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Census Bureau Poverty Numbers Are Cold Comfort for Women, Families, Workers

A new report from the Census Bureau found a modest reduction in poverty, but there's a long way to go to help struggling low- and middle-income families. Image: Shutterstock The post Census Bureau Poverty Numbers Are Cold Comfort for Women, Families, Workers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice Gubernatorial Candidate Dismisses Importance of Abortion Debate

Colorado’s anti-choice Republican gubernatorial candidate drew criticism this week after saying that a governor has “very little impact” on laws restricting abortion. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Anti-Choice Gubernatorial Candidate Dismisses Importance of Abortion Debate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Gender Pay Gap Worse for Women of Color, People From Louisiana

A new analysis of this week's Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women...Show More Summary

Senate Rejects Last-Ditch Effort to Roll Back Immigration Reform

On Thursday, the Senate rejected a last-minute Republican effort led by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to scuttle President Obama's current and future efforts at immigration reform. Image: The post Senate Rejects Last-Ditch Effort to Roll Back Immigration Reform appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Amid Criticism, NFL Announces Support for Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations

In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon...Show More Summary

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott to Square Off Friday Night in First of Two Debates

Davis, a Democratic state senator from Fort Worth, initially challenged her Republican opponent to six debates, to be hosted in cities across Texas, but Abbott refused, saying he would participate only in the two televised debates he'd...Show More Summary

White House: ‘It’s on Us’ to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

The Obama administration's new campaign suggests that every member of the campus community has a role to play in changing the culture of sexual assault that has gone unchecked for too long. Image: White House via Shutterstock The post White House: ‘It’s on Us’ to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Republicans Attempt to Reach Women Voters by Appropriating Feminist Successes

Red State Women's new initiative, "The Female Fact(Her)," relies on a few context-free statistics to try to convince female voters that the GOP is the party for them. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Republicans Attempt to Reach Women Voters by Appropriating Feminist Successes appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Criminal Justice System Is Failing Black Families

Dr. Dorothy Roberts is right: Incarceration of women “inflicts incalculable damage to communities.... [transferring] racial disadvantage to the next generation.” Image: CNN / YouTube The post The Criminal Justice System Is Failing Black Families appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado Anti-Choice Group Could Push Through ‘Personhood’ Amendment in November

If the election were held today, Colorado voters would approve a "personhood" amendment on the November ballot, say the measure’s opponents, who believe they can still win if their multi-faceted campaign raises enough money. Image: Petition...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Town Will No Longer Evict Domestic Abuse Survivors for Seeking Help

"Nuisance ordinances," which penalize landlords for tenants' supposed disorderly conduct, can often force women to choose between escaping their abuser and keeping secure housing. Image: police car via Shutterstock The post Pennsylvania Town Will No Longer Evict Domestic Abuse Survivors for Seeking Help appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Oregon’s Republican Senate Candidate Has a Plagiarism Problem

Monica Wehby, an Oregon Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has been caught in plagiarism scandal, putting her campaign on the defensive. Image: Monica Wehby via YouTube The post Oregon’s Republican Senate Candidate Has a Plagiarism Problem appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Black Women Are Already Leaning In

To be a Black professional woman in a white-centric corporate space is to be constantly aware of how you fit in—or don’t—and to be constantly battling the preconceptions that your white colleagues have about your character and capabilities...Show More Summary

The Ugly Truth College Officials Often Ignore About Sexual Violence

Pretending that sexual assault only happens on other campuses makes it harder to keep students safe, says Title IX expert Diane Rosenfeld. Image: Jannis Tobias Werner / Shutterstock.com The post The Ugly Truth College Officials Often Ignore About Sexual Violence appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Staunch Anti-Choice U.S. Senator Could Lose His Seat in November

Pat Roberts, the staunch conservative U.S. Senator from Kansas, suddenly has a real electoral fight on his hands, according to a new poll. Image: United States Senate The post Staunch Anti-Choice U.S. Senator Could Lose His Seat in November appeared first on RH Reality Check.

U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever

House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year. Image: Capitol Hill via Shutterstock The post U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Iowa’s Telemedicine Abortions Can Continue—for Now

A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across the state. Image: Doctor computer via Shutterstock The post Iowa’s Telemedicine Abortions Can Continue—for Now appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration's latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short. Image: Young priest praying via Shutterstock The post Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pennsylvania to Audit $48 Million Spent on Republican Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Alternative

Pennsylvania officials will look into $48 million in undisclosed spending in the roll out of Healthy PA, the state’s alternative to Medicaid expansion. Image: Audit via Shutterstock The post Pennsylvania to Audit $48 Million Spent on Republican Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Alternative appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans once again blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from advancing on Monday, after having allowed it to move forward last week. Image: Different sized piggybanks via Shutterstock The post Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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