Category Archives: Economic Justice

Family Caps are Still Considered Birth Control in Pennsylvania

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff The U.S. Census Bureau’s new report on family income reveals that 14.5 percent of all Americans, 45.3 million people, live in poverty. That’s two percentage points higher than 2007, before the recession. Pennsylvania is no … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project Calls for UPMC to Stop Its Challenge to Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations

By Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney  Make sure your voice is heard on this issue, please sign this petition. On February 5, 2014, Susan Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney at the Women’s Law Project (WLP), spoke at a press conference … Continue reading

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Just Harvest Releases Barriers to Benefits Report: PA Health Program Fails to Deliver!

Aly Mance, WLP Intern Just Harvest recently released their report titled Barriers to Benefits, which shows that Pennsylvania’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is failing to provide Pennsylvanians with the aid that they need.  Their research shows that there are … Continue reading

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Slow & Uneven Progress: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Thirty-five years ago today, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law superseded the U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania is Failing Women

By Kate Michelman and Sue Frietsche So much for Pennsylvania as the birthplace of freedom and democracy. A report last month from the Center for American Progress offered some alarming statistics about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the way   it … Continue reading

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The Wage Gap Starts in Childhood

Aly Mance, WLP Intern Parents do their best to be good role models for their children; and for generations, they have given their children chores to do in exchange for an allowance in order to teach them responsibility and work … Continue reading

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Shout Out: “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”

By Kaitlin Leskovac, WLP Summer Intern Last Friday, a group of congresswomen gathered on the steps of the Capitol to announce a new economic agenda titled “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” The agenda addresses three areas of continued inequality and … Continue reading

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