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Nearly 3 million U.S. women have dropped out the labor force
"Not long after Donald Trump arrived at the White House, he disbanded and office that focused on challenges affecting women. President Biden is now resurrecting it. Women's rights groups hope this will help them make progress on things like paid family leave and affordable child care. Here's NPR's Melissa Block. The wish list on Biden's agenda for women is long restoring an expanding reproductive rights, combating gender based violence, reducing maternal mortality, and he's pitched a slew of economic proposals. Major structural disruption requires major structural change. And I feel like thinking big right now is exactly what we need to do. So now is the time That's the co chair of the Biden administration's new gender Policy Council. Jennifer Klein. You know we're seeing because of the health pandemic because of the economic crisis, and, in fact, take care giving crisis that's been layered on top of it. These are core issues core issues, Klein points out that air hitting women hard and especially women of color. Just look at the most recent jobs numbers. In December, women accounted for all 140,000 of the country's net lost jobs. One factor behind that, with so many schools and day care centers closed because of the coronavirus. Many women have had to drop out of the labor force. That's been disastrous, says Joan Williams, director of the Center for Work Life Law at the University of California, Hastings. Mother's already We're at the breaking point in the United States. I mean, we already had a choc your system that was basically a Rube Goldberg machine and the coronavirus brought that machine crashing down. Williams says. What she wants the Biden administration to do is to recognize that Just as we don't expect workers to get to work without physical infrastructure like bridges and roads. We can't expect workers to get to work without a care infrastructure. What would that care Infrastructure look like for Williams? That would mean subsidized neighborhood based child care, paid family leave Universal, pre K and $15 an hour minimum wage, especially during the pandemic. Single moms have had to choose between putting food on the table and leaving young Children home alone. Now. Part of the reason is because the minimum wages so low that there is no way on God's green Earth that those moms can pay for childcare. The paid caregivers are also reeling from the crunch. President Biden highlighted this when he announced his covert 19 relief plan last month. Let's make sure caregivers mostly women, women of color immigrants. Have the same pay indignity that they deserve. Advocates like I Jen poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, are heartened by what they're hearing from Biden. Her group represents workers, including nannies, home care workers and housekeepers, actually focusing on how we're going to make Thies jobs, good jobs for the 21st century. That you can take pride in and earn a living wage with benefits. That is a really big breakthrough. Conservatives, though, are leery of an agenda that carries a hefty price tag and they warn, will lead to crushing government regulations. Charmaine Yost is vice president of the Institute for Family Community and Opportunity at the Heritage Foundation. My biggest concern is that all of the proposals that I'm hearing coming from their side of things inevitably seem to come back to big government intervention in government programs. As for raising the minimum wage in the midst of a pandemic, when many businesses are suffering so badly if there were a time that you could create, that would be the perfect time to not Raise the minimum wage. This would be it with such a slim Democratic majority in Congress. Biden's agenda could have a tough time gaining traction. But Fatima Goss Graves, who heads the National Women's Law Center, is undaunted. Her group has issued an ambitious list of 100 demands for Biden's 1st 100 days. Basically, what we're asking this administration and Congress to do is effectively walk into gum. We need them to both undo things that have been harmful and have been Holding this country back and launch us forward in a way that we're stronger for it, Graves adds. This president doesn't have the luxury of coasting in Melissa Block NPR news
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Whats Next for the Biden-Harris Team?
"Today we are joined by another round. Were all. I have so much respect and admiration for a team of graves. The president and ceo of the national women's law center a team. How are you today. I'm feeling good and so glad to be me today. I'm so glad you were able to make it. I have so much. I wanna talk to you about glad that we get to talk about good things in my opinion because he has a new president. We have a new vice-president our first woman of color to serve in that role are woman to serve in that role so we gotta start off with the personal before we dive into the amazing work that you do to make sure minin women of color are centered in all of these policies. That how're you feeling. Where were you when you saw. The breaking news had to celebrate. So i was a big old bag of tears on saturday. I you know some of it. I will just say was The relief. I don't think my body knew that the last four years it had been clinched in holding so much as some of it was like a release can. Can we talk it out for a minute. So many people. I have been talking to any one moment in cracked me up. She said i felt like. I took off my weighted blanket. My bra and my extensions. So that's how. I felt for sure. But i also was just in awe of that we will have a madam vice president. We've never said that before amit. She's a black woman that she's a south asian women in what it says about our leadership and what it says to a coming generation of black and brown girls who will be okay being ambitious. Because they've seen it. I just i'm still choked up thinking about wet now feels possible and i'll just tell you one quick story. My i have two sons and they are twelve and eight and my eight year. Old grew has grown up casually talking about. When i become president you know. He just sorta We'll drop it incidences as like well. Maybe one day when i'm president and he's able to do that because he saw it in president barack obama who he would call he calls president bronco and and so president bronco was out there in just being there provided a whole new opportunity for people and so i am really excited that we will have that for free black Young people to know that leadership can look like a vice president elect comma harris. It's amazing i i don't have kids have nieces and nephews and i think about my niece in particular that she only knows. Hillary clinton are miss hillary as she hall alter who ran for president and now he knows kamala so for her. This is just so normal that it's gonna be weird for them if they see a presidential ticket without a woman they're gonna be lightweight with. I think we're done with the idea of all white male tickets. I actually think people will people will think what what is that. And how did we get their that. It is a new day in many ways. Because of that and i think this country will be grappling with that going forward absolutely and we know that we have our new president lagged or vice president elect and i was telling so many people when they were saying. Oh he's up in the polls. This is going to be a blow out as i know this this racist high. I talked about it on the last episode by there are still people who were fine with the direction the country was going in in. Its because those are people that no matter who is in office in what they're doing they're going to be fine or they're okay. If the bad things are happening to people not Horsely bad is just a reality. I i will tell you. I believe in celebrating deeply. And so i was in a celebrate tori spirit beacon with me. I brought it into our team this morning. And i said guys we got to do that. I know what is brewing next. And what comes next the diagnosis of like what. What led to the electoral outcomes that we have so step to celebrate and i the parties around the world. I felt like i did that. Pretty effectively step two is having a data fueled standing of how we got there and that you know the two of the matter is when all of the votes are finally counted. You know it's likely somewhere. North of five million. More people voted for the biden harris ticket than not but it is also the case that we have to grapple with the more than million people who supported donald trump. And why
What's Next for the Biden-Harris Team?
