Monthly Archives: April 2015

Only a Few Days Left to Cast Your Online Vote in Our “Say What?” Contest

“[Ebola] may be the great attitude adjustment that I believe is coming. Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography and abortion.” -Radio reporter Rick Wiles, August 2014 “In our age of sexual equality, why drunk female students are … Continue reading

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Report: Why We Need to Raise the Minimum Wage in PA

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff As the Pennsylvania Legislature considers bills to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10, a new report breaks down the big-picture and local benefits of hiking the minimum wage. Currently, minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25, … Continue reading

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Rights to Realities: Come to WLP of Western PA’s Party on May 1

In 2002, the Women’s Law Project, the only public interest law firm in Pennsylvania devoted to women’s rights, opened an office in Pittsburgh so we could more directly serve and support the women of Western Pennsylvania.  We are proud of … Continue reading

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WLP of Western PA Joins the Fight for $15

Our fight for health and economic security of Pennsylvania families is usually waged behind closed doors, in offices and courtrooms. But yesterday, hundreds of low-income workers and advocates took that fight to the streets by calling for $15 minimum wage … Continue reading

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WLP Joins Rally for the Agenda for Women’s Health at the Capitol

On Monday, a sea of pink flooded the Capitol for Planned Parenthood’s Day of Action. Women’s Law Project was there to join constituents in asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to support the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health. The Agenda is a legislative … Continue reading

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Tell PA You Oppose Stripping Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Day Ordinance

We need your help. In February, Philadelphia passed earned sick day legislation. The ordinance was a long time coming and had been well-vetted with data. National Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that low-income workers, who are disproportionately women and minorities, … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Want to Wait Until 2072 For Equal Pay in PA

April 14 is Equal Pay Day. Why do we need a whole day to draw attention to the problem—and possible solutions—to gender-based wage discrimination? Because if we do nothing other than wait, Pennsylvania women will not earn equal pay until … Continue reading

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