When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

June 24, 2018 | Laura Brown | New York Times (NYT)
The observation that many women “never file complaints because they can’t afford an attorney, don’t recognize that what happened to them is illegal or fear retaliation” is especially true of mothers in low-wage jobs. And for them, losing a job is much more than a setback.
Tags: Employment | Pregnancy | Workers Rights

Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation

April 27, 2018 | Hilarie Bass | Hill, The
It helps disaster victims get the government assistance to which they are entitled. When domestic violence survivors need protection, LSC lawyers help obtain court orders. And LSC helps tenants who face illegal evictions.
Tags: Funding: Federal

Congress should continue loan forgiveness for public-service employees

Op-Ed (Tennessee)

Congress should continue loan forgiveness for public-service employees

April 19, 2018 | Kirsten Jacobson | Tennessean, The
As someone who has experienced the opportunity and positive impact the PSLF program creates first-hand, I can tell you eliminating the program would hurt the most vulnerable Tennesseans. We should work to expand access to public service professions, not restrict it.
Tags: Public Service Loan Forgiveness