Please print these alimony reform cards and give them out to friends and family.
Last March, a judge in Escanaba jailed Edwina Nowlin because she couldn’t pay a $104 court supervision fee for her 16-year old son. He had been sentenced a few months earlier to the Bay Pines Center, and the court ordered Nowlin to pay that amount for his lodging. At that time, Nowlin was homeless and working part-time after being laid off from her job. She informed the judge of her inability to pay the required amount, but he found her in contempt. Additionally, he denied her requests for a court appointed attorney.
In 2010, women made up almost half of the labor force (46.7%). In 1997, women made up 46.2% of the labor force, and back in 1970 women made up only 38.1% of the labor force.
On the education front, women have made substantial strides in recent decades and now surpass men in both college enrollment and completion. Some 44% of women ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college or graduate programs as of October 2010, compared with just 38% of men in the same age group.