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Urge Your Representative in Congress to Oppose H.R. 4970 to Protect the Safety of Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

As Congress debates the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), domestic and sexual violence victims are in danger of losing important protections under the law.   Unlike previous reauthorizations of VAWA, a law originally passed in 1994 and reauthorized … Continue reading

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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Offers Hope for Women in the Workplace, If Congress Passes It

“Tina,” who is pregnant and works as a health aide in a nursing home, is told by her doctor that she should not lift more than 35 pounds.  Her job description requires lifting 40 pounds regularly, but lighter duty jobs, … Continue reading

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Good News for Equal Pay

Here’s some good news for equality in the New Year: Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act were the first bills to pass the House in the new session (article from the Feminist Daily News Wire is … Continue reading

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