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    Family and Medical Leave Act

    Judith Lichtman talked about about the Family and Medical Leave Act, and her organization’s role in crafting the act, which was passed in 1998. Topics included what the act…

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    Women's Health Care Coverage

    Senator Barb Mikulski (D-MD), Secretary Sebelius, and other members of Congress spoke to reporters about new health care coverage that guarantees women will receive, at no cost, an annual…

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    Gender Pay Equality Bill

    Judith Lichtman and Sabrina Schaeffer discussed possible ramifications from the Senate’s Gender Pay Equality Bill. Guests took viewer questions via phone.

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    Civil Rights Issues

    The speakers talked about the controversy over Senator Lott’s remarks at a recent 100th birthday celebration for Senator Strom Thurmond, civil rights issues, affirmative action, and…

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    Women Role Models

    Ms. Myers was honored as a role model for women and spoke about her job as White House press secretary. Other women spoke who have influential careers. A brief video was…

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    Patients Rights Legislation

    Senators and others briefed the media on recent effort to create a patient’s bill of rights.  This proposed legislation would protect managed care recipients from insurance…

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    Patient's Rights Legislation

    Health care advocates spoke to reporters about their meeting with President Clinton in which they offered their support for managed health care reform known as the “patients' bill of…

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    Gender Gap Survey

    Analysts announced the results of a poll conducted to show public officials and candidates that U.S. citizens want a change in federal budget priorities. The poll was not limited to…

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    Medical-Record Confidentiality

    Participants talked to reporters about their support of the President’s announcement regarding medical-record confidentiality. They stressed the importance of this privacy for…

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    Treasury Appropriations Legislation

    Participants talked to reporters about their reaction to the Treasury and Postal Service appropriations bill that was signed into law by President Clinton. They focused on the benefits…

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    Civil Rights at the Crossroads

    Panelists discussed the present and future direction of the civil rights movement. They discussed tactics of civil rights advocates of the past and how the arguments and issues have…

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    1997 Frontrunner Awards

    Each year the Sara Lee Foundation honors women for their achievements in government, the arts, business and humanities by presenting the Frontrunner Awards. Justice O’Connor,…

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    Secretary of Labor Confirmation

    After meeting with Erskine Bowles, representatives of women’s, labor and other groups talked to reporters. They stressed their support for President Clinton’s Secretary of…

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    Women's Health Care

    First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed health care reform and other issues at a Women’s Legal Defense Fund lunchoen. The luncheon was held to honor the 20th anniversary of…

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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Representatives of several civil rights and minority organizations spoke in a news conference to criticize the decision of President Clinton to withdraw the nomination of law professor Lani…

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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Representatives of several women’s groups spoke in a news conference to support the nomination of law professor Lani Guinier to Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

    The guests discussed the issues involved in the Janet Reno confirmation hearings as she seeks to become attorney general.

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    Family and Medical Leave Signing Ceremony

    President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Bill. It was passed by Congress yesterday and is the first piece of legislation that President Clinton has signed into…

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    Family and Medical Leave Legislation

    The committee met to consider a bill that would provide workers with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a sick child or family member.

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    Reaction to Planned Parenthood v. Casey

    Representatives of several pro-choice organizations participated in a news conference at the Center for Reproductive Policy and Law to express their negative views on the decision of the…

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