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What You Need to Know About the Texas Abortion Ban (and How You Can Help)

If you keep up with U.S. politics (or have logged into Twitter in the past week), you'll know that there has been lots of buzz around the state of Texas. On Wednesday, September 1st, the Governor of Texas signed off on a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (before many women even know they're pregnant), despite the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to the procedure.

Here are six articles to help you understand the bill and what you can do to help:


What Banning Abortion at 6 Weeks Really Means - from Vox

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference on May 18, 2020

www.vox.com

Texas's so-called heartbeat law bans nearly all abortions.


Why the Supreme Court Didn’t Block the Texas Abortion Law - from the New York Times

Supreme Court, Breaking Silence, Won’t Block Texas Abortion Law

www.nytimes.com

The law, which prohibits most abortions after six weeks and went into effect on Wednesday, was drafted by Texas lawmakers with the goal of frustrating efforts to challenge it in federal court.


Here’s How to Help Folks In Texas After the Near-Total Abortion Ban - from StyleCaster

Here’s How to Help Folks In Texas After the Near-Total Abortion Ban

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The law is a near-total abortion ban, as most don't even know they are pregnant until after six weeks.


Abortion Funds and Beyond: Here Are the Best Ways to Help Texans - from Salon

Inside Texas' devastating, near-total abortion ban & how to support Texans

www.salon.com

Texas organizers and abortion funds have been doing the work for years. It's past time to unite and help them.


20 Organizations Fighting the Texas Abortion Ban - from New York Magazine

20 Organizations Fighting the Texas Abortion Ban

nymag.com

A list of organizations that are fighting for abortion access in Texas.


How to Help Abortion Rights Activists in Texas: 8 Things You Can Do Right Now - from Fast Company

8 things you can do right now

www.fastcompany.com

On Wednesday, millions of women suddenly lost the right to choose, as well as access to safe abortion facilities.


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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Only 4% of companies that say they value diversity consider disabilities. Even fewer include learning and thinking differences.

While neurodiversity is a concept that is gaining more awareness, many employers have still not fully grasped the importance (and benefits) of understanding neurodiversity and how to effectively incorporate and retain neurodivergent individuals in their organizations.

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[VIDEO ▶️ ] Are You the Right Candidate for the Job? Tips From a Helm Recruiter

💎 Wondering how you can show up as the right candidate for the job?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insight from a recruiter at Helm into what the right candidate for the job looks like in an interview. Alayna Sye, Helm's Senior Technical Recruiter, knows an applicant is going to be the right for the job usually after the first conversation. Find out exactly what will make you stand out, as well as the steps for the application process at Helm.

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30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:

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The Workplace of the Future: How Companies Can Plan for The Ever-Changing

As vaccination numbers climb and some—though not all—of our collective paranoia begins to dissipate, businesses are starting to reopen. Employers face a key decision: how will they respond? Will they go back to the ways of life before COVID? Or will they adopt more permanently the flexibility and remote-first work necessitated by the pandemic?

As part of our Corporate Circles: Inclusive Conversation Series, join PowerToFly's Global Director of DEI Sienna Brown and Global DEI Strategist & Trainer Zara Chaudary on Friday, October 1st from 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern for an interactive roundtable as we discuss and share the tools and mindset needed to create the office of the future in a post-pandemic world.

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