The Democratic Women’s Caucus
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The mission of the Democratic Women’s Caucus is to increase the number of women involved in the political process as Democratic voters and candidates; to be an advocate for legislative, public, and private initiatives in the interest of women and families; and to provide women with information concerning issues and actions that affect their lives, and information on how to influence institutions and the people who have decision-making authority.
Encourage women to get involved in the political process as Democratic voters and candidates.
Be an advocate for public and private initiatives that are in the best interests of women and families.
Learn about issues and actions that affect your life and how you can influence the people who have decision-making authority.
Equal pay for equal work. It's a simple statement, and it's one that many people would agree with in concept.
Unfortunately, in practice, women aren't getting paid equally despite...
Equal work, payLast Updated on 2009-05-05 12:17:33Equal pay for equal work. It's a simple statement, and it's one that many people would agree with in concept.
Unfortunately, in practice, women aren't getting paid equally despite performing the same tasks as many men. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women in the United States earn, on average, 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. In Utah, women make 74 cents for every dollar earned by men. The number for Washington County is, well, abysmal, with women earning only 62 cents for every dollar earned by men.
The disparity is so large, that it took all of 2008 and up until Tuesday of this year for women to earn the same amount of money as their male counterparts earned in 2008 alone. Known as Equal Pay Day, Tuesday was an opportunity for women to educate the public on the unfairness that they often face in terms of wage equality.
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Bill increasing penalty for late-term abortion clears final legislative hurdleLast Updated on 2009-02-19 00:00:00
A bill that would increase the penalty for performing an abortion after a fetus is viable to a second-degree felony passed the Senate on Thursday and now goes to the governor.
HB90, sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, cleans up an existing Utah law that was ruled unconstitutional, but adds language critics warn could be unconstitutional.
The measure requires two doctors to agree a fetus would not survive outside the mother's womb in order to perform the abortion.
"The definition of viability is constitutionally suspect," said Sen. Scott McCoy, D-Salt Lake City. "While the language has been pieced together from Supreme Court cases, it's inaccurate to say this language used in this context has been endorse.
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Fund to challenge Roe v. Wade gets initial OKLast Updated on 2009-02-04 00:00:00SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A committee in the Utah House has endorsed a proposal that would create a legal defense fund to challenge Roe v. Wade.
House Bill 114 would create a legal fund that accepts private donations to help offset any legal fees the state would incur if it were to pass an abortion ban by 2014. Defending a law that bans abortion in most cases would likely cost the state millions of dollars.
A similar fund set up in the early 1990s raised about $13,000.
Rep. Ken Sumsion, R-American Fork, says he's sponsoring the bill to get the public more involved in deciding whether to challenge the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The bill was approved unanimously Wednesday and will now be heard on the House floor.
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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into lawLast Updated on 2009-01-29 11:13:59Lilly Ledbetter just wanted what was fair — to earn the same pay as her male co-workers for the same work. She took on Goodyear, her employer in Alabama, and her case went to the Supreme Court. Her years-long battle ends in triumph Thursday with a fair pay act named in her honor.
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Women's Voices. Women VoteLast Updated on 2008-12-12 16:13:13Women's Voices. Women Vote started with one goal in mind: Improving unmarried women's participation in the electorate and policy process. We have an experienced team working to achieve this goal, and have made successful strides. On the links below, you can learn more about who we are and what we've done.
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