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Did Anyone Even Know That a War Was Being Waged?

By Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat on January 8th, 2014

LBJ war on povertyAs I listened to NPR’s piece this morning on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, I was struck by the fact that very little has changed. I decided to read President Lyndon B. Johnson’s famous address to Congress. That internet search led me to the March 1964 Special Message to Congress that accompanied President Johnson’s proposed Economic Opportunity Act of 1964—I strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t read it, to take a moment and do so. The message lays out the fundamentals for the creation of what are now today’s safety net programs, programs that are slowly being dismantled.

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The Year in Review: Top Legislation Impacting Women in 2013

By Jessica Zetzman on December 20th, 2013

It seems that women have been the center of many policy debates this year, both nationally and locally. We’ve been keeping an eye on important legislation affecting women and their families in 2013 and have put together a list of the top bills, policies and legislation of the year, plus a few to keep tabs on in 2014:

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The Year in Review: Our Favorite Quotes of 2013

By Mariah Craven on December 16th, 2013

Best-of-2013Many women and girls have kept us inspired over the past year with their words of wisdom! Here are a few of our favorite quotes. Be sure to share yours in the comment section.