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New Federal Guidelines On Pregnancy Discrimination Align with Pregnancy Discrimination Act

New Federal Guidelines On Pregnancy Discrimination Align with Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Originally posted on Civil Rights Advocacy:

I received an email today from Pennsylvanians for Choice. They requested that we publicize a news article from the Feminist Majority.  It is an article that summarizes new federal guidelines on pregnancy discrimination law related to women’s employment.  Here it is:

Picture of woman talking to her employer about work expectations

Women and Employment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its…

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Time for GOP Shill Gregory to Leave ‘Meet the Press’

Time for GOP Shill Gregory to Leave ‘Meet the Press’

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Back in the day of Tim Russert, Meet the Press had good journalists who verified its news. After Russert’s death six years ago, host David Gregory, who took over from interim moderator Tom Brokaw, has demonstrated a serious biason the conservative side. Last Sunday was no different: he played an unconfirmed Israeli video allegedly showing Hamas shooting…

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What Must They Think of Us? The Perplexing Human Species.

What Must They Think of Us? The Perplexing Human Species.

Originally posted on Social Justice For All:

galaxy_universe-normalThe past few weeks have given me a great deal to reflect upon: the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by Russian separatists, the continued war between Hamas Palestinians and Israel (apparently there are now at least over 1,000 civilian Palestinian lives lost), and the not so covert racism and homophobiahere in the United States.  When I think…

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Christians Still Know What Jesus Wants

Christians Still Know What Jesus Wants

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Fundamentalist Christians are still followingwhat they think Jesus wants them to do—in one case fasting to protest legalized marriage equality before the Supreme Court can hear any cases in October.  “Jesus has issued a trumpet call and declared a holy fast to gather his people together for a time of consecration, to purify our way of thinking and cleanse our…

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The American Dream Is Almost Dead

The American Dream Is Almost Dead

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Back in the 1950s, people believed in the American Dream. Tax rates for the wealthy were at 90 percent, veterans had good benefits, and strong unions had created a healthy middle class. By the 1960s, even the Republicans voted for civil rights, and the country moved forward. Fifty years later, the American Dream is most likely dead. Two-thirds of the people in…

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Why Women
Why Women 100% of the Talent Pool
  • A more representative government leads to policies that represent more Americans.
  • Simply watching women run for office has been shown to galvanize female citizens,making them more interested and actively involved in the political arena.
  • Having women as political leaders increases participation in our democracy and inspires women of all sectors to take…

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#Women Running for Political Office 
New GOP Rep Displays Collassal Ignorance

New GOP Rep Displays Collassal Ignorance

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

It’s Friday. That means there’s no new Daily Show. For those of you who go through withdrawal without Jon Stewart, you can watchRep. Kurt Clawson (R-FL) as he addresses two Indians—actually Indian-Americans during a House sub-committee on Asia and the Pacific. Yesterday was Clawson’s first day on the committee after winning a special election last month. He…

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It’s Time for Caregiver Credits | National Organization for Women

Read this important article from the National Organization for Women (NOW) Blog, then sign a “petition” to your Congressman to support a bill that would add caregiver credits when calculating Social Security benefits.

It’s Time for Caregiver Credits | National Organization for Women

Read this important article from the National Organization for Women (NOW) Blog, then sign a “petition” to your Congressman to support a bill that would add caregiver credits when calculating Social Security benefits.

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#Caregiver Credits  #Women 
Are American women less human than corporate ‘persons’?

OPINION8:58 a.m. EDT July 21, 2014 Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, had previously stated that the Constitution does not prohibit sex discrimination.

Are American women less human than corporate ‘persons’?

OPINION8:58 a.m. EDT July 21, 2014 Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, had previously stated that the Constitution does not prohibit sex discrimination.

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#ERA  #Hobby Lobby 
Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

July-24-14

This morning, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) led a solid crowd of Equal Rights Amendment activists and supporters just beyond the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Congressional leaders cited the Supreme Court’s rulings in Burwell v.Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakleyas key reasons for calling the rally. “Recent Supreme Court decisions have sent…

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#Antonin Scalia  #Eleanor Smeal  #ERA  #Feminist Majority  #Hobby Lobby