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Women In Pennsylvania Are Being Courted For Their Votes. What Has Changed Since The Last Presidential Election?
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Lisa Pritchard and Monica O’Donnell both live in Mercer County. Born almost exactly a year apart, both of them have a birthday this week. Both worry about political divisiveness, and soon both will belong to a different political party than they did this time last year
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), at her weekly news conference on Thursday, brought up President Trump’s remark that he was going to help women by getting their husbands’ jobs back. She noted that in September alone, nearly 1 million women left the workforce. “And what’s the president’s message to women? ‘We’re getting your husbands back to work.’ ” Pelosi said. “Well, factually, it isn’t even true, but in addition to that, what decade is he living in? What century is he living in?” Most likely the 1950s, to answer Pelosi’s question — minus the manners, decorum and rectitude we associate with that era.
In a year when we should be celebrating the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage and all the economic gains made as a result, many women find themselves worried and wary about the future. That’s because, in more ways than one, women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s economic impact and that is bound to have ripple effects for years to come.
At a rally Tuesday, President Trump made his closing argument to the suburban women unpersuaded by his dog whistles and kidnapped migrant children: Hey, at least I’m helping your hubbies find jobs.
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss a drop in women in the workforce due to COVID-19, and a historic debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Was there a winner?
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Debra Carnahan, Ann Stone & Linda Chavez
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The Supreme Court ruled this week workers cannot sue employers under the Civil Rights Act for pay discrimination more than 180 days after the discrimination first occurs. This decision provoked the court's sole female member, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to read a dissent from the bench, a rare practice she first used in April after the court's decision to uphold the ban on certain late term abortions. Justice Ginsberg called the majority, quote: "indifferent to discrimination women face in the work place."
In the Ledbetter decision, the only female supervisor at a Goodyear plant in Alabama sued in 1998 after working there for nearly two decades. Women can still sue for discrimination under the Equal Pay Act, but it offers successful plaintiffs much lower awards. The woman's lawyer says workers claiming race discrimination may have no such alternative.Read More »
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