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Pregnant Workers Fired Over a Glass of Water in Pennsylvania

Did you know that a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania can be fired for asking for a stool or water bottle at work? Women make up about half of the workforce, and working women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: It’s Time to Fix Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law

Today, advocates from all over the state including the Women’s Law Project gathered at the Capitol in Harrisburg to call for lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s broken equal pay law. Some of the same lawmakers who have been busy trying to … 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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Action Alert: PA House Rejects Input from Medical Experts on HB 1948

On Monday, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee fast-tracked a bizarre double-abortion-ban bill that would criminalize not only almost all abortion at 20 or more weeks in Pennsylvania, but also one of the most common and safe abortion procedures. 10 Facts … Continue reading

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Advocates are Calling for “One Fair Wage.” So What is it?

  The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25 per hour, the lowest permitted by federal law.  Since minimum wage employees working full-time and year-round in Pennsylvania earn just $14,500 per year, a single parent with two children working full-time still … 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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Yes, Minimum Wage is a Woman’s Issue

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf signed an executive order ensuring a minimum wage of $10.15 an hour for all employees under his jurisdiction and employees of Pennsylvania state government contractors. In response, the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, a coalition of more than … Continue reading

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