It could account for 7 percent to 10 percent of the wage gap but there’s so little data it’s hard to know. After 5,000 New York school guards won a big settlement last year the family of one 45-year-old mother of two suddenly had $7,000 more a year.
Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, is expected to propose legislation that would permanently impose the Mexico City Policy, which has been a political flashpoint for three decades. United Nations health programs are a target too.
(WOMENSENEWS)–Democrat Michelle Nunn, hoping to become the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, will be back on the campaign trail tomorrow if she does not win 50 percent of the vote in the election against Republican businessman David Perdue and Libertarian Amanda Swafford. Razor-thin polling leads have been going back and forth in the waning days of the race. A Nov. 3 poll of likely voters by WSB-TV Atlanta found Perdue leading 49 percent to Nunn’s 45 percent. But a CNN poll of Oct.
Her emphasis on tax reduction, repeal of the Affordable Care Act and opposition to gun control may fall short Nov. 4 if women who support Democrat Bruce Braley’s kitchen-table economic policies turn out in force.
The initiative backed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks Social Security benefits for caregivers. NOW is collecting pledges by women across the country to turn out and vote for candidates who will support the initiative.
The 35-year-old’s battle for the Senate seat of 72-year-old Mitch McConnell is testing partisan nerves and attracting so much super PAC spending it could be the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.
The North Carolina Democrat is in the most expensive race in the state’s history. She is one of eight women in battleground races for control of the Senate. The second in a series on money, women and the fight for the Senate.
“Congress must become more afraid of the moms than the NRA,” says leading gun-control proponent Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who likes the looks of this group modeling itself on MADD, the impassioned mother’s lobby against drunk driving.