Category: working women

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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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...

Hillary Clinton Explains Why Having a Female President Matters 0

Hillary Clinton Explains Why Having a Female President Matters

Thank you thank you thank you Barbara Walters for inviting Hillary Clinton to share what many of us know already —-we NEED a woman in the White House. Her remarks below could not be any more clear. ———————- From Huffington Post Women – posted 12/19/2013 Hillary Clinton may not have made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2016, but she absolutely believes that a woman needs to make it to the White House. During a Wednesday interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters — Clinton was named the “Most Fascinating Person of 2013″ – the former Secretary of State revealed that...

Gillibrand, DeLauro Introduce Pro-Family Legislation 0

Gillibrand, DeLauro Introduce Pro-Family Legislation

Let’s admit it, Democratic Congresswomen are great. They’re ALL feminists, stand up for women’s health issues, and are role models for young women. To prove how great Democratic Congresswomen are, last Thursday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the FAMILY Act, also known as The Family and Medical Insurance Leave. The FAMILY ACT would provide all workers—regardless of company size and including part-time, lower-wage, and self-employed workers—two-thirds of their income for up to 12 weeks in the event of serious illness, after childbirth, or to care for a seriously ill relative. The program would be self-funded...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting 0

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Occasionally we feature posts by guest editors. This post is from my best campaign volunteer/high school social justice advocate in St. Louis.  Keep your eye on Sarah as she looks ahead to high school graduation in a few months & a fabulous college career. By Sarah Casteel , Clayton High School senior from St. Louis, Missouri – featured guest editor While our society still faces sex-based workplace discrimination — clearly most often targeted at women — one would still think that enough progress has been made to accommodate mommies-to-be. However, recent evaluations reveal that an outbreak of workplace discrimination complaints...