"Today we are joined by another round. Were all. I have so much respect and admiration for a team of graves. The president and ceo of the national women's law center a team. How are you today. I'm feeling good and so glad to be me today. I'm so glad you were able to make it. I have so much. I wanna talk to you about glad that we get to talk about good things in my opinion because he has a new president. We have a new vice-president our first woman of color to serve in that role are woman to serve in that role so we gotta start off with the personal before we dive into the amazing work that you do to make sure minin women of color are centered in all of these policies. That how're you feeling. Where were you when you saw. The breaking news had to celebrate. So i was a big old bag of tears on saturday. I you know some of it. I will just say was The relief. I don't think my body knew that the last four years it had been clinched in holding so much as some of it was like a release can. Can we talk it out for a minute. So many people. I have been talking to any one moment in cracked me up. She said i felt like. I took off my weighted blanket. My bra and my extensions. So that's how. I felt for sure. But i also was just in awe of that we will have a madam vice president. We've never said that before amit. She's a black woman that she's a south asian women in what it says about our leadership and what it says to a coming generation of black and brown girls who will be okay being ambitious. Because they've seen it. I just i'm still choked up thinking about wet now feels possible and i'll just tell you one quick story. My i have two sons and they are twelve and eight and my eight year. Old grew has grown up casually talking about. When i become president you know. He just sorta We'll drop it incidences as like well. Maybe one day when i'm president and he's able to do that because he saw it in president barack obama who he would call he calls president bronco and and so president bronco was out there in just being there provided a whole new opportunity for people and so i am really excited that we will have that for free black Young people to know that leadership can look like a vice president elect comma harris. It's amazing i i don't have kids have nieces and nephews and i think about my niece in particular that she only knows. Hillary clinton are miss hillary as she hall alter who ran for president and now he knows kamala so for her. This is just so normal that it's gonna be weird for them if they see a presidential ticket without a woman they're gonna be lightweight with. I think we're done with the idea of all white male tickets. I actually think people will people will think what what is that. And how did we get their that. It is a new day in many ways. Because of that and i think this country will be grappling with that going forward
How are changes to sexual harassment rules working in schools
"In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. She Wa Patel is the Director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of in total really just turn title nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised. The threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years if a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some substance would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd had to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment especially as many schools move to. More virtual instruction during the pandemic faith Ferber is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University. Title Nine Coordinator. Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we address it as university but as faith ferber says the problem is that places like and I You could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holders schools accountable at a you students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and Garner says, they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and. The policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy Devos is trying to justify why the chains are needed and respond to public comments. She Wally catalysis says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules they were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So the significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sir Garner A, you were one of the many schools that Senate comets harshly not. Many concerns made it into the final regulations. Patel says, the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges. Could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tell that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another chain that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois. State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah garnered I says, we have a state law that says, you cannot cross examiner one another. This is the price sexual violence and Higher Education Act however now, the federal. Regulations. You must cross examine each other in public comment. It stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to quote demeaning inappropriate, and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois Attorney General. Kwami Raoul away in he along with seventeen other attorneys. General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect. Garner says they'll find out if they have to proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth there are countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for the school conducting the investigation and Peter Mullen.
Time's Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation
"3 years into the me to movements, there may be more awareness around workplace harassment, but A new report finds that almost three quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than seven out of 10. People who reported the harassment in the workplace said they faced Some form of retaliation up to and including being fired. That study conducted by the National Women's Law Center analyzed more than 3300 online requests for legal help. From the time's up Legal defense fund during the last
Time's Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation
"News radio to report out that finds almost three quarters of people reported workplace sexual harassment. Suffer from retaliation if they complain about it. The National Women's Law Center says most also worry about being fired from their job. Three years into the ME to movement, the director of the time's up Legal Defense fund calls the number of people still reporting retaliation.
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and legacy as she lies in repose
"And tomorrow at the U. S. Supreme Court building. On Friday she will lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. She's the first woman ever to be given this honor all this week. We've been looking back at the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg and we'll continue that today in 1993. When President Bill Clinton nominated Justice Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, he referred to her as quote the Thurgood Marshall of Gender Equality Law. Begins work herself sometimes pushed back on the comparison to Marshall and his trail blazing civil rights work. I'll take this opportunity to say I don't like the comparison of me. Deserving Marshall because my life was never in danger. His wass he went to his southern town in the morning. I couldn't be sure he'd be alive at the end of the day. I never had that. Kind of threat. That was Justice Ginsburg, speaking in 2018. While much of Ginsberg's legal work indicated clear understandings of racial discrimination, some critics have called out some of her more personal shortcomings when it came to race, for example, Like most of her male colleagues on the bench, she hired few law clerks who were black or people of color. Joining me now is Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women's Law, Center. Fatima, Thanks for being with me. Glad to be with you. So how did racial equality factor into some of justice Ginsburg's early legal work? One of the things that I think few people know is when she was at the two women's rights project. She out actually filed a really important Grief in the court in a case involving whether or not there should be the death penalty for rape. And she really used that case and that breathe Toa High light. Both the race tropes around sexual violence for black men. And also the way in which notions of purity that have been attached to white women that they actually are harmful to white women into everyone. And so you know, one of the things that I think may seem more quiet and subtle about her work is that she got really clearly the idea that we were all harmed by discrimination. We were all harm by Whatever form it took, whether is racism, sexism, disability discrimination that that is a through line throughout her work. In yesterday on this show. We've been
"national women law center" Discussed on KCRW
"Professor and director of the Center for Worklife Law at the University of California. Hastings. Professor Williams. Thank you so much for For joining us today. I appreciate the opportunity to talk on this very sad day. Our next guest is an attorney who says she was inspired to become a women's rights lawyer by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is Fatima Goss Graves, and she is the president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss gracious. Thank you so much for joining us as well. Thanks for having me you tweeted earlier today about Ruth Bader Ginsburg writing in part that RBG laid the path for so many of us. Could you just tell us a bit more? In what ways is she lay the path for you? You know, RBG was a trail blazer for women generally, but the architect of so many of our foundational, right? And I'm the first lawyer in my own family and thinking about how to use a lot both sir, this sort of change that's necessary, culturally and beyond. She was the one who wrote the book and the National Women's Boston itself. Its founding was inspired by the Reed decision and her work at a sale You women's rights project. So in so many ways, I own my own personal career to her. But women lawyers around this country and women in general are there is a heavy crease. Over as as were grappling with this loss. And of course, we see her and the National Women's Law Center and we see Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a champion for women's rights. But she emphasized that she saw it more as a fight for equality rather than exclusively for the rights of women. How do you see that distinction? Well, one of the things that she did so beautifully Is it both explain that equality would have benefits for everyone that the notion that gender equality would benefit women but benefit men as well. And so the principles that we now understand as being core in our constitution that protects against sex discrimination for sure, they have unleashed a tremendous opportunity for women. But they have also for men for families and and for all of us, And when I think about The last Supreme Court term where we had yet another historic decision in the Bostock caves, which gave more meaning to it. Sex discrimination principle. You see her legacy in that as well. There are many people, particularly in the progressive side, who are expressing concern that if President Trump on the Republican majority in the Senate succeed in filling the vacancy on the court as as rapidly as they Say they would like to do that. That seat will be filled by somebody who's far more conservative than Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has very, very different views about gender equality, even about whether that's an attainable or desirable goal. And others say that that's absurd because the culture has changed so very much that it's noteworthy that the three of the sort of the top contenders being discussed for her seat are all women. So. So what do you What do you say about that? I mean, some argue that the cultural changes that she helped bring about through the law are so now deeply entrenched. That just isn't possible to reverse those. What do you say to that? But I should begin by saying it's just unthinkable the idea that a president would be able to make an appointment during an election when people are already for voting. But when I think about her legacy and what could happen after her, I would say that the cultural change happened alongside the legal change so much. Of what she did to create these foundational principles were actually creating the law to match with the cultural moment was almost 50 years ago, And when I think about the cultural conversations today that have gone so far, we actually need to update our laws and update our institutions can match today's conversation. And to that end we have about a minute and a half left. What would be the focus of that? In your view? What are some areas of law that you think are most important from Americans to think about, as they think about? Oh, the direction that the court could head in. Well, People should know that there's just so much at stake in terms of access to health care Broadly, the Affordable Care act argument is literally the week after the election, addressing the unrelenting attacks that come from anti abortion extremists across this country. Questions around whether survivors of sexual violence are protected in schools and at in the workplace. Whether this administration could radically restructure our benefit programs, whether organizations can take tax Taylor Tax dollars money on the one hand and then turn away LGBT people with the other and discriminate against women. The truth is really all is at stake, and our very democracy is at stake if we don't do this, right. Otis Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. Thank you so much for speaking with us on this consequential day. Thank you. And finally, today, we've been remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a barrier breaking woman, mother and finally now as the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court, her death was announced last night as millions of American Jews were getting ready to celebrate the first night of Russia. Shauna the Jewish New Year. As NPR's Sam Greenglass.
