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50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act: A Reminder of Past Progress and the ongoing Fight for Fair Pay

By Ally Scher, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Today, June 10, 2013, marks the 50th year anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act stipulated that it is illegal for … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day: Gender Wage Gap Means Women Lose $11,000 Per Year

Congratulations ladies, on April 9th, you will have finally earned as much as your male counterparts did last year! April 9th is Equal Pay Day because on average it takes women more than an additional three full months of hard work … Continue reading

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How can we Close the Persistent Gender Wage Gap?

By Monica We, a Spring 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The gender wage gap – where women working full-time earn just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn – continues to burden the female workforce.  According to a … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Standard of Living Issues Ignored; Early Signs of a Gender Pay Gap; Tackling Rising College Costs

Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue New York Times David Leonhardt Among the many issues dominating the upcoming election, standard of living ceases to get the spotlight, and not for lack of trying. Though the economy … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Candidates Address Women’s Issues; Judicial Vacancy Crisis Continues; Expanded Early Voting Stands in Ohio

Compiled by Freddi Goldstein, a Fall 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Women’s Issues Help Shape Presidential Debate New York Times By Nia-Malika Henderson Last night’s “Town Hall” debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney placed … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Defense of Voting Rights; Motherhood and Pay Inequality

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 intern. Florida’s Approach to Purging Voter Rolls of Noncitizens Prompts Federal Lawsuit Robbie Brown New York Times The Department of Justice sued Florida on Tuesday seeking an injunction to stop a purge of … Continue reading

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You Should Be Earning at Least $10 an Hour – Get the Facts on Raising the Minimum Wage

A new website from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) is providing information and making the case for raising the federal minimum wage in the U.S. Currently set at $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage has failed to keep … Continue reading

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