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Advocates Declare May 23 “Unequal Pay Day” in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA –Last year, Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed Bill No. 160840, a “prior pay” wage equity ordinance that prohibits employers from asking applicants to reveal their prior pay during job and salary discussions, or rely on wage history, … Continue reading

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Notorious 9: These PA Politicians Voted Against Women, Seniors & the Disabled in PA

The U.S. House passed a healthcare bill that essentially installs a financial penalty for being raped and having children by allowing states to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions including rape, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence. Women, older … Continue reading

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WLP’s Carol Tracy to Speak at the Women’s March on Philadelphia

On Saturday January 21, thousands of people are taking to the streets of Philadelphia to participate in the Women’s March on Philadelphia. Participants will gather at 10AM on Logan Circle, then march toward Eakins Oval, where a rally will take place … Continue reading

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ICYMI: September at the Women’s Law Project

September brought some encouraging wins, and sends us into October with big challenges on the horizon as the Pennsylvania Legislature enters the final weeks of the two-year session. At the end of a session, all proposed bills that are not … Continue reading

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The “Double Bind” of Anti-Choice Policies & Workplace Discrimination

What do you call it when lawmakers restrict access to abortion–but also fail to implement family-friendly workplace policies that would enable women to support themselves and their children? A double bind. Or here in Pennsylvania, we call it business as … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Protesters’ Attempt to Preliminarily Enjoin Harrisburg Clinic Buffer Zone Ordinance

U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania turned aside an effort by three abortion opponents to preliminarily enjoin Harrisburg’s “buffer zone” ordinance while their lawsuit against the ordinance is pending. The ordinance, implemented in 2012, bans … Continue reading

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Roundtable Today at 3PM: Equal Pay for African-American Women

August 23 is recognized by advocates for workplace equality as Equal Pay Day for African-American/Black Women. Please join us at 3PM in the Caucus Room in City Hall, Philadelphia as we engage in a roundtable discussion on equal pay for … Continue reading

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