"national women law center" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Shrugged and said, And no big deal in the markets are doing okay. Ever since we'll have to wait and see how long the markets can sustain this level of volatility. How long will individual investors agree to sustain this level of market volatility and how long will people remain focused on their long term goals? I'll give you a couple of quick, fast facts. You'll find interesting number one barons polled Wall Street strategists and asked them. What do you think is gonna happen to the stock market for the rest of the year? The general consensus Minimal games. They're basically calling for the markets to be pretty flat for the rest of the year, and the markets will end the year pretty much where they are today. In between now and then, that may be volatile, but we'll end up pretty much where we are is what the Wall Street analysts, on average had to say. Meanwhile, here's another really fascinating statistic. If you were to ask an individual investor who buys and sells their own securities and does their own trading how well they're doing Chances are they'll be bragging about their returns. Hey, I I did a survey That's the American Association of individual investors, and they did a survey of their members, and they learned that their own membership these air active stock traders. They overestimated their own investment returns. By 3.4% points per year. In other words, they're not making nearly as much money as they think they're making, or perhaps set another way. They're not making nearly as much money as they're telling you. That they're making. And in fact, when asked, how are you doing compared to the market averages, they overstated their returns by more than 5% points. In other words, when people tell you how much money they're making in the market, don't believe them. They're lying. Maybe knowingly, deliberately consciously for braggadocio rights, maybe simply because they're miscalculating their own returns, and they don't know that they're not doing a cz. Well as they think they're doing. One final statistic for you Here on the Wreck. Gentleman show on analysis by the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D. C. Ah black woman makes 61 sense. For every dollar. A white man makes For doing the same job. Let's go to the phones here on the wreck. Cattleman show talking to Brett. He's in Dent in Maryland. Welcome to the show. Brett Rick, How you doing today? Doing great. Thanks so much for calling. How can I help you? Yeah, I just have a quick question for you. My son is starting his first year of college on Linus Paul. We've been saving for years in the 5 29 plan and have about two years safe so far one year pre paid and the rest of the 2020 life cycle funds. We recently paid off our mortgage. We have more money to continue saving for a school. The question is Since we've arrived at our time is pretty much limited to we continue deceiving the 5 29 life cycle funds or do we put it into a savings account? You know, because I don't want to lose anything at the market swings every year. Yeah, You're exactly right. I I would not bother adding money to 5 29. Unless you get a state tax deduction for doing so, and not every state does it. Maryland does provide a state tax deduction depending on your tax return, and so on and so forth. So you can put the money into the 5 29 in the state program, but then put it into the money market choice. Okay that they offer, which is essentially the bank account similar right now it's kind of the same. Andi, this way. Don't worry about market fluctuation, and you're right. The whole point of a 5 29 plan is that allows you to save for college and take advantage of the fact the money grows tax free. And that is fabulous when you have 5 10 15 years to save, But if you've only got five months or a year or two, you know him enough time to take the advantage of compound growth, so it becomes rather pointless. So the only real reason to saving it is the state tax break. And that's even a pretty small amount of money because it's a state tax deduction, Not a federal tax deduction. But hey, you know what the heck it's worth. So that's what I would recommend. Okay. Great. Something very much for your time. I appreciate it. You're very welcome. Breath happened. Help. That was Bretton Dent in Maryland. Here on the wreck, Cattleman show and you couldn't do it. Bret did call me Triple eight Plan wreck any time during the week. In fact, not just for the radio show, but my colleagues and I here it element financial engines. Happy to answer your questions. Get you the information you need to make sure what you're doing is what you ought to be doing. Triple 875 to 67.
"national women law center" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The way she was before Harris was announced as the pick Fatima Goss Graves. President of the National Women's Law Center Action Fund, helped found a group called We Have her back their goal toe watchdog media coverage that relied on racial or gender stereotypes. That means vented things like they're like ability. What they're wearing their looks whether they're too ambitious Exhibit a conservative commentator Tucker Carlson, on Fox America is indeed ready for a black president. We elected one twice. It. Is America ready for a shallow hectoring, Which lady whose only real fans working hedge funds and MSNBC, Carlson also seemed to deliberately mispronounce Harris, his first name. Fatima Graves notes that deliberate mangling of Camilla is quite intentional, and he's not alone. You know who's further left and crazy. Tamala. I think that's sort of missed pronunciation is they're buying two other her. It is designed to show that she is different and it is designed to disrespect her. It is for sure race and practice. Now you might hear that and think women and Democrats or just being too sensitive. But grave says in message to other women candidates. It's been the message frankly young women of color. Aimee Allison, who founded she, the people to encourage women of color to enter politics, says.
Fatima Gross Graves, CEO & President of the National Women's Law Center
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner and this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with Fatima. Goss graves the president and CEO of the national. Women's law center. She joins to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, and how the pandemic will uniquely affect women women who are of course on the frontlines as essential workers. We also discuss the childcare crisis, and we talk about a recent report published by the National Women's Law Center I'm the investment needed to adequately fund the country's childcare knees? So here's my conversation with Pajama. Gos- graves. Screens welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you. So we are about. Three months. I think into pandemic now. That sounds surreal to say. But you know. The economic fallout has been really swift. It's been head-spinning. There have been millions of people out of work. You know overnight. But we're just starting to parse through which groups specifically will be the hardest economically when I was specifically talk about women. Can you give me a quick summary of what the picture looks like for women right now economically. Crisis like the line we are in is gonNA always reveal inequalities that exist before one of the things that we know is bad about one in three women who are working are considered essential worker is in. That's in part because women are disproportionately in the healthcare system, both as nurses doctors in also in nursing homes sped. It is also because women work in retail and in manufacturing jobs like at Amazon, so they are disproportionately. Cashier is in big stores that have stayed open in on the front lines. You'll see them on the street doing things like delivering nail, and and so as a result, it's about one in three of women who are working right now are are right now front line. In working without hazard, pay working without protective equipment to ensure that they can work with safety and at the same time when we look at who lost their jobs quickly that women disproportionately have lost their jobs over the last two months in. That's especially to black and Brown women. And part of the reason that is again is job segregation. It's where women worked. So women make up a disproportionate number of people who work in restaurants that had to close in close quickly proportionate number of people who work as. Housekeepers in hotels who who work in small retail who work as domestic workers in and we're talking about jobs where people aren't working in sitting on a huge safety net to begin with these are all jobs that were already in the lowest paid fields. and. Were women were working in many many states just for seven twenty five an hour, trying to scrape by enough. So wait, you have. Is that about forty percent of the people who were working in those jobs about forty percent women who were working in those fields were already basically working fulltime making poverty wages. For the ten domecq incident you if you're picturing frontline workers. If you're lucky, enough and I'm probably have lucky in quotes. You can't see me on a podcast to work. And deep in sharp unemployment at the same time, women are more likely to be caregivers, and Co or sole breadwinners, and we're in a time where that care crisis that we have right now around people who have either been forced to work in this period outside the home or who have been working from home, but also parenting in home. Schooling is largely being ignored. As states race to reopen without a plan, a big part of the problem with having no plan as you haven't figured out. What are people going to do about having to go back to work without schools without summer camps without child-care? Exactly, that's a huge piece because when you look at the stories about people who are rushing to get out in these states that have open or starting to open early. Early you know what are the pictures of their of people who are sitting in restaurants and bars, and who are the people were on the front lines serving them primarily women and those women have children at home in their responsible for child care, and they don't. They don't have the childcare safety net there to help them. I was GONNA. Say I can tell you we're going to say on the. Interstate period, but Came in I, don't care and safety net. Yeah but one of the numbers you mentioned. It's one third of the essential workers are women right now? The positions that have been deemed to be essential one those are women well. It's one in three women who work are essential workers who it's in the in in some ways, it's an even larger percentage, so it's not that women are spread in so many many different occupations, one third of them are actually frontline workers right now. I think we have this image in her head that there's some tiny percentage of people who are out there on the front lines and. Everyone else is not for women. That's very much. Not The case may are on the frontlines right now in really large proportions, and those are just the ones that were talking about who are working frontline out there right now. We're not even talking about the many people who are also working from home. Everyone struggling with care crisis
