Equal Pay Legislation Approved by Senate Labor Panel

February 4, 2016

Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham to close the wage gap between men and women in New Jersey was approved today by the Senate Labor Committee.

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Massachusetts Senate Passes Pay Equity Legislation

January 29, 2016

  By Patricia D. Jehlen According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a woman working full time in Massachusetts earns 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man in Massachusetts. A report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research projects that the gender wage gap in Massachusetts will not close on its own […]

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Women underrepresented in Utah County politics

January 15, 2016

By Katie England Daily Herald Women are routinely underrepresented in America’s political landscape, and Utah County is no exception. Of the elected positions in Utah County, including city councils, mayors and county officials, only about 14 percent are filled by women. That 14 percent is comprised entirely of city councilwomen, as all 22 mayors and 12 […]

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Video: Changing the Conversation on Women’s Status

December 16, 2015

Video: Changing the Conversation on Women’s Status IWPR’s brand new video shows the incredible amount of media attention and conversation the Institute sparks through its credible, rigorous research on the status of women in the United States. Watch and share video on Youtube now. The national 2015 edition, the first since 2004, of the Status of […]

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Video: Status of Women in North Carolina

December 3, 2015

On Capital Tonight: A new report looks at how state laws and policies affect women in North Carolina and across the country. We take a closer look at the report with Julie Anderson of the Institute for Women's Policy Studies and Tazra Mitchell of NC Justice Center.

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Inside Hillary Clinton’s army of millennial women

November 25, 2015

I recently attended a Hillary Clinton campaign event for millennial women, with Huma Abedin as the speaker, near where I live in New York City. With a Clinton-supporting friend's encouragement, I donated the minimum $25 required to attend.

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