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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Maya and Katie Innocent man charged with murder is exonerated and released from jail… 10 years later. (NB: death penalty defenders.) Washington DC Council raises minimum wage! Today is the 62nd anniversary of the We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People petition to the UN. The rise of the lady adjuncts. A belated felicidades to [...]
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California commits to raising minimum wage to $10 an hour

TweetYesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 an hour by January 2016: Raising wages for the poorest workers is a “wonderful thing,” Brown said at a bill-signing ceremony in Los Angeles. “It’s [...]
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Infographic: 60 percent of women’s job gains in the recovery are in low-wage jobs

Tweet Today is the four-year anniversary of the last time the minimum wage was increased. I’ve written before about why everyone but especially women–who make up two-thirds of minimum wage workers–need a raise. Today, the National Women’s Law Center is out with a new analysis showing that 60 percent of the jobs women have gained in the [...]
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Infographic: The Third Shift

TweetUpworthy posted a great infographic, courtesy Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the challenges facing mothers who work in restaurants. Want to work for change? Sign ROC United’s petition in support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act and check out their website for more information and action items. Tweet
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Women need a raise in the minimum wage

TweetIn a far-ranging speech that covered everything from climate change to AIDS, President Obama presented a few proposals that are particularly important for women: Implementing universal preschool, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and raising the minium wage. As Bryce Covert notes, all three of these policies would help combat the gender pay gap, since “balancing children and [...]
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