Tag Archives: Economic Justice

How to Fix the Safety Net in PA After “Welfare Reform”

Twenty years ago, “welfare reform” overhauled the nation’s cash assistance program for needy families with children. In ending the entitlement to benefits and creating the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, Congress created very strong incentives for states to … Continue reading

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ICYMI: February at the Women’s Law Project

We’re a little behind in getting out our February recap reel to you because we were down in Washington, DC rallying for abortion access with thousands—yes, thousands—of likeminded advocates. We rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court while inside, oral … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: November at the Women’s Law Project

Contributions to Justice Our Executive Director Carol Tracy celebrated her 25th anniversary leading the Women’s Law Project by traveling to Washington, DC to be honored with the President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Justice from the American Society of Criminology. … Continue reading

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Op-ed: On Pope Francis, Economic Justice & Reproductive Rights

Pope Francis has come to the United States to preach about economic justice amid an unprecedented attack on reproductive rights. Anti-choice advocates no longer simply try  to criminalize abortion. Now, most legislative attacks are part of a strategy that relies on steadily implementing incremental … Continue reading

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Announcing #FrancisLovesMeToo

  For Immediate Release Contact: Mike Morrill, Keystone Progress Education Fund Tara Murtha, Women’s Law Project Leah Chamberlain, Philadelphia Women’s Center #FrancisLoveMeToo Local progressive advocates launch campaign to welcome the Pope’s message of economic justice—and call for real policy solutions … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Restricts Access to Food Stamps in Tough Economic Times

Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW) under the Corbett Administration plans to implement an asset-based eligibility test by May 2012 that will restrict the number of Pennsylvanians eligible to receive assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is … Continue reading

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“Chaining” Social Security Would Harm Women

On July 11th President Obama urged congressional Democrats to make cuts to cost-of-living social security adjustments in return for Republican support for a tax raise. In the words of Maria Freese, Director of Government Relations of the Washington-based National Committee … Continue reading

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