Tag Archives: Equality

ICYMI: Late Summer 2016 at the Women’s Law Project

“Things slow down in the summer,” they said. “It will be quiet,” they said. They are wrong! Here are some highlights of our recent work. Finding Solutions to “the double pay gap” August 23 was Equal Pay Day for African-American Women, … Continue reading

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“Women Working to Win” Town Hall in Philadelphia

Earlier this week, Pennsylvania state Senator Vincent Hughes and actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes hosted a town hall conversation to explore challenges faced by black women and girls against the backdrop of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Panelists included Terry … Continue reading

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Tonight: Watch “Trapped” Documentary on PBS

The timing could not be more appropriate: As we wait for a ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States on the most significant abortion case in decades, a new documentary chronicling the challenges of providing safe and legal abortion … Continue reading

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Action Alert: PA House to Vote on HB 1948 Today

Today, the Pennsylvania House plans to vote on HB 1948, the double-abortion ban we’ve been telling you about since they fast-tracked it to the House floor last week.  Read: 10 facts about HB1948 In addition to criminalizing abortion at 20 weeks … Continue reading

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PA Workers Deserve Equal Protection from Pregnancy Discrimination

Thirty-seven years ago this week, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The PDA prohibits employers from firing, demoting, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating … 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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Title IX requirements not burdensome

By Terry L. Fromson, WLP Managing Attorney On June 19, 2013, the Northwestern Lehigh School District Board of Directors adopted a resolution that would keep basic information from parents and students about the sports programs their tax dollars support. The … Continue reading

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Women’s rights fight has moved to state level

Op-Ed  by Kate Michelman and Carol Tracy, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, December 9, 2012 That Mitt Romney was stunned by his defeat says much about his and others’ blindness to the divergent forces that carried Barack Obama to … Continue reading

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Ms. Magazine Reports on the Women’s Law Project and Charlotte Murphy

Molly Duerig, WLP Intern It’s been forty years since the passage of Title IX, a crucial piece of legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded educational programs.  Although we’ve come a long way, cases continue to pop up that prove … Continue reading

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Victory for Women’s Athletic Equity: PA High School Disclosure Bill Passes

During the closing hours of last week’s state budget frenzy, 40 years after the enactment of Title IX, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed its own landmark legislation to advance gender equality in educational opportunities. The Equity in Interscholastic Athletics Disclosure … Continue reading

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