A new Economic Policy Institute report and “Fight for 15″ protests have a common theme: Because employers pay their workers too little to live on, workers have to rely on government assistance to get by and taxpayers foot the bill.
Opponents of Colorado’s “personhood” amendment have devised an online campaign to urge women nationally to stand with them to defeat the measure. Otherwise, they warn, the next “personhood” initiative might be in your town.
A panel of federal appeals court judges found there was not enough evidence to prove Judge Edith Jones made improper discriminatory statements during a 2013 lecture.
Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.
A little more than half of the Texas abortion clinics that were forced to shutter earlier this month have reopened for legal abortion services following a Supreme Court ruling handed down Tuesday.
Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross last week laid out a proposal to strengthen the state’s laws protecting women against gender discrimination in the workplace. Ross outlined a series of policy objectives called the “Fair Pay and Equal Opportunity Plan.”
Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to add an anti-gun control amendment to a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence.
When the North Carolina legislature in 2007 introduced a resolution expressing its “profound regret for the institution and lasting effects of slavery,” current Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis, then a state representative, issued a statement in support of the resolution.
“Tomorrow, thirteen clinics across the state will be allowed to reopen and provide women with safe and legal abortion care in their own communities,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in a statement following the ruling.
The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers’ decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.