity to attack the rights and freedoms of America’s...