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One in Four Americans Live in High-Poverty Areas

One in Four Americans Live in High-Poverty Areas

The 77 million Americans who live in poverty areas - defined as an area where over one-fifth of the residents earn incomes below the current poverty line of $23,600 for a family of four - represent a significant increase from the 18 percent recorded by the Census Bureau in 2000.
President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

Declaring that “when women succeed, America succeeds,” the President highlighted several items on the Women’s Economic Agenda – an agenda promoted by major women’s leadership organizations.
White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

Ahead of the Summit, the White House released two reports on working families.
Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

The International Franchise Association (IFA), a DC-based trade association representing corporations like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, and Dairy Queen, filed the lawsuit alongside five franchise owners who operate their businesses in Seattle.
Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Fired

Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Fired

The first woman to lead the New York Times as Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, was abruptly fired from her position last Wednesday. Although the New York Times officially denies the dismissal has to do with her gender or compensation, many feminist sources speculate that her dismissal had to do with her request for compensation equal to...
Minnesota Governor Signs Women's Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Signs Women’s Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Mike Dayton signed a package of bills into law this weekend aimed at eliminating discrimination against women in the workplace.
Senate Republicans Block Vote on Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Senate Republicans Block Vote on Federal Minimum Wage Increase

The Senate voted 54-42 along party lines to end debate on the Minimum Wage Fairness Act - short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.
Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii's legislature voted yesterday to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
Senate Republicans Filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans Filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

The Senate blocked efforts to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) by a 54-43 vote today along strict party lines, with Republicans and moderates - including Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) - voting no.
Senators and President Obama Mark Equal Pay Day With Actions To Close Wage Gap

Senators and President Obama Mark Equal Pay Day With Actions To Close Wage Gap

"The time has passed for us to recognize that what determines success should not be our gender, but rather our talent, our drive, and the strength of our contributions."