A federal judge ordered that the Trump administration must reinstate an Obama-era rule requiring companies report pay data by race and gender. U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia, Tanya S. Chutkan, said that by rolling back the Obama-era rule the Trump administration violated the law and that the Trump administration failed to demonstrate […]
Obama Administration Issues Title IX Guidance to K-12 Schools
Today the Obama administration released notices to K-12 schools concerning their obligations to prevent and address sexual harassment and assault under Title IX.
Obama Administration and States in Contention over Transgender Rights
Last night, a federal judge in Texas blocked the Obama administration from enforcing guidelines that extended protections under Title IX to transgender students in public schools.
Obama’s New Plan for Troops Means Continued Hope for Afghan Women
The Obama administration has announced that the United States will continue to support the Afghan National Security Forces through 2020.
White House Announces New Measures to Further Equal Pay
President Obama, on Friday, announced new steps his Administration is taking to help close the gender-race pay gap.
Obama Administration Announces Plan to Expand Lunch Program to Feed Children in Need
In an effort to address child hunger and food insecurity in the United States, the Obama Administration announced the launch of a pilot program that certifies students eligible for free or reduced-price in-school lunches automatically if their families’ collect Medicaid benefits.
The White House Launches College Scorecard System
The Obama Administration unveiled a new College Scorecard this weekend that ranks colleges and universities across the country, aiming to empower students in their college search.
President Obama Signs Pay Transparency Rule
Thanks to President Obama’s latest executive order, federal workers can no longer be retaliated against for discussing their pay.
Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide
Joe Biden announces million dollar plan to clear the massive national rape kit backlog.
Obama Issues Executive Order for Paid Sick Leave
This Labor Day, the Obama Administration utilized the three-day weekend to take a step toward making the country a little more family-friendly.
Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus
Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. These investigations were stimulated by highly doctored and deceptive videos falsely claiming PPFA has been selling fetal tissue. State agency representatives from Georgia, South Dakota, Florida, Indiana, and Massachusetts have independently confirmed that all […]
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Overtime, Minimum Wage for Home-Care Workers
Home care workers have protections for minimum wage and overtime pay, a federal appeals court decided on Friday.
White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has made history this morning when President Obama appointed her to serve as an official in the White House.
Obama Takes Step for Paid Sick Leave
The Obama Administration has drafted an executive order to ensure paid sick leave and parental leave for all federally contracted employees and their subcontractors.
President Obama’s Definition of Rape is a Sign of Progress
President Obama was recently asked about Bill Cosby – and in his answer, gave a modern definition of consent that has feminists across the country applauding.
Women Are Saving Hundreds of Dollars on Contraception Following the ACA’s Implementation
Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, women have saved dramatically on birth control and emergency contraception.
Michelle Obama Speaks Out About Girls’ Education Around the World
The First Lady delivered an inspiring speech promoting girls’ education earlier this month at London’s Mulberry School.
President Obama Will Expand Overtime Pay to Millions of Americans
President Obama is proposing a plan this week to broaden overtime pay that is expected to affect millions of Americans in the working class, especially women.
President Obama Delivers Moving Eulogy in Charleston
The nation is remembering the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church mass shooting this week, as President Obama gave an unforgettable eulogy for State Senate Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
Supreme Court Decides: Obamacare Lives
In a momentous victory, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and protected access to health insurance for millions of families and individuals.