Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Shriver Report: “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything”

Maria Shriver, journalist and First Lady of California, worked with the Center for American Progress this year to release the Shriver Report, which assesses the situation of American women and families during this economic recession. The title of the report … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget – Vote for the WLP!

We’re counting on your vote for our grant proposal to work for gender equity in western PA. It only takes a minute – vote for the WLP today!

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Female Soldiers and PTSD: “People Underestimate What These Women Have Been Through”

Damien Cave writes in the New York Times about female veterans with stress disorders, and the unique challenges they face upon returning home. Cave writes that never before has the United States witnessed so many female veterans affected by the … Continue reading

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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Modified Pittsburgh Buffer Zone Law

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an 83-page ruling (PDF) in Brown v. City of Pittsburgh, in which an anti-abortion protester challenged the constitutionality of Pittsburgh’s Medical Safety Zone Ordinance.  Chief Judge … Continue reading

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