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Domestic Workers Rights Movement Picking Up Steam Despite Recent California Defeat

Legal protections for domestic workers have historically been weak. But despite a major loss in California at the hands of Governor Jerry Brown, the domestic workers’ rights movement and its supporters feel the tide may be turning in their favor.

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Why Women and People of Color Should Be Concerned About the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

The impact of Democratic victories could be undercut during the looming “fiscal cliff” negotiations if Democrats do not unite and flex their muscle to actually protect the coalitions who elected them.

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Will Senate Republican Women Support the Paycheck Fairness Act?

Sen. Susan Collins AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

There is clear evidence that party affiliation, not just gender, are the driving forces behind whether a legislator supports tougher policy to ensure fair pay. However, some Republican women in the Senate have broken with their party in support of some pay equity legislation.

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Why Wall Street’s Angst Over Elizabeth Warren is Unfounded

While Elizabeth Warren is viewed as a threat to the banks, she is just one Senator. Congress is still rife with members, both Republican and Democrat, who rely heavily on the banks for their campaigns.

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ELECTION 2012: Obama and His Coalition: Let the Real Hope and Change Begin

Looking ahead to the next four years, this strengthened “marriage” between Obama, Democrats generally, and non-white and women voters could help carve a path to genuinely progressive economic policy.

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Domestic Workers Face Particular Challenges Reporting Domestic Violence

Once the election is finally over, Congress will decide whether to keep provisions of VAWA that could pose challenges for domestic workers toiling in private homes throughout the United States.

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Lessons from Katrina: How Natural Disasters Affect Women’s Safety and Economic Status

Hurricane Katrina NOAA

Natural disasters tend to make low income and poor people—the majority of whom are women—even more vulnerable to physical assault as well as to greater economic challenges in the years that follow.

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Child Care Increasingly Expensive, Even as Public Assistance for Low-Income Families Declines

If we still need more evidence that reproductive freedom is an economic issue, the challenge of affording child care is ripe for discussion.

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Is it 1970? CARD Act Regulation Demonstrates Credit Challenges Remain for Women

Last week, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau reversed a CARD Act regulation that prevented some stay-at-home mothers from obtaining credit cards on their own.

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Second Presidential Debate Still Too Glossy on Women’s Economic Issues

Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.

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