Archive for October 2019
Elijah Cummings’ Wife Maya Says He ‘Worked Until His Last Breath’
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings was the wife of longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, Maryland. They were married for more than a decade before his sudden death on October 17, 2019. He was 68 years old and his death was attributed to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” Rep. Cummings had heart surgery in 2017 and was hospitalized in early…Read More
Report: Illinois’ Poorest Demographic Is Women Of Color
A recent report finds mainly women are in poverty in Illinois and improving their financial status would boost the overall economy in the state. The report from the research arm of the Heartland Alliance concluded that improving wages and other conditions for women would be particularly helpful to women of color. Katie Buitrago of the Heartland…Read More
Most people are good, and most people are racist.
Read the full article on the Chicago Sun Times.Read More
Planned Parenthood has been building a secret abortion “mega-clinic” in Illinois
After over a year of secret construction, Planned Parenthood announced its newest abortion facility on Wednesday: an 18,000-square-foot mega-clinic in southern Illinois. The new location is just 13 miles away from Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic, a facility in St. Louis fighting to keep its license. Since August 2018, Planned Parenthood has used a shell company to…Read More
Texas cops release body cam video of black man tied to horse: ‘It’s gonna look so bad’
Body camera video of Texas cops tying a black man to a police horse and leading him through the city during his arrest were released Wednesday. Galveston city officials posted the videos from body cams worn by the two police officers involved in the arrest on Facebook and YouTube. Photos and video of the horseback…Read More
You can’t ask job applicants about their old salary anymore. Here’s how an Illinois law that just took effect will change hiring interviews.
Illinois companies can no longer ask job applicants or their previous employers about their pay history under a law that took effect Sunday. Supporters say the measure will help close the pay gap between women and men. Sarah Labadie, associate director of policy for Women Employed, a nonprofit advocating for equal pay for women in…Read More
Illinois’ new wage history law takes effect this weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
A state new law that affects employers and workers takes effect Sunday: the “No Salary History Law,” which bars employers from asking prospective hires about what they made at previous jobs. Women’s advocacy groups have hailed the bill as a major advance for gender pay equity, arguing that using past wages as a base for salary offers…Read More
Excerpt: “The Book of Gutsy Women” by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton
In “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” (published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS), former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, write about the lives of women in history who have made a difference, ranging from social activists and political figures to writers and Olympians.…Read More
Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton on “Gutsy Women” and Trump
At the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial in Manhattan, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, look upon a 20th-century giant. “I think she was one of the greatest Americans in our history,” Hillary told “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley. “She is a kind of transcendent figure over generations because of all that she did in her…Read More
The DNC Is Sending Organizers To 8 Battleground States
The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it is funding full-time staff in eight presidential election battleground states, showing its commitment to state-level investment early in the election cycle. The central party body, which oversees the presidential nominating process and provides support for general-election efforts across the country, is financing the hiring in Arizona, Colorado,…Read More