Stories tagged: "women"


Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Darby, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shapiro Among Attorneys General Challenging South Carolina Abortion Law

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is voicing his support for Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law.

(Courtesy of Stephanie Lane)
The Pandemic ‘Blew the House of Cards All the Way Down’ for Mothers. Can Joe Biden Build It Back Better?

Moms are not okay. The pandemic has taken a toll and they are exhausted and struggling to find affordable child care. But help could be on the way, as President Joe Biden has a plan to pass a once-in-a-generation investment to help working families.

Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby's home in Elkins Park, Pa., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Women’s Advocacy Groups Shocked and Outraged by Cosby Verdict

Women’s advocates were outraged and disheartened by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision this week to overturn Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction. The court said Wednesday that they found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
PA Supreme Court Overturns Cosby Conviction

Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.

Graphic via Rebecca Russ
Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

President-elect Joe Biden has prioritized working with women and people of color as he transitions into the White House (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Over 40% of Biden’s Transition Team Are People of Color. That Matters.

"My administration's going to look like America," Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden said earlier this year.

Job seekers fill out applications as they wait in line to enter a job fair at a new Target retail store on August 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
White Women Are Bouncing Back From the Economic Downturn. Black and Hispanic Women Not So Much.

"Women of color and Black women in particular are often working an essential job, the front-line jobs that are most vulnerable to COVID."