Category: equal pay

This depicts the wage gap between men and women, including women of color. Thanks equalitymyth.tumblr.com for the picture!

Senate to Vote on Paycheck Fairness Act

Here is the news we have all been waiting for! The Senate is temporarily halting efforts to push minimum wage so they can push equal pay for equal work in the workforce. Next Tuesday, or Equal Pay Day, is going to be celebrated in the  best way with the U.S. Senate planning to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Act would close the gender wage gap and ensure that men and women are paid equally. Five years ago, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which eased workers’ defense against discriminatory compensation practices. This act goes further...

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MS Representation Friday!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR SISTERS AT WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND – MARCH 5, 2014 WE LOVE MS REPRESENTATION SO MUCH – WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT TOO! Daily FailFormer Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, but the article mostly dwelt on how her “kittenish ways” and “legendary blonde tresses” make her untrustworthy. She’s…too sexy for your trust. Too sexy for your trust. Ala-Shame-a Alabama lawmakers are attempting to advance several bills that wouldseverely restrict the time period in which a woman could obtain an abortion. It’s good to know that the big red X on their flag means...

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We Need To Pass The Ohio Equal Pay Act

Rebekah Bolser is the USA Chair for the  International Youth Council, the founder of the Pocahontas Project, and organizer for the Butler County Youth Council. She is also a woman’s rights activist. Below she wrote an article about the importance of passing equal pay for equal work in her home state of Ohio.  In the year 2014, women still earn 77 cents to every dollar that a man earns.  For women of color, the wage gap is even more drastic. African American women earn 63 cents to that dollar while Hispanic women earn 58 cents. As a high school student,...

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ProgressWomen Launches “Legis-Ladies”

Announcing our newest ProgressWomen project, “LEGIS-LADIES”!   Yes, we’re most thrilled about our “new baby” and could hardly wait to share it with the blogworld.  Can you hear our enthusiasm? After tons of research, we have matched a test group of politically-minded high school and college girls from all over the country with a progressive woman legislator in each of their own states. We are encouraging participants to contact their assigned legislators, sign up for their legislative news and follow them on social media. “LEGIS-LADIES” is designed to motivate young women (who are not sure how they can make a...

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Dems Now Party of Women – WooHoo!

Last year 57% of women favor Democrats. Want to know why? As a Missouri state legislator, I’ve seen who works the hardest, stays in their offices until midnight or later  and who is more  vocal in taking on the GOP. Women electeds – from Hillary Clinton to those in the Senate, House and legislators throughout the country are THE LEADERS.  It didn’t happen without tons of work but now voters  are seeing the results. I warn us all not to get lazy and sit on the sidelines.  Attacks on women, families & you-name-it will continue as many states along with...

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Via MsRepresentation — You Should Know These Things!

  Via MsRepresentation this week with a few extra comments by ProgressWomen – you know we have a hard time being quiet… Election Night: It was the best of times… Congratulations are in order to the WCF-endorsed women who pulled off some incredible victories last night, including Houston Mayor Annise Parker (re-elected), Nan Whaley (Mayor of Dayton, OH), Kathy Sheehan (Mayor of Albany, NY), Eileen Filler-Corn (VA House of Delegates), Liz Crowley (NYC Council, NY), Melinda Katz (Queens Borough President, NY), and Stephanie Hausner (Clarkstown City Council, NY)! Go ladies! It was the worst of times… It was also a...