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About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

Action Alert: Support Women in Recovery by Opposing SB6

The Women’s Law Project strongly opposes Senate Bill 6, and urges you to support women in recovery in Pennsylvania by expressing opposition to this legislation to your state Senator. In short, Senate Bill 6 would impose a lifetime ban on … Continue reading

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WLP Speaks Out in Support of Philadelphia’s Prior Wage/Equal Pay Ordinance

Advocates gathered at Philadelphia City Hall today to express support for Philadelphia’s prior wage/equal pay ordinance, and the city officials who are fighting against the current attempt to obstruct it. After a hearing in which Women’s Law Project and Pathways … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell Senators Toomey & Casey You Oppose Trumpcare (BCRA)

After weeks of secret deal-making among a handful of Republican Senators, the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), technically called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), was finally released. Bottom line: It is a tax cut for … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: “Pennsylvania Community Conversations on Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health” Kicks Off in Erie, PA

Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health Launches Statewide Series of Public Conversations about Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health Pennsylvania – A statewide series of public conversations about a broad range of women’s health issues kicks off this week with an inaugural … Continue reading

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“I Admit, It’s a Strange Time to Accept an Award for Progress.”

WLP Executive Director Carol E. Tracy is the 2017 Honoree of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award. The Philadelphia Bar Association annually presents the Sandra Day O’Connor Award to a female attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments, … Continue reading

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Press release: Lock Haven Athletes Sue For Athletic Equity and Seek to Stop Immediate Harm to Women’s Sports

    For Immediate Release   Contact: Tara Murtha                                  Kathleen Yurchak Women’s Law Project                                   Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak tmurtha@womenslawproject.org       … Continue reading

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Why We Need Increased LGBTQ Protections in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission recently sought input on a proposed guidance that would set forth legal protections for people who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Women’s Law Project submitted remarks strongly supporting this … Continue reading

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