White Panther : Rise Of Social Reform Movements

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Gray Panther: This rise of social reform movements in the mid-20th century, promoted progressive legislative reform, including ending age discrimination. Social groups, notably the gray panthers, raised on federal remedies. The Gray Panthers group is a national organization established to social justice for old people. In 1970, Maggie Kuhn founded this organization with success as a leader. It took this organization to expand significantly over her life, with 70,000 members in 85 different branches. The lobbying efforts of Gray Panthers helped to social justice for old people. As a result, in 1978, raised the mandatory retirement age to 70 instead of 65, as an amendment in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Also, In 1981, the United Nations Economic and Social Council added a member from the Gray Panthers as a representative. In fact, in between 1970 to 1991, the workforce number over the age of 40 in the U.S. has increased from 39,689,000 to 53,940,000. Because of that, legislative and judicial developments in age discrimination in employment have occurred EEOC: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of 1965 (EEOC) was cited as a federal government agency to address discrimination. Federal government agencies must ensure equality among people in getting jobs without considering race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids job discrimination on the ground of race, color,
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