April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

June 19, 2018

If You Care About Ending Sexual Harassment, Don’t Forget About June 19th

June 19 is already acknowledged by the civil rights community for Juneteenth, a holiday marking the anniversary of Emancipation Day for enslaved African Americans throughout the southern United States. But did you know that June 19 gives

June 15, 2018

What the One Fair Wage Fight Really Means for D.C.

Federal law, and the law in most states, allows people who work for tips to be paid a lower minimum wage than the rest of us. In Washington, D.C., that number is $3.33/hour. The minimum wage

June 13, 2018

I Used to Work as a Server – and That’s Why I’m Voting YES on Initiative 77

Washington, D.C., is getting ready to vote on Initiative 77, a ballot proposal that would raise the tipped wage in D.C. — the wage employers can pay their tipped workers, which is currently $3.33 an hour

June 13, 2018

Wins for Women: States Working to Stop the Discounting of Moms

On May 30th, we recognized Mom’s Equal Pay Day—the day in the year to which mothers must work to make what fathers made in the year prior. Families depend on mothers’ wages more than ever, but

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

June 11, 2018

Five Reasons Ryan Bounds is Unfit to be a Judge

Walking out of the movie theater after watching RBG, a film about the accomplishments and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I felt empowered, proud and hopeful.  Even before she was a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg

June 8, 2018

Trump-Pence Administration Is Acting Despicably Again to Leave Individuals Without the Health Care They Need

The Trump-Pence Administration has just taken (another) unprecedented and extremely harmful step.  It is refusing to defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in court.  And it is saying that those provisions protecting individuals with

June 8, 2018

Jane Does Keep Winning, and Needless to Say We Are Stoked

You might have read my update earlier this week on Jane Doe – a seventeen-year-old who came to the United States without her parents and was prevented from obtaining an abortion by the Trump Administration’s Office

June 8, 2018

Thomas Farr – A Farr Way From Justice

In his first year in office, Donald Trump has been appointing judges at a rapid pace. He is currently ranked 6th in presidents appointing the highest number of federal judges in the first year. With 23

June 7, 2018

Fighting for Birth Control 53 Years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court decision that held that a married couple’s right to privacy includes the right to use birth control. In 1965, Estelle Griswold, the executive director

June 6, 2018

2018 Social Security Trustees Report: No Need to Panic

Yesterday, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report. And just as it did in 2017, the Trustees’ report concluded that Social Security can pay 100 percent of promised benefits until 2034, and 77 percent of benefits

June 5, 2018

The Supreme Court and Justice for Jane Doe

You’ve probably heard us talk about Jane Doe – a seventeen-year-old young woman who came to the United States without her parents, and was blocked by the Trump Administration’s Office for Refugee Resettlement (ORR) from getting

June 4, 2018

Why Did SCOTUS Decline to Hear an Arkansas Law that Threatens Access to Abortion?

You might have missed it last week, but on last Tuesday the Supreme Court declined to hear a case out of Arkansas that allows a dangerous and clearly unconstitutional law to take effect. The law –