President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history.
President Obama has announced his intention to sign a Presidential Memorandum "directing agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick leave for parents with a new child," and to grant up to seven paid sick days to federal workers.
Obama's confirmed nominees to the federal bench are 42 percent women, 19 percent African-American, 11 percent Hispanic, and 11 percent openly gay men or lesbian women, making this the most diverse group of judges in history.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was able to push for confirmation of 24 Obama nominees over the weekend.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2014 show more job growth in the past 11 months than in any previous calendar year since the 1990s.
Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.
We also commend the tireless grassroots activists who fought for this victory for themselves, their children, and their families.
In his announcement, the President emphasized the need for the next Attorney General to continue building on the civil and human rights legacy being left behind by Eric Holder, and pointed to the quiet, but solid record of his nominee.
After the Department of Education's announcement of final rule on implementing changes last week, the Clery Act will now more effectively address and report campus violence.
As part of the "It's On Us" campaign to end campus sexual assault by changing campus culture, the White House has released guidance to assist with enforcement of institutional Title IX policies.
The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits. The bill, already passed in the House, now heads to President Obama to become law.
Today, the White House announced the official launch of "It's On Us," a media initiative aimed at ending campus sexual assault. Here's a glimpse into what happened!
New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault
President Barack Obama today announced It's On Us, a multi-platform media campaign and action plan targeted at ending campus sexual assault.
The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year.
President Barack Obama last week named Megan Smith, former Google Vice President and out lesbian, to the highest ranking tech job in the White House.
O'Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody.
Tthe White House released new health insurance rules Friday for nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses to comply with the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby earlier this summer.
The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
The US Department of Justice has filed suit against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Police because of a discriminatory physical fitness test.
President Obama signed an executive order last week aimed at promoting fair pay and safe workplaces for workers employed by federal contractors.