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Happy Equal Pay Day! What's there to celebrate? - Hartford Courant (blog)

The National Partnership for Women & Families just released a study that said the average pay gap for women in Connecticut is $15487 a year. If things were equal, says the ...

News Coverage | April 12, 2011

Mass. wage gap for women is nearly 12k, report says - Boston Globe

The difference between what a man earns in Massachusetts and what a woman earns is roughly equivalent to 88 weeks of groceries or a year's worth of rent, according to a new report ...

News Coverage | April 12, 2011

Colorado's wage gap worst for women of color, research says - Denver Post

Denver Post By Colleen O'Connor Women working full-time in Colorado are paid $9925 less per year than their male counterparts, according to new research released today by ...

News Coverage | April 12, 2011

Obama announces new effort to cut medical errors that cost thousands of lives ... - Los Angeles Times

lives ... Los Angeles Times Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a leading patient advocacy group, said Tuesday that ...

News Coverage | April 12, 2011

Marlo Thomas: Another Equal Pay Day? Really? - Huffington Post

"Women and men everywhere should call their Congress representatives and urge them to support this bill," Judy Lichtman, a senior adviser at the National Partnership for Women and Families, told me on the phone. "That would be the most powerful way to celebrate Equal Pay Day."

News Coverage | April 12, 2011

Reform regulations fire up health debate - Politico

Politico The experiments are "at the heart of being able to get costs under control while improving care at the same time," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and ...

News Coverage | April 1, 2011

Wal-Mart sex-bias case could have wide impact - NBC News

If the plaintiffs win and are allowed to proceed with the largest class-action lawsuit ever, potentially worth billions of dollars, “it would be an extremely significant victory,” said Sarah Crawford, director of workplace fairness for the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 29, 2011

No More Senior Moments On The Health Law - Kaiser Health News

Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Adviser and former President of the National Partnership for Women & Families This week, my mother turns 97 and the Affordable Care Act turns one. I am 70. If ...

News Coverage | March 24, 2011

Connecticut families suffer when women have no paid sick days - CTPost.com

"When women do better, families do better. Yet every day, women across the country are forced to choose between their family's health and their paychecks because their jobs don't allow them to earn paid sick days."

News Coverage | March 23, 2011 | Work and Family

More women go to college, but wage gap remains - MarketWatch

More flexible workplaces are key to helping working mothers and fathers, said Portia Wu, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group. "That includes ...

News Coverage | March 1, 2011

Consumer groups laud measures in Stage 2 - CMIO

The comments were organized by the National Partnership for Women & Families, which helps lead both the Consumer Partnership for e-Health and the Campaign for Better Care. They were also signed by ...

News Coverage | February 28, 2011

U.S. Delegation to the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women - US Department of State

The Department of State is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation attending the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held from February 22 through March 4, 2011 at UN Headquarters in New York.

News Coverage | February 22, 2011

Hey, Doctors: Who Loves You? Hint: It's Not the GOP - CBS MoneyWatch

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, especially protested the proposed elimination of Title X of the Public Health Service Act, which covers HIV testing, cancer screening, blood-pressure testing, post-partum counseling and contraceptive services for more than 5 million low-income women, two-thirds of them uninsured.

News Coverage | February 22, 2011

Families face cuts in federal budget proposals - MarketWatch

Meanwhile, National Partnership for Women & Families has described the House Republicans' fiscal 2011 proposal as "catastrophic" for women and working ...

News Coverage | February 15, 2011

Abortion battle heats up - Politico

“We certainly have allies in the Senate, but I’m too experienced to say this could never [pass],” said Judy Lichtman, a senior adviser at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “Terrible amendments have been introduced to must-pass bills where lots of other things are at stake. To argue that this would never happen would give women and families a false sense of security. With the anti-choice forces in the Senate, I’m very nervous.”

News Coverage | February 9, 2011

Officials Consider Requiring Insurers to Offer Free Contraceptives - New York Times

This recommendation is supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, the March of Dimes, Naral Pro-Choice America, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the National Women’s Law Center and scores of Democrats in Congress.

News Coverage | February 4, 2011

What Health Reform Means for You - US News and World Report

Insurers will be required to cover maternity care as they do other medical procedures, says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit reproductive-rights organization based in Washington, D.C.

News Coverage | January 18, 2011

Passages: Plan so later years can be comfortably extended - USA Today

For others, maybe it's not until 70, when body parts start aching for replacement. "It begins as soon as people start to develop health problems," suggests Deborah Ness, leader of the Campaign for Better Care and president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. "We're finding that more and more people are developing chronic health conditions earlier than they used to."

News Coverage | January 11, 2011

Connecticut Should Set Trend on Paid Sick Leave - Womens eNews

When he moves into the governor's mansion next month, Connecticut will be poised to become the first state to enact legislation allowing workers to earn paid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, D.C.

News Coverage | January 7, 2011 |

Solis Announces New Appointments, Leadership for 2011 ERISA Advisory Council - OHS

Portia Wu is vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, D.C., where she develops and advocates for policies to increase women's and families' economic security.

News Coverage | January 7, 2011

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