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Following a report by the New York Times on the exploitation of nail salon workers almost two weeks ago, New York state and city officials have partnered with advocates and volunteers to bring comprehensive educational programs and labor reforms to the...

New York Politicians, Advocates, and Activists Have Come Together to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Following a report by the New York Times on the exploitation of nail salon workers almost two weeks ago, New York state and city officials have partnered with advocates and volunteers to bring comprehensive educational programs and labor reforms to the… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman introduced the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2015 last week to enhance the availability of contraception for New Yorkers.
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New York Attorney General Moves to Expand Access to Contraceptives

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman introduced the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2015 last week to enhance the availability of contraception for New Yorkers. Related posts: Obama Administration Clarifies ACA Birth Control Benefit … Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Cuomo’s actions fall in the wake of a New York Times exposé on the lives of manicurists in New York City detailing 10- to 12-hour shifts, poor conditions, health risks, low wages, and other exploitation.<div>
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Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Cuomo’s actions fall in the wake of a New York Times exposé on the lives of manicurists in New York City detailing 10- to 12-hour shifts, poor conditions, health risks, low wages, and other exploitation. Related posts:Feminist Activists Protest TPP and Brunei’s Brutal Penal Code Outside Beverly Hills Hotel Malawi’s Parliament Voted Unanimously to End […]

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Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central ...

Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central … Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault.<div>
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Columbia University Fined Student Activists for the Carry That Weight Day of Action

A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault. Related posts:Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates at California Universities Ohio State University Agrees to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies, Ending Federal Investigation New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men […]

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The Supreme Court's decision lets stand a portion of a law that requires CPCs to post a "status disclosure" informing patients whether or not a licensed medical professional works on-site.<div>
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Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Disclosure Law for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City

The Supreme Court’s decision lets stand a portion of a law that requires CPCs to post a “status disclosure” informing patients whether or not a licensed medical professional works on-site. Related posts:Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open Advocates Seek to Block Louisiana TRAP Law in Federal Suit Ohio Officials Threaten to Close Cincinnati’s […]

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Students at Fordham University are engaged in a battle against the New York City Catholic school’s anti-birth control policy.<div>
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Students Protest Fordham University’s Anti-Birth Control Policy

Students at Fordham University are engaged in a battle against the New York City Catholic school’s anti-birth control policy. Related posts:Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception Under the Affordable Care Act, More Women Then Ever Have Free Access to Contraception Georgetown University Administrators Apologize for Shutting Down H*yas for Choice […]

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Cuomo has announced a canvassing effort for the Women's Equality Act, as well as a pledge campaign targeted at state legislators to shore up their support for the legislative package.<div>
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Governor Cuomo Promotes Women’s Rights on the Campaign Trail

Cuomo has announced a canvassing effort for the Women’s Equality Act, as well as a pledge campaign targeted at state legislators to shore up their support for the legislative package. Related posts:Women’s Equality Party Launched in New York Florida Lawmakers Hold Special Session to Redraw Gerrymandered Maps US-Africa Leaders Summit Closes With Funding Commitments and […]

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An estimated 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan over the weekend to demand world leaders take action on climate change.
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Climate Change Activists Take Over Manhattan to Demand Action

An estimated 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan over the weekend to demand world leaders take action on climate change. Related posts: North Carolina College Students Join Challenge to Voter ID Laws Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse S… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Moral Mondays Movement Expands to Other States for the “Moral Week of Action”

The Moral Mondays movement has announced a Moral Week of Action taking place from August 22 to 28 that will include events and protests in 11 additional states. Related posts: Walmart Employees Strike Nationwide to Demand Higher Wages Mississippi Freedom Summer Focuses On Fighting Voter Suppression Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida […]

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New York Senate Passes Three Planks of Women’s Equality Act, Defying Advocates for the Comprehensive Package

Advocates who remain committed to passing the omnibus bill insist that the issues represented in the planks intersect and therefore must be passed together rather than individually, especially because the latter strategy puts the abortion plank at risk of being ultimately forgone. Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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