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  • Republican-Passed Indiana Law Takes Away Medical Treatment for Low-Income Women

    As part of their ideological crusade against women’s rights, Indiana Republicans passed a law in May that cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in their state, a nationwide women’s health care provider. Now that private donations have elapsed, Planned Parenthood is closing several locations and roughly 9,300 low-income women will no longer have the same access to health care.

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  • President Obama at the WLF: We’re Fighting for Our Daughters’ Future

    Following a day of speeches from women who are making a difference, yesterday’s Women’s Leadership Forum finished up with a visit from another featured guest: President Obama. In his remarks, the President honed in on the impact of his administration’s policies on women and families – the Affordable Care Act, his appointments to the Supreme Court, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and access to small business loans, among many others.

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  • Michelle Obama at the WLF: "Are you in?"

    First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage at today's Women's Leadership Forum to talk about what we've accomplished together—electing Barack Obama president and bringing about some of the most historic change in generations—and what we must do to continue that progress.

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  • Previewing tomorrow: Women's Leadership Forum National Issues Conference

    Throughout the day tomorrow, some of the most influential leaders in politics, government, and women's health are gathering in Washington to discuss the issues and policies that matter most to women. The roster of VIP speakers includes President Obama and the First Lady, Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and senior staff from the Obama administration and the 2012 campaign.

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  • Democrats Celebrate National Equal Pay Day

    President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law 48 years ago today, at a time when women did not have nearly the same professional opportunities as men. Our country has come a long way since, but inequality continues today. National Equal Pay Day is a reminder that there is more we can do to ensure that everyone in the workforce is paid fairly, on the merit of that work.

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