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Today is Equal Pay Day–the day marking how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. This gap costs women and their families $10,784 every year (median)–as … Continue reading

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Today, Leader Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer wrote to Speaker John Boehner expressing concern over the House of Representative’s intervention in the case of Cooper-Harris vs. U.S., a case in which a decorated U.S. Army veteran and her same-sex … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day, we mark progress made for women and the work still to be done. We celebrate equality secured and shine a light on the dark corners where inequality remains the norm. We honor the suffragettes who reached … Continue reading

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Unlimited, secret special interest money has been influencing campaigns around the country following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and the top three Members of the House Republican leadership are on record supporting transparency: Speaker John Boehner: I think what … Continue reading

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Ms. Karen Golinski, a federal employee, and her wife Ms. Amy Cunninghis have been partners for more than 20 years–legally married in 2008 under California law. Karen Golinski had sought to enroll her wife in the federal employee health plan, … Continue reading

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Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC overturned a century of common-sense campaign finance laws and opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest campaign donations in American elections—permitting corporations to spend unlimited funds (directly or … Continue reading

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Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC overturned a century of common-sense campaign finance laws and allowed unlimited corporate and special interest donations into our political campaigns. Leader Pelosi on the anniversary which falls tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a powerful, inspirational, and unwavering voice for hope and peace, justice and brotherhood, civil rights and civility. He led a movement and changed a nation; he fought for freedom and summoned a people to live … Continue reading

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Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk are a legally married bi-national couple, but have continued to face separation due to the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Leader Pelosi has intervened on behalf of her constituents with federal immigration officials and … Continue reading

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Today’s announcement is a victory for the cause of human rights and equality. In acting to promote and preserve the safety and freedom of LGBT communities worldwide, President Obama reaffirmed a basic promise: no matter whom you love and where … Continue reading

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