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If you won’t speak up for yourself, who will?

— by Nick Hanauer, via Democracy for America President Obama and the Department of Labor just proposed giving millions of Americans a raise, increasing the overtime threshold from $23,600 a year to $50,440. From the fearful squawks coming from the U.S.

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Posted in Advocacy, Dept of Labor, Economy, Fair Pay

Corporate Rights Trump Women’s Health in Hobby Lobby Ruling

‘This ruling goes out of its way to declare that discrimination against women isn’t discrimination.’ – Lauren McCauley, staff writer at Common Dreams Defenders of women’s health and reproductive freedom are reacting with anger to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision

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Posted in Birth Control, Constitution, Corporate Rights, CultureWar, Discrimination, GOP, Health Care, Health Issues, Individual Rights, Judiciary/AttyGnrl, SCOTUS, Womens Issues

A Win For Workplace Fairness

— by CAP Action War Room, The Progress Report President Obama Just Announced The Single Largest Expansion Of LGBT Workplace Protections In Our Country’s History As many as 9 out of 10 voters believe federal law already protects LGBT workers from discrimination. But

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Posted in Civil Rights, Constitution, CultureWar, Discrimination, Govt Contractors, Individual Rights, Labor Issues, LGBT, Sexual Harassment

Are We Doomed to Ever More Inequality?

New research suggests that we’re certainly headed that way unless we go beyond token changes. — by Sam Pizzigati America’s ongoing debate over economic inequality may be turning a new page. Starting in the 1980s, during the debate’s first chapter,

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Posted in CultureWar, Discrimination, Fair Pay, Income Inequality

Seven Terrible State Bills

— by ThinkProgress War Room | Mar 27, 2013 Recently, we discussed some of the terrible bills floating around out there in state legislatures. Here’s another look at some of the worst proposals, including a couple that were signed into law this week: NORTH DAKOTA: The

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Posted in 1st Amendment, Abortion, Background Checks, Conscience, Constitution, CultureWar, DOMA, DOMA, Electoral College, Gun Violence, Guns/2nd Amendment Rights, Health Care, Health Issues, Individual Rights, LGBT, LGBT Rights, Marriage Equality, Right to Choose, Voting Rights
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