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GOP defeats equal pay, continues war on women

WASHINGTON (PAI)--For the second time in three years, a Republican Senate filibuster threat killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation designed to bring the U.S. towards the goal of equal pay for equal work.

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Unions back law to protect pregnant workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs  or denied job modifications that would allow them to continue working.

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Ohioans fight war on women

Chants of "women's rights, human rights!" and "Our bodies belong to us, not you!" echoed off the walls of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Apr. 28, as hundreds rallied.

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Arizona rallies against war on women

Over 300 women and men braved the hot Arizona sun on Apr. 28 to call for an end to the the Republican Party's "war on women."

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Gov. Scott ramps up war on women

While the GOP was opposing the Violence Against Women Act, Florida's governor slashed $1.5 million for 30 rape crisis centers.

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Wage gap costs women extra 92 weeks of groceries

A new report released today on Equal Pay Day shows that the yearly median pay for women in America is $10,784 less than their male counterparts.

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Angela Davis speaks on struggles of feminism

A point to which Davis returned throughout her speech was the need for feminists to be conscious of class and race as well as of gender.

 

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Romney adds to the GOP’s gender problem

In a telephone press conference Romney aides said, "We'll get back to you," when reporters asked whether the candidate backs the equal pay law.

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Supreme Court ruling means mom's life or death

A California mother of two in the crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court defended President Obama's health care reform law

Hundreds lobby, rally against “Heartbeat Bill” in Ohio

"I own this body, not the government!"

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