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Report: Supreme Court has weakened sexual harassment protections for workers

The NWLC released a report featuring new information that underscores the urgent need to strengthen workplace protections from sexual harassment.

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Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers responsible for supervisors’ sexual harassment

A coalition of congressional Democrats introduced legislation to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers.

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Today in women's history: Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Stowe was highly active in the abolition movement. She and her husband supported the Underground Railroad and temporarily housed slaves in their home.

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Today in women’s history: Hull House co-founder Ellen Starr born

In 1896, Starr joined the garment workers' strike in support of the workers. She was a founding member of the Chicago chapter of the Women's Trade Union League in 1904.

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Today in women’s history: Betty Allen, steel town to opera, is born

Growing up in a working class community, Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Allen heard opera on the streets, from neighbors' radios.

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Today in women's history: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died

Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer leader of the cause of woman suffrage, and worked tirelessly her whole life for what she considered to be the best interests of womankind.

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Today in women's history: Janet Reno becomes attorney general

On this day in 1993 Janet Reno became the first female Attorney General serving from 1993 - 2001.

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Today in women's history: Physician Sarah Dolley born

She was supportive of women's rights, and instrumental in the formation of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1893.

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Today in women’s history: “General” Harriet Tubman dies

Called "general," "Moses" and "one of the bravest persons on this continent," Harriet Tubman, born around 1820, died today in 1913.

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