National Partnership for Women & Families
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Blog // From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

A Watershed Moment: Sheryl Sandberg Endorses the FAMILY Act

Sandberg's support gives a major boost to the FAMILY Act, the next step in making America family friendly. More

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'Huge and Meaningful Victory' as Senate Rejects ‘Appalling' Bill that Would Have Jeopardized Health and Economic Security of Millions

By the slimmest of majorities, the United States Senate rejected appalling legislation that would have caused millions of people to lose their health coverage in the next year, caused premiums to skyrocket, and defunded Planned Parenthood, denying millions of people the access to essential preventive health care they need. 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


Senator Kamala Harris at National Partnership's 2017 Gala Dinner A Day Without a Woman Paid Leave PSA homepage thumbnail Women's March on Washington (thumbnail) Thumbnail image for Bad Med highlights Ness and Lichtman stand by President Obama’s side as he takes executive action for fair pay Debra Ness on Tell a Friend - Get Covered Paid Leave on the Horizon (thumb) Expecting Better 2016 thumbnail Pathway to a Healthy Birth Michelle Obama honored at the 2011 Annual Luncheon

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