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Groups issue call to action on Paycheck Fairness Act

Labor and civil rights groups are urging the Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act,  a bill that would help eliminate the wage gap between men and women.

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Demands to fire Simpson increase despite apology

Alan Simpson's public apology has not stopped a groundswell of calls for his firing.

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Women’s Equality Day celebrates hard-won right to vote

Today, August 26, marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution being signed into law.

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New law seen as victory for trafficked women

Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill  stipulating that a person who has been the victim of sex trafficking can go back to court to have arrests for prostitution  erased from their record.

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Obama admin presses Senate to help end gender wage gap

The Obama administration is urging the Senate to end wage discrimination against women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Panel: Family policy caught in political partisanship

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Policies on whether, and how, to aid the nation's families have gotten caught in the poisonous political partisanship permeating the country, said speakers at a panel on the future of families.

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Women’s movement energized at national meet

BOSTON - National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill challenged feminist activists to block new attacks on Social Security and abortion rights, and elect women who will fight for women.

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Single-payer health care in health care overhaul law?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Is single-payer government-run health care - a key cause for 21 international unions and 500 other labor organizations and a bugaboo for the health insurers and the Radical Right - in the massive health care overhaul Congress approved on party-line votes and President Barack Obama signed?

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Minority, women farmers’discrimination suits nears settlement

U.S. government discrimination against minority farmers and women will be a thing of the past if the Obama administration has anything to say about it.

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Rights groups praise Obama's high court pick

Calling her "one of the nations foremost legal minds" and a "trailblazing leader," President Obama announced his Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan on May 10.

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