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Proposed state law would help eliminate ‘pink tax’

California legislators are considering a bill that would eliminate the so-called “pink tax” – up-charges on women’s products and services that are substantially similar to those made for men.

Los Angeles County Supervisors could be first all-female board

State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced her campaign to run for the 2nd district seat of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

New law boosts women in leadership

Seven months ago, 94 corporations had no women on their boards. As of March 25, 32 of these corporations, or 34 percent of them, have added at least one woman, in compliance with a new state law.

Equal pay is seriously long overdue

In 2013 women working full time in California made a median of 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man, according to Equal Rights Advocates. The pay gap is even larger for women of color — African American women get paid 64 cents and Latina women 44 cents for every white man’s dollar.

CA Senate approves assault bill

The California State Senate last week unanimously approved a bill to require the state’s colleges and universities to implement an “affirmative consent” standard for dealing with sexual assault cases.

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