National Women's Law Center (NWLC)
- Homepage: http://www.nwlc.org/
March 2005: "Since 1972, the Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. An experienced staff of nearly 50 takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families."http://www.nwlc.org/display.cfm?section=About%20NWLC
May 2002: "The National Women's Law Center has worked since its inception in 1972 to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. The Center brings to its work extensive subject expertise in the major areas of family economic security, health, employment and education. The Center uses a variety of tools to maximize its impact in bringing women's concerns to public policy makers, advocates and the public alike, including public policy research, monitoring and analysis; litigation, advocacy and coalition-building; and public education." http://www.nwlc.org/display.cfm?section=About%20NWLC
October 2008: 'Marcia D. Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, an advocacy group that has examined hundreds of individual policies, said: “The wide variation in premiums could not possibly be justified by actuarial principles. We should not tolerate women having to pay more for health insurance, just as we do not tolerate the practice of using race as a factor in setting rates.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/us/30insure.html
July 2008: 'A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting health-care workers who object to abortion, and to birth-control methods they consider tantamount to abortion, has escalated a bitter debate over the balance between religious freedom and patients' rights...."You could imagine a group of people with less than honorable intentions seeking to get hired at a family planning clinic with the specific objective of obstructing access. Under this regulation, there is little you could do about it," said Jill Morrison of the National Women's Law Center.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003238.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Founded/Co-Founded by Marcia D. Greenberger Esq. Person Nov 2, 2008 Organization Executive (past or present) Jill Morrison Esq. Person Aug 1, 2008 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Brenda V. Smith Esq. Person Aug 27, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 29, 2008 Women Buying Health Policies Pay a Penalty
QUOTE: "Striking new evidence has emerged of a widespread gap in the cost of health insurance, as women pay much more than men of the same age for individual insurance policies providing identical coverage, according to new data from insurance companies and online brokers."
New York Times Jul 31, 2008 Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights: Proposal Would Deny Federal Money if Employees Must Provide Care to Which They Object
QUOTE: The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions...
Washington Post Jul 27, 2006 Women Losing Economic and Political Ground: Women's rights in the U.S. are at a low not seen since the Fifties.
QUOTE: From the first years since that vibrant second wave made so many gains - abortion rights, equal credit, pregnancy leave, anti-discrimination laws in education and employment - the backlash has continued unabated. Women in the US have now taken the proverbial two steps forward, one step back in many areas we thought were so secure a generation ago.
Alternet Jul 04, 2006 Nurses Claim Hospitals Conspire to Keep Pay Low
QUOTE: Nurses are suing national hospital corporations in four major cities, claiming their employers conspire to keep their wages artificially low by revealing to each other the wages of their nursing staffs. The profession is more than 90 percent female.
Jun 23, 2006 Court Expands Right to Sue Over Retaliation on the Job
QUOTE: The Supreme Court made it easier yesterday for workers in most parts of the country to sue employers for retaliating against them when they complain about sexual harassment or other discrimination. The court ruled that employees may collect damages, even in some cases where the punishment did not involve getting fired or losing wages.
Washington Post Nov 27, 2005 House Bill Raises Welfare Work Requirement
QUOTE: The House has included a major restructuring of the nation's welfare system in its massive budget cutting bill, which would substantially increase the hours of work, training and community service the poor would have to perform to qualify for assistance. President Bush has sought the changes for nearly four years but has been unable to get them through the Senate.
Washington Post Jul 31, 2005 The Gender Gyp: No wonder women are worried about Social Security. They have a lot more to lose
QUOTE: While 80 percent of men get benefits as retired workers, only 39.7 percent of women do. Most women—60.3 percent—get benefits at least in part as a spouse or former spouse of a retired, disabled or deceased worker.
AARP Jun 13, 2005 Take God to Work Day: Why the law shouldn't bend over backward for religious employees
QUOTE: "Last month, the Supreme Court upheld a 2000 federal law that requires prisons to make exceptions to rules that conflict with the religious practices of inmates."
Slate Mar 28, 2005 Pharmacists' Rights at Front of New Debate: Because of Beliefs, Some Refuse To Fill Birth Control Prescriptions
QUOTE: Some pharmacists across the country are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control and morning-after pills, saying that dispensing the medications violates their personal moral or religious beliefs...sparking an intense debate over the competing rights of pharmacists to refuse to participate in something they consider repugnant and a woman's right to get medications her doctor has prescribed.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2004 A Forty-Year Search for Equality
QUOTE: 'This is the act that put meaning into the word discrimination,' says historian Alice Kessler-Harris, who remembers when she was forced to sign a paper promising to tell her employer if she became pregnant. But on July 2 we'll celebrate...the Civil Rights Act of 1964...But there are still plenty of reminders that the bad old days are not so old...
Washington Post Mar 20, 2003 Charity's Glass Ceiling
QUOTE: Survey after survey shows that female executives and fund raisers make less than males in similar jobs at comparable organizations, and that women, while heading the majority of all charities, are far less likely to lead the largest ones.
Chronicle of Philanthropy Jan 24, 2003 Changes To Title IX Considered
QUOTE: The proposals...are the first indication of the Bush administration's plans for changing Title IX, which is widely credited with increasing female participation in collegiate sports over the past three decades.
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