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Blog // From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Women’s Equality Depends on Equal Access to Family Friendly Workplace Policies

This Women's Equality Day, in light of all the recent attention to paid leave, let's remind Congress that the fight for equal rights for women is far from over. More

Our Mission & History

We believe that actions speak louder than words, and for four decades we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. More

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Bad Medicine

Some politicians are telling doctors and other health providers how to do their jobs. That’s Bad Medicine. Read our report and then tell politicians to #ExitTheExamRoom. More


When Women Succeed Video Thumbnail from 2014 Luncheon Pathway to a Healthy Birth Many extremists won. We're fighting back. Ness and Lichtman stand by President Obama’s side as he takes executive action for fair pay Join the Transformation - Maternity Care with a Heart (thumbnail) Debra Ness on Tell a Friend - Get Covered Shabo on MSNBC's The Cycle FAMILY Act (thumbnail) Michelle Obama honored at the 2011 Annual Luncheon #WhatMothersNeed campaign for fair pay, quality healthcare, paid leave, more. Which states are failing new and expecting parents? Thumbnail image for Bad Med highlights

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