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Subscribe NowOur LM in Action Series highlights the work of our organization. This national newsletter provides an interesting and challenging look at current legal and political issues critical to the advancement of women and girls. Stay up to date with the changes that lie ahead in the struggle for women's rights.

  • August 2020
    • The compounding impacts of gender and racial discrimination continue to hold Black women back.
    • Black women earn a mere 63 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.
    • We must enact a living wage, call for pay transparency, eliminate discriminatory practices, and increase women's access to higher-paying fields.
  • August 2020
    • Supreme Court decision on July 8 upholds & expands religious carve-outs that undermine women’s access to reproductive health and workplace equality
    • Employers with “moral” objections can refuse contraceptive care; 126,000 women could lose access
    • An expanded ministerial exception means women at religious institutions may not be protected by anti-discrimination law. 
  • July 2020
    • On July 2, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court solidified a critical victory for pay equity when it denied a petition to hear Rizo v. Yovino
    • Employers’ practice of relying on an employee’s previous salary to set her new salary perpetuates discriminatory pay practices
    • Salary history bans are effective
  • July 2020
    • We were focused on bringing important employment discrimination cases under the Title VII provision of the recently passed Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Hire Him, He’s Got Great Legs sought to highlight the inequality of women’s rights in the workplace, especially around sexist hiring practices
    • The campaign is archived in the United States Library of Congress
  • July 2020
    • The pandemic has highlighted longstanding gender and racial inequalities
    • The crisis brings renewed urgency to enacting measures that we have championed for decades, including more equitable workplace practices
    •  Women and people of color must be at the decision-making table and their rights, interests, and voices must be at the center of our policy response
  • July 2020
    • Proud to be a signatory to the ERA Coalition’s amicus brief in support of the Equal Rights Amendment
    • We are  proud to have contributed to the brief’s section on domestic and sexual violence
    • To read the full brief, visit our website here
  • July 2020
    • Lynn Hecht Schafran, our Legal Director and Director of our National Judicial Education Program, was appointed on task force
    • Governor Cuomo accepted the recommendations of the Task Force in full
    • The Task Force’s full report is available
  • July 2020
    • This law, if upheld, would have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to one.
    • Five states already have only one remaining abortion clinic
    • June Medical Services was a small piece of a broader anti-choice strategy
  • June 2020
    • We submitted an amicus brief in another landmark case, Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989), which shaped Title VII jurisprudence and paved the way for the Bostock victory
    • Price Waterhouse was the first Supreme Court case to utilize psychological research on sex stereotyping
    • We have fought tirelessly to uphold the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • June 2020
    • Black women have led many of the most prominent sexual harassment challenges throughout American legal history
    • National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) has long sought to address the exceptional barriers faced by women 
    • Our Legal team stepped up to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by providing our support and our expertise to women workers
  • June 2020
    • Though this shift opened fields traditionally closed to women, women were consistently underpaid relative to men
    • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided an opportunity to challenge this workplace discrimination
    • We were instrumental in the first case to challenge single-sex workplace laws before a federal court in Bowe v. Colgate (1973)
  • June 2020
    • We have fought to protect Title IX since the landmark 1979 case Cannon v. University of Chicago
    • We were a leader, alongside colleague organizations, in realizing Title IX’s full promise of equality in education 
    • In May 2020 DeVos’s Department of Education implemented its new regulations on Title IX

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