Coronavirus Employment Shock Hits Women Harder Than Men
"More than thirty six million Americans to file for unemployment benefits since the economic crisis began in mid March and experts say the job losses are hitting women particularly hard especially women of color CBS correspondent Anna Werner says a new study by the national women's law center finds roughly one in six black women and one in five Latino women are now out of work one rather stunning statistic from the law center's report they say between the end of the Great Recession in June two thousand nine and February of this year women had gained eleven point one million jobs in April they say the entirety of those games was wiped
New campus sex assault rules bolster rights of the accused
"At least one woman's rights group says they plan to challenge new rules for reporting sexual assaults on college campuses general education secretary Betsy to boss released the new guidelines for how schools like you dub should handle complaints of sexual assault or misconduct the new regulations say schools have to investigate complaints filed through a formal process allegations of stalking domestic violence and dating violence must now be investigated colleges are now required to hold hearings with both the victim and the accused present both will have to answer questions those accused will also have access to all evidence collected against them suckered the boss says the goal is to be more fair to everyone involved in these cases critics worry those new roles will keep victims from coming forward and reduce legal liabilities for schools the national women's law center says it plans to challenge the regulations in
New campus sex assault rules bolster rights of the accused
"Radio education secretary Betsy to Voss has issued final rules that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct provisions of the new regulations bolster the rights of the accused and narrow the scope of cases colleges are required to investigate the new rules replace policies from the Obama administration that device says turn campus disciplinary panel's indicating a records opponents say the new policy weakens protections for victims and will discourage many from reporting misconduct the national women's law center says it will go to court to challenge
"national women law center" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"What's really ironic here? Is that a significant share. Republican voters are women right but the party is moving in this direction. Were these women. Voters don't have representation in their chosen party. I mean I think that going back to the differences between democratic and Republican women. I think we are at this moment of sort of this. Existential threat facing Republican women candidates in the trump era as white women have have indeed swung more Democratic Post Twenty Sixteen Republican have really struggled to prevail in their primaries and they become increasingly accountable to a Republican base. That one is not that concerned with elevating women leaders and second has been found to be increasingly characterized by hostile sexism. And so I just think that there are some real questions about not just what it means for policy outcomes but also what it really means for our democracy if we are going to be in a country where only one party reflects. America you know really reflects all of the people that comprise the population that comprise the electorate. And I think that really bears some serious attention I. It is increasingly concerning that there is one political party that is becoming even more dominated by only white male leadership political leadership. You know I think we have to take a really good look at what. The implications are not just on policy but really for democracy at large right. And I'm trying to wrap my brain around what that might mean practically and what the implications might be and I can't because I don't think we've lived in the world where you know. The Republican Party has been completely white and all male or their work going pretty quickly. I mean practically what does that mean. Yeah well I mean. I think we are starting to see that writing in with the with the tremendous assaults on women's bodily autonomy that we've seen in the in the last years I mean all of this has really been taken up to such a tremendous level. You know that it really is pretty alarming so I think we have to think about kind of what what the implications are at. I know that there are some within the Republican Party in some Republican women in particular that are also concerned about this and sound the alarm bells but we have a long way to go in terms of reflective representation writ large but it is becoming increasingly stark that the two parties are in very very different places when it comes to reflective representation pride. I guess I'm having a hard time. Viewing this Outside of a partisan Lens I am a Democrat. And I'm thinking you know great. I chose the right party. I'm the party that has representation from all groups in the country and that's good. That's great for me. I chose Party. You know but I guess generally when you do have a primarily two party system. Both parties should reflect the electorate. But it's hard to fathom you know long term what that might actually look like if we do have one party. That's that's all men in a white and the other party that is representing the rest of America. And that's that's you know passing policy. That's important for the rest of America. Right. I WOULD IMAGINE. Ideally that would mean that. The party that has greater representation would be more successful than winning races. But I don't know if that's true it's it's a hard thing to kind of flush out that's right that's right and I'm really interested in this cycle this in the twenty twenty cycle because there have been some new efforts to really amp up recruitment of Republican women running for office like we're seeing continued interest. And I think the energy that we saw in twenty eighteen from the look from what I've seen from early filings. It looks like that energy will be sustained through twenty twenty in terms of democratic women running up and down ballot but there has been an effort to also be recruiting more Republican women who to run in twenty twenty and I'm very curious to see how they prevail like. That's going to be very telling and I. I think very instructive for kind of the future of the Republican Party as well. It's one of the things I was also daydreaming about. When I was reading the study was you know what we could accomplish if we did have gender parity state legislations. Because we're not there yet. We're making some gains but we're not quite there. Do you have any ideas of how we can help? Move that along. Yeah well I think the other thing that's really important to note is that I think a lot of the media coverage about this wave of women that ran in twenty eighteen. It was Kinda framed as though like every day women just suddenly woke up and I'm running for office and I think to a certain extent. There's some truth there. I mean I think there was a level of political interest in political mobilization. That happened post twenty. Sixteen that people got involved in politics at in all sorts of different new ways but we also saw in the wake of two thousand sixteen was the culmination of work. That's taken years to accomplish. And it wasn't just a spontaneous Kind of mobilization of new candidates many of these candidates have been recruited and trained by organizations working on the ground. I know you had Amanda Littman on recently run for something that might know has really been working to elect young people and especially in down ballot races. There are a number of organizations that have been recruiting and training women candidates. Lgbtq candidates black candidates lat next candidates candidates really identifying where are their strong leaders and helping give give them the skills and the training and support. They need to run for office. And so when we look at a state like Nevada and you think how did we get to this point where there's now fifty two percent whereas you know majority women legislature? Well the truth is that Nevada has had a really strong emerged chapter for many years. Twelve of the women now serving in the Nevada state legislature are emerge alums. And so not only do. Those types of programs provide the early skills building and training for. Like you know if you if you're interested in running for office. What do you need but they also provide this network for women rights as they make their decisions as they decide to run for local office for State Office. They are in communication and in in a community with all sorts of other women running and serving as well and I think some of the legislative success that we saw in the in the analysis is likely reflects the successive those types of programs as well. Because you're not then just coming into a state legislature and completely having to navigate on your own but you also have relationships with others that have kind of come up through the pipeline with you and I think that has been a real source of support and strength for a lot of newly elected women's State. Legislators plus a really important point. I hadn't thought about that. Actually that's a really excellent point about you know developing this network of women that you've come up with the same organization the same the same program and and you're right. I did have Amanda Litmanen. And she's great from run for something and I know a lot of the run for something alums have you know. They've won state races including the delegates in Virginia. And they've done really great things so I think that's a that's a really great. Starts Her woman listening to this. And you you want to run for office contact some of these groups and I'll probably publish lists in the show notes along with a link to the city for some of the groups like Emily's list or run for something in higher heights which is another one that helps elect Black women as obviously exactly a really really important programs in where we're starting to see real gains in representation not just of of women but of you know kind of all underrepresented populations it's undoubtedly a byproduct of the investment that these groups have have been making in identifying really talented individuals in helping them Helping provide the skills and the networks in the supports and indeed like all of them I. They're doing amazing work but none of them I think are kind of at this level in scale that they would ideally like to be so. There are huge opportunities to be investing in building that pipeline. And I think what we've Seen Post Twenty sixteen is that those types of investments can really reap tremendous. It's not all instantaneous. But over time they really just you know make make a huge difference in both