March 20, 2017

Wins for Women in Texas and Mississippi Illustrate the Supreme Court’s Importance to Women

In June 2016 – in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – the Supreme Court struck down two Texas abortion restrictions that, under the guise of protecting women’s health, specifically targeted abortion and abortion

March 20, 2017

Confirmation Hearings for Neil Gorsuch Start Today

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court begin.  Senators are expected to give opening statements today, beginning with Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein

March 19, 2017

Reported Gorsuch Statements Show Disqualifying Disregard for Women’s Workplace Rights

In a just-released letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a former student of Judge Gorsuch has alleged that last year, in the Legal Ethics and Professionalism course he taught at the University of Colorado, Judge Gorsuch

March 17, 2017

#WinsForWomen: New Mexico and Maryland State Houses Pass Protections for Women Workers

With two exciting workplace equality bills being voted out of state House chambers this week, I am left wondering if a woman’s place is in the “House,” after all. (Har har. Sorry bad pun!) New Mexico

March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s Budget Leaves Vulnerable Families Out in the Cold

President Donald Trump seems to think that making “America First” means putting families out in the cold. The Trump “skinny budget” lacks the detail found in a full budget and fails to discuss his plans on

March 17, 2017

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget”: Putting Women’s Health Last

While short on details, the “Skinny Budget” released yesterday—touching just one-third of the overall budget—made clear that health care was not a top priority in putting “America First.” Instead, the Budget limits federal investment in critical

March 17, 2017

#WorstTBTEver: When Women Had Nowhere to Turn for Maternity Coverage

Some Members of Congress are continuing to barrel ahead with their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Even after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the American Health Care Act – the budget

March 16, 2017

She Inspires Me: Zadie Smith

In honor of Women’s History Month, we present “She Inspires Me,” a series celebrating women whose current contributions to social, political, and cultural life are making history in the present. One week and one day after

March 14, 2017

#WinsForWomen: Legislators in Washington & Louisiana Fight for Equal Pay

In the same week as the Day Without a Woman strike demonstrated how indispensable women’s work is to our economy, two states stepped up their fight to ensure that women’s paychecks reflect that value. Washington State

March 13, 2017

What’s At Stake for Women: Supreme Court

As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to consider the record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, what’s at stake for women in every Supreme Court nomination should be front and center.  Federal courts decide legal rights and principles

March 10, 2017

Why You Should #StayWoke About the Bill That Could Take Away Your Health Coverage

Wednesday night, around 2:00 AM, while you were probably sleeping, some members of the House of Representatives were busy steamrolling a proposal to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the American Health Care Act

March 10, 2017

Despite Job Growth, Black and Latina Women Are Still Being Left Behind

Jobs data were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The economy added 235,000 jobs in February, and about 6 in 10 of those went to women. The unemployment rate for women ticked