Fighting for Women's Equality

Blog Posts by Sarah Christiano

NBCNews.com: Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections For Women Workers

April 3, 2017 | by

NBCNews.com spoke with Executive Director Noreen Farrell about President Trump’s roll-back of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order.    read more

Defending Title IX in Schools: ERA’s Week in the News

March 14, 2017 | by

With concerns about the Department of Education’s enforcement of Title IX and a massive record release from the University of California about employee sexual misconduct, ERA had a big week of media...
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Celebrating ERA Board Member Ghada Saliba-Malouf & All Immigrant Women on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 | by

Today’s International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the incredible achievements of women across the country and abroad. At Equal Rights Advocates, we are particularly proud of the many...
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In the News: Stanford Failed to Stop Sexual Predator for Years, Lawsuit Alleges

December 8, 2016 | by

ERA, along with co-counsel, filed a lawsuit against Stanford University on behalf of our client who was one of four women sexually assaulted by the same male student. Despite receiving reports of the...
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Op-Ed: Removing barriers for women in apprenticeships and trades

November 17, 2016 | by

Senior Staff Attorney Jessica Stender writes in The Hill that the Department of Labor must act to increase opportunities for women in apprenticeships and the skilled trades.  read more

Remember Our Power On This Latina Equal Pay Day

November 1, 2016 | by

Executive Director Noreen Farrell and MamasConPoder Director Xochitl Oseguera wrote an op-ed for Latina Equal Pay Day which appeared in The Huffington Post. read more

States Look to Give Teeth to National Pay Equity Legislation

October 24, 2016 | by

The National Law Journal spoke with Executive Director Noreen Farrell about the California Fair Pay Act and the potential for equal pay legislation in other states. This article is part of a series... read more

Reports of rapes rise at two Arkansas universities

October 1, 2016 | by

Legal Director Jennifer Reisch spoke with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after the state’s largest universities saw an increase in the number of reported rapes on campus. Reisch describes some... read more

Will Winds of California Fair Pay Law Inspire Federal Legislation?

September 22, 2016 | by

Executive Director Noreen Farrell explains in Bloomberg BNA why the California Fair Pay Act can serve as a model for equal pay legislation in other states and at the federal level.  read more

California Targets Sexual Harassment in Janitorial Industry

September 22, 2016 | by

Legal Director Jennifer Reisch spoke with Bloomberg BNA about a new California law that seeks to curb sexual assault in the janitorial industry.  read more