Not doing anything the evening of Monday, April 28th?

Not doing anything the evening of Monday, April 28th? Then check out this Career Sustainability Forum that the UConn Women’s MBA is hosting.

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Want to know what is happening at the General Assembly?  Click here to see what bills CT NOW is tracking: 2014 CT NOW Bill Tracking.  Note – bills in rows highlighted green have already passed, ones highlighted in red have died, and ones highlighted in yellow will see action soon. Shout out to members of  the House, […]

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2014 CT NOW Policy Agenda

2014 CT NOW Policy Agenda The 2014 legislative session is in full swing, and CT NOW is supporting a broad policy agenda that will positively impact the lives of women in Connecticut. The bills we are following have the potential to do many things – from providing a better response to sexual assaults on college […]

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February 16-March 2 Weekly News Roundup

A round up of current news stories on the state and national level, with a focus on feminist issues By Tess Koenigsmark Governor Malloy sparred with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal at a press conference for the National Governor’s Association held outside the White House. Malloy objected to the highly partisan comments made by Jindal, who […]

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2013 Legislative Task Forces

2013 was truly the year of the task force! During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly commissioned a number of task forces to study issues that impact various populations of women. The subject matter of these task forces include family medical leave insurance, retirement security, trafficking in persons, civil restraining orders, family violence, alimony […]

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Can you name a female jazz musician from the ’30s? I couldn’t.

My mom and I were lucky enough to see a new film called “Girls in the Band” this past Friday night at Real Art Ways in Hartford. The film itself is phenomenal, with wicked old film clips and photographs from the ‘30s and ‘40s, and great recent interviews with the women it was profiling.   […]

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February 9-15 Weekly News Round Up

A round up of current news stories on the state and national level, with a focus on feminist issues By Tess Koenigsmark Over 120,000 people have signed up for healthcare through Connecticut’s exchange. A Wall Street Journal columnist promotes rape culture. Why do newspapers continue to give guys like these a podium? Oh, right, the […]

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Jan 27 – Feb 2 Weekly News Round Up

A round up of current news stories on the state and national level, with a focus on feminist issues  By Tess Koenigsmark Last Tuesday the House of Representatives passed HR7, or the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion bill. The bill would bar insurance plans sold through the healthcare exchanges from providing abortion coverage, and ban […]

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Wait, what?!

Did you see what Mike Huckabee, the former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor, said late last week about birth control? If you did, let me refresh your memory. If you didn’t, let me take you to a special place that lives in Huckabee’s head. He said, as quoted in the NYTimes this weekend,   “If […]

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January 19-26 Weekly News Round Up

A round up of current news stories on the state and national level, with a focus on feminist issues By Tess Koenigsmark Health insurance coverage may be the next big abortion battle. Many states are passing legislation prohibiting private insurance plans sold through the healthcare exchanges from providing abortion coverage. This will primarily affect low-income […]

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