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Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program

This year’s Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program, “Perilous Passages: Two Journeys to Survival,” will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The program is free of charge and takes place during the week of Holocaust Remembrance Day.  You are invited to […]

Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA)

Congresswoman Maloney introduced the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA). Previously the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act, this bill has been updated and improved to provide 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees for any of the FMLA leave purposes. You can find a fact sheet for the bill here.

National Woman’s Party Opens Exhibition

A new exhibition organized by the National Woman’s Party is now on display at the University of Richmond Downtown. Richmond is the first stop for this traveling exhibition that explores the impact of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the issues still confronting the women’s rights movement today. Just in time for Women’s […]

Irish American Heritage Month

  Irish Ancestry in the U.S. Population True or false: Americans claim Irish ancestry more than any other. Answer: False. Although Oktoberfest is nowhere near as popular as St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S., more Americans claim to be of German ancestry than any other. Irish is the second most popular ethnicity Americans claim. Nearly 35 million […]

Elevating Many Through Federally Employed Women (FEW)

Sherin Shibu February 7, 2019 Federal workers are facing extraordinary times, and the need for professional development is more crucial now than ever. Marketability is a top priority for everyone in the workforce, and Federally Employed Women (FEW) is working to help government employees meet rising standards. “We’re living in a time now where nothing […]

Co-Sponsor and Support Swift Passage of the Raise the Wage Act

February 5, 2019   Dear Members of Congress: As members of a broad coalition of organizations that promote economic security and equity for women, we strongly urge you to co-sponsor and push for swift passage of the Raise the Wage Act as a top priority of the 116th Congress. The Raise the Wage Act will […]

National Senior Independence Month

February is National Senior Independence Month, and while many are doing their part in promoting healthy living, caregiving and exercise, it is equally important to stress the risk of falls, and to join in promoting fall prevention this month. According to the CDC, one out of every three adults age 65 and over falls each […]

National Wear Red Day

February 1, 2019 Celebrated annually on the first Friday during the month of February in the U.S, National Wear Red Day is a holiday in which men and women wear the color red to raise awareness about the number one health problem that affects American women – heart disease. Heart disease facts; Heart disease kills […]

National Blood Donor Month

This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2019. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January […]