political and policy outcomes right which is why. I think that this analysis is really important because it educates people on the fact that this isn't just about electing women just because we want. Lx women as women right. It's about the fact that women are very effective. Legislators and it's beneficial for everyone to support organizations who helped women get into office. I think that's really the key that the finding about events that productivity for legislatures as a whole increases that all legislators are more productive on that they're introducing in enacting more legislation in legislatures with greater numbers of women was to me the most important finding you know. I think all of us that are a fight for and worked to advance gender justice. Racial Justice we do this not because we only want to benefit women people of Color Cetera. But because we think it will benefit everyone and I think what we've seen from the productivity is data is that there are benefits. There are whole kind of system wide benefits to more reflective representation. Well Julie Kohler thank you so much for joining me and talking about this really important analysis and thank you so much for doing this work. Thanks so much for having me. Thank you for listening. The electorate is independently created and produced by me. Jen Taylor skinner and of course I'm the host but I also do all of the editing audio and the graphics you name it. It's on my plate so if you enjoyed this. Episode of the electorate cleese helped the electric grow by subscribing. Just hit the subscribe button. Whatever after you used to listen to podcasts. Also leave a review for the electorate on itunes lastly one final way to help. 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"national women law center" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm Jen Taylor skinner. And this is the electorate on this episode. Had Conversation with Julie Kohler. She's a fellow at the National Women's law center since she joined to discuss a new analysis that the recently published showing that women are more effective state. Legislators men now. I've seen similar studies in the past about how women in politics are generally more prolific. They passed more bills et CETERA. But I've never seen the data at the state legislative level and this is important because everyone in politics right now is focused on winning state legislatures and I've done at least a half dozen episodes on this topic this year alone because a lot of people have come to realize that winning state legislative races is the key to passing more bills like paid family leave or expanding voting rights and Mike passing the equal rights amendment and this new analysis from the National Women's law center is just another way to think about what can be accomplished with greater legislative power and what women specifically can accomplish with that power. So here's my conversation with Julie. Cooler Julie Kohler welcome to the cast. Thank you thanks so much for having me. So the National Women's law center you conducted an analysis that that uncovered that women were more effective and more prolific state. Legislators than men. And you know. I'm kind of familiar with this research because I think a few years ago. There was an analysis. Done that uncovered similar data right. But I don't think anything's been done recently. And specifically looking at women in State legislators. Is that true? Yeah that's exactly right. I've been really interested. Post Twenty Eighteen. At what is transpiring in the wake of these really record gains and political representation for women. And there's been a lot of focus on the changes in Congress and the role of newly elected women in the house both in taking back democratic control of the house but also and kind of. What's what the issues that they're advancing. But it's in the states where the gains political representation are actually even more dramatic and so I was curious in looking at the states because I think they provide a really important window into you know. The effects of more reflective representation on policy outcomes in examining. What are we seen in states? Now that we're seeing a real gains and tremendous variety across states and a huge range in terms of women's representation. You're absolutely right and just to go over some of the numbers I mean. We've made some significant inroads at the state level. So I think that in two thousand eighteen. There's been what a three-point gain and legislative seats for women. Yes over the last two years we've seen so now we're at twenty nine percent in terms of women's representation overall across all of the States in Congress about twenty three percent but then we're seeing real tremendous disparity across states and so for example in two thousand. Eighteen Nevada became the very first state to have a majority women's Day legislature the first in the country right so I think in two thousand eighteen. Three hundred seats gained by women. Is that right? Dozens laws all of the gains in two thousand eighteen were due to democratic women so it wasn't just women across the board. It was really women based on political party so while there were pickups at in the state legislature of over three hundred seats for Democratic Women. Republican women actually lost forty more than forty seats in two thousand eighteen. So all of the gains in representation have been as a result of democratic women's victories. While I WANNA talk about the difference in the party's there in a minute because that's that's really interesting but I don't want to forget about Virginia. I don't know if you've mentioned Virginia yet but that was really important because I think it was about a month ago. Maybe three weeks ago. That Virginia became the thirty eighth state to ratify the equal rights amendment the era and that was specifically because of these gains at the state level by women. There was I lean for corn rights. And you know you WanNa talk about Virginia absolutely absolutely so you know in a in over the last couple election cycles we've seen real transformations in the composition of the Virginia legislature both the House of delegates and the Senate not only have Democrats taken back control of both Both houses but we've really seen transformations women's leadership so a record forty women. Now serve in Virginia House of Delegates. As you mentioned they now have the first woman speaker With Eileen filler Corn Selection as speaker of the House of delegates and we have the first black woman in As serving as majority leader in the House of delegates there's just leadership and reflective representation across the board Danika. Rome became the first transgender woman to chair a committee in the Virginia House delegates. So we're really seeing just kind of historic firsts. All across the country in terms of women's representation. Do we have any idea of what's happening with Republican women and why it's kind of the reverse of what's happening with with democratic women right because they think that the analysis uncovered also that as far as like all the groups that you looked at Democratic men Democratic Women Republican Republican women to women are on top as far as being the most effective the most prolific and at the very bottom or on the other end of the spectrum are Republican women. Is that right? Yeah yeah so maybe I can. I talk about kind of what we found in terms of the patterns and I'd love to go into the the issue of of of corporate in greater detail to the National Women's law center partnered with Corum. Corum is a public affairs software platform to run some new analyses. And what we wanted to do was really look at how women state. Legislators were faring. These last two years and what we found Several things so first of all women state legislators introduced more bills and some more of their legislation enacted than their male counterparts. And as we said as you mentioned at the beginning of the interview that actually replicates other findings that have found that women legislators tend to be more productive or effective in passing legislation than men but we also found was that greater representation of women was associated with greater productivity overall so legislators all legislators serving in chambers that had greater levels of representation of women's representation introduced passed more bills in the last two legislative sessions than those serving in legislatures with fewer women. So in other words there was an overall effect. There was an overall benefit to having more diverse legislatures Also I think this was the question that you asked about party differences. We really did find that. This was that the productivity was not just a function of gender but was really the intersection of gender political party Democratic Women's State. Legislators introduced bills some more their bills enacted than democratic men than Republican men and Republican women alike and finally democratic women were also more likely to champion legislation that supports women in their families and to get the legislature passed so for example in Twenty Nineteen Democratic Women State legislators introduced successfully enacted bills on paid family. Leave on child care sexual harassment minimum wage than any other group of state legislators so the benefit that interplay with. Liberal Party is one that I think really does warrant more discussion and I think what was interesting. And certainly noteworthy was that when we looked at comparing the four groups of state legislators. Democratic Women introduced in enacted the highest number of bills and the group that introduced and enacted the lowest number of bills. Was Republican women so that was particularly striking difference that it wasn't just a function of gender but that it really seemed to be the interplay between gender and political party. I would imagine that it would be really hard to determine why that is. I mean. I'm just really curious myself that. What is it about the difference in culture between the two parties and the women in both parties? That would make that difference and we do. We know that we know for certain but we can. Certainly I think speculate one of the other things that I've been doing is over the past year. I've been interviewing a number of women state. Legislators about their experiences and I've talked to democratic women. They've all been democratic women. I've spoken to them Women serving in democratic majorities and Republican. Majorities you know in widely different states with wildly different political cultures so content of a good sense of some of the dynamics that they're experiencing. I will say that numbers of democratic women. Newly elected democratic women also have really noted that they're serving in chambers where the leadership really supported them and was open and receptive to the contributions of new. Legislators really kind of empowered them encourage them now. This is of course not a experience across the board but it was noteworthy that many e and really kind of you know coming into legislative cultures. That was that. Were excited about mentoring..
Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions
"Are talking this hour about the verdict handed down yesterday in the case against Harvey Weinstein. And what if any work remains to be done in the metoo movement and whether or not yesterday's verdict was a watershed moment in the metoo movement? I'm joined by a team. Goss graves. She's president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center and co-founder of Times Up Legal Defense Fund and joining us. Now from New York is Jodi Kantor. Jody along with her colleague. Megan twohey both from the New York. Times they are Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporters who first broke the story about Harvey Weinstein and his sexual harassment behavior to say the least Jodie and Megan are co authors of the two thousand eighteen book. She said breaking the sexual harassment story. That helped ignite a movement. Jodi Kantor welcome to on point. Glad to be with you so first of all I. Have you been in touch with many of the women who even speaking to over the years in the in the wake of the Weinstein verdict yesterday and if so what have they told you I had? I actually delivered the news. Tash Lee Judd. Yesterday I called her Emmy told her. I just really a few minutes after the guilty verdict. What had happened and she took a second and he just said this is the way it's supposed to be. This is the way it's supposed to be. And then what did? What did she mean by that? What more does she tell you? I think what team anticipated. Harvey Weinstein signature is lack of accountability. This is a man who manipulated people. Who PRESSURED THEM TO SIGN? Nondisclosure AGREEMENTS PAID PEOPLE OFF Often intimidated and threatened people according to numerous sources and former employees and the idea that he is finally facing accountability. I think meant a tremendous amount to different people. Some people felt closer people. Some people felt Satisfaction. But I think when you look at the power of me too. It's really accountability. That's driven the whole thing. The idea that there are consequences for this kind of behavior is what caused other people to come forward in the first place. Jodi you've been following this story for so long now. I wonder what you make. Of the fact that he was found guilty on those on those two counts against him but but not but not all of them. What's what is the the the implications of that. It was a mixed verdict. Which I think is actually pretty symbolic of me to that. It is very hard to resolve these issues in society and remember that the jury was charged with interpreting a lot of complicated questions about consent. This was by no means You know a sort of Straightforward set of allegations. And so. I think I think we as the Society of the lot of these jurors we ask them to go into a room and resolve things that the rest of us have not really worked out And the U. and Megan wrote a story just yesterday for the Times Following the the the verdict. And it you point out your remind us of the two thousand eighteen verdict against bill cosby the Cosby and the Weinstein verdicts taken together. Do you think that we're we're seeing a change in terms of as you're making put it end of story people's acceptance of the quote messy -ness of these kinds of cases and what it takes to prove? What happened in a court of law? That's the question I mean either. To very high profile cases but especially in the Weinstein trial part of the significance of the verdict comes from the fact that this was a really long shot case in a lot of ways. It was risky for the prosecutors. Some fellow prosecutors didn't even think the New York Attorney New York. Da was right to miss soured And so then the fact that they won this victory means that they may have done something to shift andries of sex crimes prosecutions and whose stories get hurt annoy only heavy for another minute or two more. Jodi because I imagine you're still very busy but there is no problem. I just WanNa ask you one last question. I mean as I'm just wondering if I could ask you to step just a hair outside your role as a as a reporter for a moment and just reflect with me on what this moment meant to you and to Megan in terms of all the work that you put in to do the investigations that drove this issue into the public mind. What does the verdict mean to you? Well thank you for asking. That mean when I would say is that the meaning of this work was clear to me from within the very first phone calls to the very first braves women who told us their stories and we did this work without knowing what we would find what we are others would uncover. What the extent of the allegations are now we can see crimes would turn out to be and we hit the way. Yeah whether Weinstein would be prosecuted or not and and and what would result from that prosecution? You do the story just to find the truth. Knowing the journalism may be the only form of count ability that he faces or knowing that it could lead to something more we'll Jodi cantor is the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Co author with Megan. Twohey of she said breaking the sexual harassment story. That helped ignite a movement. Jodi thank you very much. Thank you take care.
"national women law center" Discussed on Unladylike
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Pushout Film Explores Over Criminalization of Black Girls In School
"Some research shows black girls are much more likely to be punished in school them white girls according to a twenty seventeen study by the national women's law center black girls are more than four than five times more likely to be suspended them white girls and six times more likely to be expelled CBS is very good Duncan spoke to a thirteen year old who felt bullied by her teacher in your own words what happened in the second grade I was basically bullied or felt bullied by my teacher she said in second grade an argument with another student led to her teacher dragging semi outside she then grabs my chair that I was sitting in and drag me across the room to the door and sat me outside outside outside like outside in the cold yes and this was the day before Christmas break the teenager story was featured in a new documentary called push out the criminalization of black girls in school the film was screened last month at the New York metropolitan museum of art and will air on PBS next year
"national women law center" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Have been forced to take risks or get creative which one was it that made it three year silence P. sixty four you found this long dark tunnel that unfortunately isn't great in terms of a lot less crossing in general so far the national wildlife federation has raised more than thirteen million dollars from private donors and they're confident they'll raise the remaining fifty to sixty million completion is set for twenty twenty three so this is a pretty large area how do we know that animals will find their way to this one tiny bridge so we put up a sign crossing that way you know what's great about wildlife crossings is the science is really well established where we have the advantage from some of these other crossings is this is it they're already trying to cross here what I love about it too we're saving my outlines reconnecting eco system but we're going to inspire the world black women speak will pay day was this week but the national women's law center finds that over their careers their salaries are running nearly a million less than their white male counterparts the lost interest Emily Martin joins us to explain black women typically make only sixty one cents for every dollar paid to white non Hispanic man and that adds up to a typical loss of more than twenty three thousand dollars a year when you look at that over the course of a career that means a black woman starting her career today stands to lose almost a million dollars nine hundred and forty six thousand dollars to the wage gap over the course of her career that seems like a staggering figure out what what's your basis for being that much it's life changing money and the reason is that the wage gap continues our our many unfortunately one big reason is there's still a lot of bias and discrimination in the job market employers still consciously or subconsciously hand to undervalue the work done by women in general and even more sharply undervalues the work done by black women in particular does it matter about the education level or is it just as bad weather you have a doctorate or a master's or a bachelors or high school well this is depressing but actually the wage gap is largest for black women who have professional degrees and doctorates compared to their white male counterparts is it discrimination as a bias is that the few the few number of black women that are attaining that education level or what's the reason it's a little bit of all of the above so it's discrimination and bias we also see that black women are much more likely to be working in low wage jobs and much less likely to be working in high wage jobs that and white non Hispanic man does the national women's law center have any suggestions on how to close this gap one of the things that we need to do is raise the floor of wages because black women are more likely to work in our lowest wage jobs we need to make sure those lowest wage jobs pay decently we need more protections around page transparency it's hard to know if you're being paid less than the white guy across the hall if your employer has rules against talking about how much you make with your co workers joy for jazz lovers of the Smithsonian national museum of African American history and culture curators one recess one of Charlie Parker's famous sports is now on.
