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Trends in Union Membership Indicate Weak Job Prospects for Women


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.

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Join the National Women’s Law center for a blog carnival on Birth Control on July 21!

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.

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Special Invitation to Reproductive Law and Policy 101: A Training for Law Students

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
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Emerging Leaders Apply Now for PLAN 2011

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.

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Sign Up for the National Women’s Law Center’s & MomsRising Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Sign-up today to be part of the Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

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.

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Denied treatment for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy? We want to know.

Here at the National Women’s Law Center we are trying to identify instances where this practice may have occurred. What happens when women with pregnancy complications go to the emergency room for treatment? If you or someone you know has experienced a delay or denial of treatment, we want to know. Help us bring this hidden issue out from the shadows: share your story with us.

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Making the Grade on Women’s Health

Are women in America healthier than they were 10 years ago? Which state and federal policies can help improve women’s health?


Join the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST for our special Making the Grade on Women’s Health webinar and find out more about women’s health on the state and national level.

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Women’s Preventive Services Needed in Health Insurance

A panel of independent experts is developing evidence-based preventive health guidelines for women to determine what preventive services will be covered in all new health insurance plans.

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National Women’s Law Center: Translating Bart Stupak

The National Women’s Law Center, who has been forefront in pushing lawmakers to stop allowing insurers to implement sexist practices when it comes to insurance coverage, is continuing their campaign to stop the Stupak-Pitts amendment in becoming finalized in the health bill.

Their latest video is a compilation of what Congressman Bart Stupak (D – MI) says publicly about abortion, and what he really means.

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Fair Pay = Access to Contraception

What does fair pay mean to you? Equality? Justice? What about the ability to care for the family you have and plan for the family you want?

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