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.
Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.
The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.
Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.
Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”
Iowans facing domestic violence are currently able to access crisis counseling and shelters. But if the state doesn’t find a way to maintain $4 million in funding, all that could change.
Family planning services for low-income women on the chopping block in Washington state; Republicans should continue to support Human Life Amendment, says Bush; Arizona to allow anti-choice license plates; Christian Defense Coalition to protest at inauguration; some Asian immigrants use medical technology to ensure sons; Wonkette on teen birth rate.
Calling this legislation “of the highest priority” for Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning called for the House to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act this week.
From surrogacy and egg donation to inducing labor, the economic crisis is driving women to do things with their bodies that they otherwise would not do.
With Sarah Palin’s appeal to social conservatives and Joe Biden’s pro-choice Catholicism, expect the McCain campaign to go all-in with the Culture War in Thursday’s debate.