How Criminalization Impacts Black Women and Girls

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): A January report by the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice summarizes key points and recommendations from a meeting of survivors, scholars, and activists examining how criminalization impacts the lives of black … Continued

Report: 102 Pennsylvanians Were Killed by Domestic Violence Last Year

From the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.pcadv.org/): Illustration via PCADV’s 2016 Fatality Report. 102 people were killed by domestic violence in Pennsylvania last year, according to a new report released by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Fifty-six of … Continued

Act for Release of Berks Families Detained for More Than a Year

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): Amnesty International is pushing for the release of four families who have been detained at Berks for more than a year. The kids have pending green card applications yet ICE will not release them. Below … Continued

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the FAMILY Act—Paid Leave for Workers

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Families with children are all too aware of the urgent need for paid family and medical leave. So it is good news that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro reintroduced … Continued

Act Now: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Workers’ Rights Under Attack

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): Right now, special interests are pushing state legislation that would prohibit Pennsylvania cities and towns from providing workers paid sick leave protections, through what’s called a “pre-emption” bill. Even worse, they edited the proposed … Continued

Oxfam America Launches New Report on Women in Low Wage Jobs

From Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org): On November 30, Oxfam America in partnership with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) launched its Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage, Female-Dominated Jobs report. While much of the discussion after the election has focused … Continued

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