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New York City Council Holds Paid Sick Days Hearing, But Mayoral Hopeful Quinn Barely Shows

sick woman in bed

Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.

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Paid Sick Leave Pays for Itself: So Why Is NYC’s Mayoral Hopeful Blocking It?

New York's city council has a bill that would require paid sick days for more than 1.2 million workers; calling for its passage, the New York Times editorial page noted that it is “a normal benefit for workers in at least 145 countries.”

New York’s city council has a bill that would require paid sick days for more than 1.2 million workers. Research shows it’s an economic no-brainer. But the bill’s been stalled for more than 1,000 days, even as a natural disaster and flu epidemic hit the city.

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Why the U.S. Should Address Obstetric Fistula and How

Pregnancy shouldn’t leave a woman with a disability and ostracized from her community.  And Congress should ensure investments for the more than two million women worldwide that have obstetric fistula.

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Who Will Follow in Hillary’s Feminist Footsteps?

Caroline Kennedy, Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Carolyn Maloney — for the voters of New York, who’s the most pro-choice of them all?

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Feminist Majority PAC and NOW PAC Endorse Rep. Carolyn Maloney for Clinton’s Senate Seat

Feminist Majority PAC and NOW PAC have endorsed Carolyn Maloney, Congresswoman from New York (and RH Reality Check contributor!) for Sen. Hillary Clinton’s seat.

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Obama to Restore UNFPA Funding, Says Congresswoman Maloney

At the launch of UNFPA’s annual State of the World report, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a longtime advocate of international women’s health, told reporters that President-Elect Obama will restore UNFPA funding.

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Targeting the Vulnerable: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Deceive

It’s April Fool’s Day and the National Abortion Federation is urging activists to take action to “stop deceptive advertising practices” by Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Read on to see what you can do to help!

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