One hospital worker’s story reflects a larger truth: low-wage workers are especially vulnerable to employment discrimination.
The narrative of the American worker, and by extension women’s economic status, continues to take a troubling turn in the United States, with the decline of stable public-sector positions as well as weakening labor unions.
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
While the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news ad nauseum, ten states quietly increased their minimum wage, effective January 1. A whopping 59 percent of all minimum wage earners are women.
In the battle between a right to obtain medical treatment and a right to deny that treatment because of “moral” objections, who wins?
What if doctors and pharmacists got to decide which conditions they wanted to treat, just like they get to decide with reproductive health?
On July 21, 2011, we’ll be hosting the “Birth Control: We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival, featuring bloggers from across the net. Women need access to birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families and protect their health. Women know the preventive health benefits of birth control, but we also know the cost to stay on it throughout our childbearing years. Birth control can be expensive, and the high cost of birth control can affect whether women use it consistently.
If you are a current law student working in Washington, DC this summer, don’t miss out on this excellent professional development and networking opportunity – register for the training today!
Presentation topics will include:
- Reproductive Health on the Hill: What’s Happening and What You Can Do
- Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future
- Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law
- What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care
- Career Panel: Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy
Are you looking to further your career as an advocate?
The National Women’s Law Center is committed to helping emerging leaders make positive change for low-income women and their families. We are now accepting applications for our 2011 Progressive Leadership Advocacy Network (PLAN) program, a leadership training institute October 12-15, 2011 for select advocacy leaders.
Take part in this important anniversary by blogging about why the law is important for women and their families, how it’s helping you, or why keeping the law strong is important for everyone. It’s simple to get involved: register your blog to participate in the blog-a-thon and send us a link to your blog post the week of the Affordable Care Act anniversary. On March 23rd and 24th, NWLC and MomsRising will be updating our websites with blog posts from across the blogosphere.