FEDERAL Court Stalls  DeWine Move Against Planned Parenthood abortionround

U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. decided to block Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine from taking legal action over Planned Parenthood disposal of fetal tissue.  Judge Sargus  issued a 28-day temporary restraining order against any legal action stemming from the AG’s investigation into the group’s abortion policies.Another hearing on the matter is scheduled for January 4, 2016.  continue 

wall streetWall Street is Not Our Friend

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls golden parachutes for Wall Street executives who enter public service “paying people off to remember their Wall Street friends while they run our government” – and it is a huge problem in the Obama administration.1When Treasury Secretary Jack Lew left Citigroup for the Obama administration in 2009, his contract with the megabank guaranteed him a $1 million bonus for entering government.2 Banker Antonio Weiss withdrew from consideration for one Treasury Department job under pressure from CREDO members after it came out that he would receive a $21 million bonus.3 The list of former Wall Street executives in high-ranking administration positions goes on and on. Continue Story

New State Resources from IWPR

Does your state receive an A or an F on key indicators of women’s economic and social well-being, political participation, and health?

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has recently published a sweeping report on the Status of Women in the States: 2015. See what grade and rank your state received on six topic areas:

Plus see data on Violence & Safety by state.

The site is the most accessible, comprehensive source of state data on women of color in the U.S. Browse spotlight pages that highlight data on specific groups, such as older women, Millennials, women living in same-sex households, immigrant women, and women in unions.

>>PLUS a new fact sheet on the overall best & worst states for women, and all new expanded data by state.  Visit our interactive website and click on your state to see report cards and detailed state fact sheets


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