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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Today of All Days, Be Heard!

August 26, 2010 | Workplace Fairness
Today is Women's Equality Day, when we celebrate the fact that, 90 years ago, a group of dedicated women and men made history when the 19th Amendment passed, guaranteeing a woman's right to vote.


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Celebrating ella

August 19, 2010 | Reproductive Health

On average, women spend at least 30 years being sexually active but trying to avoid pregnancy. That's an awfully long time considering no contraceptive is 100% effective and things don't always work out as planned.


Pennsylvania Paid Sick Days Advocates Working Hard During the Dog Days

August 17, 2010

While many of us spend time in August vacationing at the beach or in the mountains, Pennsylvania advocates took a trip to their state capitol in Harrisburg — to push for a state paid sick days law.


From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

And Kagan Makes Three!

August 5, 2010 | Judges and Supreme Court
I am thrilled that the Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court. This is an important milestone in our journey toward equal rights for women - and our nation will be stronger as a result.


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The View from Capitol Hill

In my job, I get to explain the entire narrative of paid sick days to our nation's lawmakers and their staff. It's a rather simple task because most people intuitively get it — and often they have an experience to share.


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