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

Victory: Pennsylvania Strengthens Domestic Violence Laws

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): Pennsylvania just became the 38th state to enact a law classifying non-lethal strangulation as a stand-alone crime (http://www.pahomepage.com/news/governor-wolf-signs-bill-strengthening-domestic-violence-laws). Strangulation is the single most accurate predictor of a future domestic violence homicide, but has been … Continued

HUD Announces New Protections for Victims of Harassment and Survivors of Domestic Violence

By: HUD Exchange Published: September 13, 2016 HUD published a final rule formalizing legal standards under the Fair Housing Act for sexual and other forms of harassment in housing. In addition, HUD is issuing Fair Housing Act guidance on local “nuisance ordinances” that may … Continued

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