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The ACA at Five: Incredible Progress Already and More to Come

Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has had tremendously positive implications for the health and economic security of women and families. Now, President Obama has launched a new forum to help achieve the law's full promise. More

President Debra Ness Speaking at the Annual Luncheon

2015 Annual Luncheon

Join us on Thursday, June 4th for our 2015 Annual Luncheon at the Washington Hilton. Reserve your tickets or table today. 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


Pathway to a Healthy Birth Many extremists won. We're fighting back. 2014 Blue Button Campaign 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) Hillary Clinton 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? When Women Succeed Video Thumbnail from 2014 Luncheon Thumbnail image for Bad Med highlights

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