"national women law center" Discussed on The Takeaway
"In two thousand eighteen the metoo movement raised our awareness of sexual harassment and assault within and outside of the workplace, but awareness alone isn't enough to make systemic change. So we're taking a look at the successes and failures of state laws that took the movement beyond a hashtag Myra. Goo is the director of workplace equality for the national women's Law Center. Migrate to have you with us. Thanks xena. It's great to be here. So I love this idea that we went beyond the hashtag and actually into policy. Let's take a look at the big picture over the past year. How much of a nationwide push was there for new laws related to me too. It was much broader than I think most people are aware of in the last year states and cities really stepped up to lead the way in passing reforms to address workplace harassment states across the country introduced over a hundred bills last year and eleven actually pass legislation. Addressing common problems in barriers that a lot of victims face in the workplace. Now. Of course, we know that there are many ways to define workplace harassment. But were there some common themes in terms of defining it, and what people were looking for in terms of changing these environments? Yes, in, you know, the national women's Law Center fund houses the times up legal defense fund, which is celebrating its one year anniversary tomorrow, and the thousands of requests from assistance that have come in have sort of reflected some common themes that we've also heard from workers around the country and one of them is that there's still a lot of fear and secrecy about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, but it's not an accident. And that's because employers have been using these tools that have ended up silencing victims making them afraid to come forward and really hiding the true extent of harassment in a workplace. And so that's part of what a lot of states and cities focused on this past year in terms of policy and a lot of states actually pass legislation to address that and one of those things that one of those tools at employers use or nondisclosure agreements or NDA's. So let's talk about these NDA's or nondisclosure agreements. What are they have? They been used by employers at how are you trying to change that so NDA's our agreements or their parts of agreements that prevent people from talking about certain things or disclosing certain information people are asked to sign NDA's at the time. They are hired for a job. And these NDA say, you know, they can't talk to their workers about harassment or discrimination. They can't come together to challenge it. They can't go to a civil rights agency or law enforcement report assaults or discrimination. People are also being asked to sign NDA's in the context of settlement agreement. So let's say someone actually has come forward to make a complaint the employers trying to resolve that and they end up settling those elements frequently contain clauses that say the the employees can't talk to anyone. One about the facts of their case or where it happened or what happened why are people signing these? I mean, are they becoming more and more popular? They are coming more and more common people are signing them. Because in many cases, they don't have a choice, you know, particularly for people in low wage jobs. They may not have the resources to hire an attorney to negotiate an employment contract for them or to negotiate a settlement agreement. So if you really need a job to support your family, maybe you're not reading the employment contract that you're signing. You don't really have a choice you need that job..
CBS to donate $20M to women's groups after Moonves ouster
"Les Moonves says the money will go to eighteen groups, including the national women's Law Center, and the women's media centre Munoz is accused of sexually harassing a dozen women and trying to derail their careers. The company is now considering whether he should get any of his one hundred twenty million dollars. Severance k Swiss is developing a line of shoes for video game athletes in partnership with east sports
"national women law center" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Gary Nunn, CBS news. No, the Jill on money question of the day on KYW Dennis from buffalo asks I'm thinking of selling my business, but I've been getting mixed messages from different professionals on what it's worth is there a formula on how to value a business? Dennis really depends on your industry, and I wouldn't recommend trying to figure it out on your own unique to find a professional who specializes in business valuations and in your specific sector defined one talk to others in your field. Ideally, someone who was recently sold that pro will give you direction not just on sales valuation. But also on the important tax implications in the transaction. Abba question, send it in at Jilin money dot com. It's twelve fifty five time for money news on KYW. It's sponsored by Crashproof retirement. We go live to Bloomberg's Adrienne Mitchell. Ouch. Stocks nut Crashproof Lynn, they're dropping. Now, only the NASDAQ is hanging onto gains for the week. The Dow is down four hundred three points, the NASDAQ down ninety five and the s&p down thirty six as investors worry about global growth after week data from China and take little comfort in Chinese trade. Concessions on cars and corn CBS is giving twenty million dollars in grants to groups that work to prevent harassment in the workplace following the ouster of CEO, les Moonves, the money will go to eighteen groups, including the national women's Law Center and the women's media centre. K Swiss is developing a line of shoes for video game athletes in a partnership with these sports organization immortals, it's as a model called the grandmaster will be easy to kick off without taking your hands off the controls for more comfort during long matches immortals specs teams that play blizzards overwatch and valves counter strike global offensive the beneficial Bank Philadelphia index from Bloomberg down one and a half percent. Lynn. Thanks very much. British Prime Minister Theresa may is at a biggie. You summit in Brussels. She's trying to rescue that Brexit deal in an impassioned speech at last night's dinner to which she was not invited to reason they urged e you leaders to make the concessions needed to get the Brexit deal through Britain's parliament, but they continue to insist today there will be no negotiations. And now they've announced they'll publish their preliminary plans for a no deal Brexit next week raising the prospect of the world's fifth-biggest economy. Crashing out of Europe at eleven pm local time next March twenty ninth. Vicki Barker, CBS news, London. A southwest flight was forced to turn around after a human heart meant for donation was accidentally left on board the heart arrive Sunday at Seattle Tacoma international airport, where it was due to be unloaded. And it wasn't until after the pilot took off for Dallas that the airline realized the mistake, despite the delay, the heart was unharmed and did reach its destination on time Johnny Bob at the man at the center of the go fund me fraud cases being. Released from jail, and that's ahead in just three minutes on KYW NewsRadio. There are lots of ads out there for home security systems,.
"national women law center" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Some questions about those statements. I think that the nature of this proceeding would be compromised if we lack an opportunity to ask them questions about sworn statements that will be part of the record. So. Franklin is chairman I would object to entering them in the records. Mr chairman. White house. I have a number of letters that. I would like to ask submitted to the record that relate to the importance of proper investigation by trained professionals in pulling these kind of investigations together from the leadership conference on human rights, the national women's Law Center of the national organization for women and so forth. Candidate. I have a question for the statements that Senator Blumenthal talked about those were statements taken by our majority status. They're already in the record. Those statements were taken by majority staff. Yes. Did minority staff participate not you'll have to have Sam. What were they instructed knocked participate? They chose not to. That's right. If I may Mr Chairman. Let's listen to Senator Feinstein can we be excused? Witnesses by tire. Wages demanded. I'd like to thank Dr org. All right. In fact, we're going to continue this meeting waking. So let's just.
