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Feminist Press Gala Photo Opp!

October 28, 2008. Posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel Last night, a number of Council staff members attended the Feminist Press 38th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner, where Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton presented an award to CUNY Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall.  Other special guests included NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Senator Charles E. Schumer, and Barbara Walters, and a wonderful line-up of awardees, including Jennifer Allyn of PricewaterhouseCoopers and actress Kathleen Chalfant. Photo cred: A. Greenblatt


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Health Care Tops the List of Women’s Concerns for Families

October 28, 2008 Posted by Amy Allina, Program and Policy Director, National Women’s Health Network


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Ruth E. Zambrana on Health: "Real Change, Not Reform!"

October 24, 2008 posted by Linda Basch


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Latinas’ “Cafecito” with the Presidential Candidates

October 24, 2008 posted by Silvia Henriquez, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health 

 

If Latinas had a “cafecito”* with each presidential candidate, what questions would we ask?

 


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Health Links and Events

October 24, 2008 posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel

 

This week marks Health Education Week and Healthcare Quality Week.  In that spirit, we’d like to share with everyone links to sites that are producing wonderful work on issues relevant to women’s health:

 


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Our Experts Sound Off on Health

October 24, 2008 posted by Linda Basch

 

As the election draws near, I’m pleased to announce a series of  posts this week from our experts responding to current hot topics in health.  

 


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Taxes Are STILL a Women's Issue

October 24, 2008 posted by Linda Basch

 


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Jane Plumber Gets Airtime Over at CNN.com

Oct 17, 2008 posted by Linda Basch Today I posted an op-ed over on CNN.com, titled "What About Jane Plumber?" Here is how it begins: "The all-too-familiar talking points of the candidates reverberated through the air waves for a third and last time on Wednesday, but one key voting constituency was missing from the debate, namely, Jane Plumber, and, more specifically, Jane's retirement funds.

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Science for Everyone

Adler Planetarium Oct 15, 2008 SCIENCE FOR EVERYONE By Veronica Arreola, Director of the Women in Science and Engineering program at the University of Illinois-Chicago


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Why Women are Poor in Retirement

Oct 15, 2008 WHY WOMEN ARE POOR IN RETIREMENT By Cindy Hounsell President of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement As the candidates get ready for their debate tonight, there are a few things I would like to tell them. First, Social Security is intended to replace approximately 40 percent of an average earner’s wages, but many women rely on it as their primary or only source of retirement income. This is one of the major reasons why so many women are poor or near poor.


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