While equal pay advocates have introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act many times over the past few decades, Congress has failed to pass the Act. But with new hope on the horizon due to the Biden administration’s White House Gender Policy Council’s commitment to supporting pay equity, the Paycheck Fairness Act may have a chance.
Author: Isabel Fields
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The global women’s rights prong of Biden’s agenda for women includes: restoring U.S. support for women’s global health, supporting women’s economic security, boosting their political empowerment, combatting violence against women globally, and pursuing ratification of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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Attacks on Contraceptive Access Don’t Add Up
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The Untold Stories of Larry Nassar’s Abuse
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The Fight for Menstrual Equity Marches on in Massachusetts
The I AM Bill would provide free menstrual products at all homeless shelters, prisons and public schools throughout the Bay State.