"national women law center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The company asks how much you making in your current job well states have started passing laws that ban companies from asking that question california's law went into effect this week noel king from our planet money team looked into the history of this expanding legal trend here's what i've always wondered if a company asks how much you make it your current job why not just lied tacked twenty grand onto your salary i assembly martin of the national women's law center now it's possible that a company could fica confirmed that information with your employer and threaten lay answer a new job found out you had lied could take that into account thing i actually wanna i wonder assume this offer because those applicant has shown herself to be untrustworthy the public service portion of this story don't lie you might get caught the reason i called the national women's law center is that this push to ban the salary question is part of the fight for equal pay here's what supporters say asking women about their previous salaries gets them stuck making lower wages than men because they are often already making less than that we know that and if a new salary is based on a previous salary it one way in which the wage gap follows women and grows over time there's been an idea around for a long time to stop this just don't let companies ask how much you're making in massachusetts in the midnineties a woman named ellen story thought this should be a law she'd recently been elected to the state house it was a big change from her town amherst amherst you know everybody whereas blue jeans and birkin stocks does the state house is very formal i almost always wore a suit so i was very conscious of dressing the part consciously trying to get this law passed she in a cosponsor started reaching out across the aisle getting local business leaders on board but she says some business groups like the national chamber of commerce didn't like the idea they couldn't really say it publicly i mean or just looked like a fool if you meant always do a better job than women and so they have to be paid more you know that's just so blatantly untrue so they just said we don't want politicians making rules on how and who we hire so the.
"national women law center" Discussed on KQED Radio
"National women's law center has heard before emily martin says employers should use labour market data a candidates job experience skills and education to set salary and she says it's problematic to negotiate using past salary as a guide that is another place where where unjustified inequities creep and women tan to ask for last lasting negotiations than men employers don't react as well when women negotiate martin says employers should just set clear salary ranges and share that information with applicants in oregon a new salary history ban just took effect this month from its office in downtown portland mammoth hr provides human resources advice to employers across the country and the firm's been fielding questions about how to comply with these new laws director carry lear points out even companies that aren't beast in a place where the salary history ban may be hiring workers who are her advice just take the salary questions off for everyone we expect other states to be joining along employers might as well just get ahead of it lear says the new laws could be a minefield for employers for instance job candidates can still volunteered their salary history but under oregon ganz law you really shouldn't be using it to make any determinations about a salary that's going to be paid meanwhile lear says bans questions are still pervasive among employers in oregon and other affected states according to the national women's law center this year nearly half of states considered legislation to ban asking about south owlry history in hiring i'm mitchell hartmann for marketplace.
"national women law center" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"You know it i don't need the catharsis of sharing me too i've processed what's happened to me and it belongs to me and that's fine but if mees saying that yes of course obviously me too because i don't know woman who has not been in that position contributes any material change then of course i'm happy to step up and say that fatuma you're at the national women's laws center when we have a tidal wave of women like this sitting me to this happened to me to this ever to me to does it change the atmosphere when it comes to maybe the response of law enforcement to these uh instances the the way these are handled and courts even the way legislators look at potential policy a repair hey you can have real power if culture change and that translating into a different sort of enforcement and in a meaningful power hain we ran a hotline at the national lemon faulkner and over the last two we are intake jeff on harassment had gobbled it we are hearing from heap on and we're hearing from people in rape likely happen i ever before and we have a new legal network of attorney who are ready to take on the hype cave showed the infrastructure is being built to be able to better represent people who experience harassment and wanted to go for it in a formal way do by the idea of a culture change here for team leader i mean you've been at this a lot for a wild do bar that this could be a tipping point or a turning point.
"national women law center" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Confidentiality agreements papering over allegations of sexual abuse they're not just hollywood thing it's a much bigger problem joanna gross minutes a professor at 'some used dedmon school of law it's a very common play way of handling the cereal harasser is particularly those who have power or a valuable to accompany so says new york state senator brad hogg aleman let's outlaw them he's proposing a state law that would ban confidentiality agreements related to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination the theory being that secrecy of rvd grebien perpetuate really a culture of sexual harassment and abuse sounds good but turns out eliminating them isn't the straightforward solution it might appear to be frank way i have been wrestling with hats emily martin is vp for workplace justice set the national women's law center yes these guy quarters aren't protecting the public interest but without confidentiality agreement she says employers folks in power might be less willing to settle they might force the victim to choose between keeping quiet and going public going to court i think that's an important conversation to be handed out where to draw the line so that you aren't making it impossible for victims to get any sort of relief short of a judicial order but the status quo she says doesn't seem to be working i'm adrienne health for marketplace we're going to take another quick swing by taxes here for a second corporate taxes specifically in how congressional republicans and president trump are framing the tax cuts they wanna give american businesses both lower corporate rates overall and a one time break to bring back profits that those companies have had parked overseas.
"national women law center" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"At the storm known as nato has strengthened to a category one hurricane intensifying friday night over the waters of the gulf of mexico meteorologist chris landsea at the national hurricane center tells us hurricane aid is moving north flowing pretty quickly it about twenty two miles per hour and a forecasters breaking continue moving more and to make landfall on saturday night on either louisiana mississippi are alabama data sustain wind speeds of seventy five miles per hour lawsuits planned over the trump administration's decision friday to allow more employers to opt out of providing no cost birth control catholic bishop say the administration's move is a return to common sense mehra gondal powers is senior counsel at the national women's laws center the rule goes into effect immediately go way at work here that people could expect a in a thirty day from now cady losing birth control coverage howard's group is one of several planning legal action in order to block the rule recent hurricanes took a toll on jobs supplies is hit by hurricanes erma and harvey collectively employ eleven million americans many of which would temporarily off the job when the storm struck that's particularly true florida's tourism industry bars and restaurants lost one hundred five thousand jobs however the unemployment rate fell to four point two percent and that's because even people who couldn't work tim earlier collective paycheck because of the storm we're still considered employee and outside the hurricanes on the job market was decent especially at healthcare warehousing and transportation it's an exhibitor ski abc news new york vice president mike pence was importer rico friday meeting with those impacted by hurricane maria in the history of this time in this crisis is recorded import ricoh this will be a chapter when american's stood by americans and delivered on that vice president spoke at a church in in blazer.
"national women law center" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"At a bank in tennessee is now in custody police in colombia's say douglas roach initially took nine people and health five of them for our at all had any specifics as to motive that i can comment on how the doesn't appear that robbery was captain jeremy also above the department says officers tackled roach after he emerged from the bank the white house is getting enough from some four rolling back a policy on campus sexual assault colleges investigating sexual assault were instructed during the obama era to use the lowest standard of proof preponderance of the evidence now the new standard in handling complaints is to have clear and convincing evidence they think it is going to make it much harder for survivors of sexual assault pick at after nina tawdry of the national women's law center thinks fewer victims will come forward but the trump administration says the previous policy was unfairly skewed against those accused of sexual assault mona rivera abc news it was quite a day earlier this week at the kardashian owned dash boutique in west hollywood a woman stop by thanks stay away from cuba sheep pointed a gun at employs woman left them returned a few hours later this time with a machete which he waved reporters she did managed to elude capture both times that it turns out her beef against the kardashians in cuba's that chloe kim and courtney visited havana in 2016 this is abc news guys don't really talk about any burst for and despite that ninety one percent of dove men plus care users recommended here's what they said had blocks the prosperous asia inc is the answer is comfortable smith says why gullikson smell plus if it's hard is quite masculine my under arms have the worst thing at the gym scoured hoover dam from armpits i guess dove men plus care any perspiration tough.