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Obama’s Sick Leave Order Survives Under Trump, for Now - Bloomberg BNA

“We were glad to see that it’s still in place, and we would hope that if and when Acosta is confirmed he will continue to maintain and enforce the executive order and won’t advocate for rescission,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA.

News Coverage | April 17, 2017 | Work and Family

Cities are finally banning employers from asking everyone's least-favorite interview question - Business Insider

Sarah Fleisch Fink, director of workplace policy and senior counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families, says the bans are an important step in the ongoing fight for equal pay.

News Coverage | April 13, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Health-Care Benefits for Vulnerable Populations Face Death By a Thousand Cuts - Rewire

National Partnership for Women & Families Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet said, “Millions of women rely on Medicaid for health coverage and access to care–from family planning to maternity care to nursing home care.”

News Coverage | April 12, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Congress Mulls Comp Time for Private Employers - HR Daily Advisor

“What we’re doing here is providing an out for employers that don’t want to take the high road and pay their employees the money that they’re owed at the time that they are owed it,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 11, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Republicans Prep Regulatory War on Women’s Health-Care Benefits - Rewire

The birth control benefit warrants a closer look because HHS doesn’t merely need to write it out of the HRSA guidelines. As National Partnership for Women & Families Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet warned, the administration could pull “multiple levers” to get rid of it.

News Coverage | April 5, 2017 | Reproductive Health

Women Face A Pay Gap In Every Single State. Here’s Where It’s Worst. - Huffington Post

“Equal Pay Day is a painful reminder that women in this country have had to work more than three months into this year just to catch up with what men were paid last year,” National Partnership President Debra L. Ness said in a statement with the analysis.

News Coverage | April 4, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Here's Why Equal Pay Day Matters Most To Millennials - Forbes

“This analysis shows just how damaging that lost income can be for women and their families, as well as the economy and the businesses that depend on women’s purchasing power,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 4, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

On ‘Equal Pay Day,’ fight over gender wage gap rages on - McClatchy - DC Bureau

For Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, the issue of equal pay affects nearly every aspect of women’s lives. The gender wage gap “makes it hard to pay mortgage and rent, and has real practical implications for women’s ability to take care of themselves and their families,” Shabo said.

News Coverage | April 3, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Paid Leave, But Don't Agree on How to Pay for It - Working Mother

"That’s likely a result of American individualism and a greater familiarity with employers providing–or, more often, not providing–this kind of support. That’s the framework most people are used to in this country," says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 24, 2017 | Work and Family

The GOP’s Health Care Plan Would Seriously Raise the Cost of Having a Baby - TIME Money

"It's a back-door form of discrimination," says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. "If you take away the requirement around what the plans have to cover, and women can't get the same plans as men at an affordable price, then you really can't say it’s not discriminatory."

News Coverage | March 23, 2017 | Health Care, Maternity

Mike Pence gets 'Working for Women' award; women's groups respond: 'How ironic' - USA Today

"When I saw the announcement, I thought it was quite ironic given Pence’s record on restricting women’s access to reproductive rights and healthcare services, which diminishes their economic opportunities and autonomy," said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 22, 2017 | Reproductive Health

How Trump’s budget proposals could impact millions of women - Market Watch

The reduction in resources for the Labor and Justice Departments could lead to less enforcement of equal pay laws and progress toward family leave, said Debra Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. “This should be a time when we’re trying to improve opportunities for women in the workplace, making it more family-friendly, eradicating pay discrimination and sexual assault and harassment,” she said.

News Coverage | March 17, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Families To Pay Price If Maternity Care Coverage Is Cut By GOP - Kaiser Health News

“Anytime you allow people to pick and choose, you’re making the [health] care they don’t pick more expensive,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 14, 2017 | Health Care, Maternity

The GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Is Just a Gigantic Tax on Women - Daily Beast

Stephanie Glover, senior policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families, lays out the AHCA’s one-two-three-four punch to women’s health thusly: “One by one this would be really bad for women’s health. Packaged in a single bill is pretty alarming.”

News Coverage | March 7, 2017 | Health Care

At 'People's Hearing' in Texas State Capitol, Reproductive Rights Advocates Condemn 'Bad Medicine' Laws that Undermine Women's Health Care - PR Newswire

"When abortion opponents turn lies into law as they have in Texas, women pay the price. Doctors are forced to lie to their patients, trusted health care clinics are shut down and women are denied care," said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 3, 2017 | Reproductive Health

What do men get that women don't? Here are a few things - USA TODAY

“There is a lot of work to be done before culture and policy can align toward progress,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 1, 2017 | Health Care, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Why I Called Out Jason Chaffetz on Planned Parenthood - TIME

As the presidents of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Partnership for Women & Families wrote in Annals of Internal Medicine, “Proponents of Planned Parenthood defunding often assert that other providers will fill the gap. They are wrong.”

News Coverage | February 21, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

What's Changed--and What Hasn't--Since Both Presidential Candidates Said We Need Paid Leave - Inc.

The Trump proposal, says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, "would do more harm than good. It reinforces sex stereotypes and creates perceptions that women are the ones who need to stay home with children. Plus, the way they want to pay for it is completely untenable."

News Coverage | February 17, 2017 | Work and Family

Health advocates blast new Trump proposals to stabilize Obamacare marketplace - McClatchy

“While the proposed rule issued today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states that it aims to improve the health and stability of the exchanges and increase affordability for consumers, in reality it would do neither,” National Partnership President Debra Ness said in a statement.

News Coverage | February 15, 2017 | Health Care

Andrew Puzder’s Downfall Is The First Big Win For Women In The Trump Era - Huffington Post

“Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration for labor secretary is a testament to the power and persistence of women and working people in this country,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | February 15, 2017 | Work and Family

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