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  • Civil Rights at the Crossroads
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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 changed over the…

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  • 1997 Frontrunner Awards
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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, Ms. Dove, Ms.…

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  • Secretary of Labor Confirmation
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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 Labor nominee,…

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  • Womens Health Care
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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 the Defense…

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  • Assistant Attorney General Nomination
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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
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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 Department…

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  • Attorney General Confirmation Hearing
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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
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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 law. After the…

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  • Family and Medical Leave Legislation
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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 emPlanned Parenthood v Caseyem
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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 Supreme Court in the…

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  • Women in the Workplace The Glass Ceiling
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    Women in the Workplace: The Glass Ceiling

    The first six minutes of the hearing are missing. The committee heard testimony on the presence of a "glass ceiling", possibly a barrier of prejudice preventing women from rising to high…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 6 Part 4
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 6, Part 4

    The witnesses testified in strong opposition to the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Clarence Thomas. They were concerned about Judge Thomas' failure to address the issue of abortion.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 6 Part 3
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 6, Part 3

    Mr. Griswold and Mr. Brown opposed the confirmation of Judge Thomas, saying he has a poor civil rights record. Mr. Calabresi testified in support of Judge Thomas.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Reaction
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Reaction

    Ms. Lichtman discussed her reasons for opposition to Judge Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court.

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  • Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination
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    Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

    The organization’s opinion of the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court was expressed. The organization, founded in 1971, was created to promote policies that improve…

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  • Luncheon Honoring Senator Mikulski
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    Luncheon Honoring Senator Mikulski

    The Women’s Legal Defense Fund honored Sen. Barbara Mikulski at their twentieth anniversary luncheon. The Women’s Legal Defense Fund was organized in 1971 to promote issues of importance to…

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  • Civil Rights Legislation
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    Civil Rights Legislation

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  • Civil Rights Act of 1990 Part 2
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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 2

    The House Education and Labor Committee met with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights to hear testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1990.

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  • Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Abortion
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    Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Abortion

    The National Abortion Rights Action League Executive and others gathered for a briefing on abortion issues facing the second session of the 101st Congress.

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  • Lucas Nomination
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    Lucas Nomination

    The committee continues consideration of the nomination of William Lucas to the top civil rights position in the Justice Department. Rep. Conyers reappears before the committee to rescind…

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