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From the desk of ... Lisa M. Hollier, Repro Health Watch

A Texas-Sized Disaster

September 11, 2012 | Other > Social Security

Here in Texas, Latinas and African American women fare worse than their Caucasian counterparts on almost every measure of wellness.

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Hasty, Ill-Conceived Measure Threatens Workers in Orange County

September 10, 2012

Late yesterday, it became disappointingly clear that voters in Orange County will not see a proposal for earned sick time on their ballots in November.

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Leticia Mederos, Vice President

From the desk of ... Leticia Mederos

Let's Remember the Many Ways Grandparents Support Their Families

September 9, 2012 | Work and Family

Today is Grandparents Day, when we pause to honor and celebrate a generation that is making enormous contributions to our families and our country.

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National Partnership Staff

In Seattle, an Exciting New Reason to Celebrate this Labor Day

September 1, 2012

As of today, Seattle is the third city in the nation to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days — and that means working families in the city can add paid sick days to their reasons to celebrate this Labor Day.

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Andi Friedman, Senior Policy Advisor, Reproductive Health Programs

From the desk of ... Andrea Friedman, Repro Health Watch

Unscientific Method: The Akin Argument in Legislating Women's Health

August 31, 2012 | Reproductive Health
The recent comment by Representative Todd Akin (R-MO), that women don't get pregnant from "legitimate" rape because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" provoked an unusual outcry.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

This Labor Day, Let's Ask Congress to Stop Employers from Discriminating Against Pregnant Workers

August 31, 2012 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness
This week, as the country prepared to celebrate Labor Day, the National Partnership released the results of an unprecedented analysis of the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

For Parents Without Paid Sick Days, Back-to-School Season Brings Stress and Uncertainty

For the millions of employed parents in jobs that don't let them earn paid sick days, it means another set of worries: uncertainty about what to do if a child gets sick.

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National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

Because Everyone Matters

August 27, 2012 | Other

The National Partnership is proud to support the new Everyone Matters campaign.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Women's Equality Depends on Family Friendly Workplace Policies Like Paid Sick Days

Ninety-two years ago, women in the United States celebrated the greatest step in our march toward equality: the ratification of the 19th Amendment, affirming our right to vote.

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Big Step Forward in Florida!

August 21, 2012

Late last week, a broad coalition of workers, businesses, unions and advocates in Orange County, Florida, celebrated a significant victory in the effort to secure an earned paid sick days standard for the county.

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From the desk of ... Dr. Willie Parker, Repro Health Watch

Going to Mississippi: If I Don't, Who Will?

August 14, 2012 | Reproductive Health

If abortion access is "war", then the state of Mississippi is the frontline.

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New York Times: America Needs a National Paid Sick Days Standard

August 6, 2012

Paid sick days campaigns gained steam this weekend when, in a powerful Sunday editorial, the New York Times announced its support for both a federal paid sick days standard and New York City’s paid sick time proposal.

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Corporate Interest Money and Frivolous Tactics in Orange County Must Not Undermine Voters’ Rights

August 3, 2012

Despite strong and growing public support for an earned sick days standard in Orange County, Florida, attacks on the proposed measure continue.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

A Day for the History Books on Women's Health

August 2, 2012 | Work and Family
There are some important dates for American women to remember and teach to our daughters.

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

At Long Last, Preventive Care Will Be Affordable for All Women, Thanks to Health Reform

July 31, 2012 | Health Care
The Affordable Care Act is the greatest advance for women's health in a generation, and tomorrow one of its promises becomes reality for millions of women, who will be healthier and better off as a result.

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Leticia Mederos, Vice President

From the desk of ... Leticia Mederos

Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Cannot Wait Any Longer

July 30, 2012 | Workplace Fairness

Earlier this year, the Obama administration proposed a promising new rule that would extend basic minimum wage and overtime protections to millions of women and men who provide essential home care to children, parents, grandparents and others in need.

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New Research: Paid Sick Days Linked to Prevention of Illness and Injury

July 27, 2012

Two just released, peer-reviewed studies from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide new, quantitative evidence of the relationship between workers’ access to paid sick days and their health and well-being.

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National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

Violence Against Women Should Not be a Partisan Issue

July 23, 2012 | Other

Women's groups in the HERvotes coalition rallied in the blogosphere last week to call for the extension of the Violence Against Women Act's lifesaving programs and services for another five years.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

An Energizing Event for Family Friendly Policy Advocates

July 23, 2012 | Work and Family
This month, more than 200 advocates from across the country were here in Washington, D.C., to discuss best practices and next steps in the effort to increase working families' access to paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

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National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

AIDS Memorial Quilt Month-Long Display Begins Saturday

July 20, 2012 | Other

Starting this weekend, those in the Washington, D.C. area have a rare chance to view a powerful and poignant reminder of the impact of HIV/AIDS.

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