National Partnership for Women & Families

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Shattering Glass Ceilings - Newsweek

Newsweek "It's more cost effective for companies to discriminate," says Portia Wu, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. ...

News Coverage | June 15, 2010

Is the US Waging a 'War on Moms'? - Wall Street Journal's "The Juggle"

The pressure on lower and lower-middle class families trying to raise children has been well-documented by Jody Heymann, a prominent researcher at McGill University in Canada, and advocacy groups such as the National Partnership for Women and Families and MomsRising.org have fought for changes.

News Coverage | June 14, 2010

Why unpaid maternity leave isn't enough - Washington Post

"This money is really important. Already, about half of the states are doing something to move toward paid leave -- holding hearings or introducing legislation," says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. "This could be the push that would enable them to take that next step."

News Coverage | June 14, 2010

Women haven't come a long way when it comes to equal pay. - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel Today, women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to The National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit group. ... ...

News Coverage | June 10, 2010

Kagan's Nomination Is Sweet Smell of Progress - Women's eNews

A few years later, I became executive director of the Women's Legal Defense Fund (now the National Partnership for Women and Families). In that post I fought to increase the number of female judges on the federal bench.

News Coverage | June 4, 2010

Other views on the Supreme Court: 'A scant record' - USA Today

USA Today Debra L. Ness, president, National Partnership for Women & Families: She has a proud history of public service, a fair and thoughtful approach to legal ... Obama ...

News Coverage | May 11, 2010

The Nation: Sick And Tired Of No Sick Leave - NPR

"Health reform was a giant step forward, but working people need to be able to access health care," said Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women and Families. "The best system in the world does no good to a worker who can't take time off to visit a doctor or get a test."

News Coverage | April 29, 2010 |

Next in health care war: Applying the law - USA Today

It can't just be about saving money, the group's president, Debra Ness, said. "We also want to make sure they deliver better care. ...

News Coverage | April 27, 2010

Survey shows day cares are too quick to send sick kids home - USA Today

Nearly half of all non-government workers — and 79% of low-income workers — don't get paid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 19, 2010 | Work and Family

Justice hailed for years of service on high court - Washington Post

Washington Post Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families "The civil liberties legacy of Justice Stevens is deep and broad. ... Media, Groups Reflect On ...

News Coverage | April 10, 2010

New Rules About Breast Pumps at Work - New York Times' "Motherlode"

The National Partnership for Women and Families suggests the following resources for those seeking information on the new law and suggestions of how to implement a lactation policy in their workplace.

News Coverage | April 10, 2010

New Campaign Works to Ensure Older Adults Receive the Best Health Care Possible - Civilrights.org

Civilrights.org If we can make the system work for this population, we can make it work for everyone," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for ...

News Coverage | April 8, 2010

Groups back proposed electronic health record definition - NextGov.com

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, which includes the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the Pacific Business Group on Health, a coalition of companies and public sector groups that work to improve quality of care and reduce costs, also urged CMS to keep the proposed rules, arguing they will reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.

News Coverage | March 16, 2010

Healthcare Reform: An Overview of Politics and Policy - Our Bodies, Our Blog

It’s also worth taking a look at The National Partnership for Women and Families’ “The Top Ten Best Kept Secrets About Health Insurance Reform and Why Congress Should Pass It Without Delay."

News Coverage | February 26, 2010

Federal Health IT Group Refines Meaningful Use Rules - InformationWeek

Committee member Christine Bechtel, VP of the National Partnership for Women and Families, suggested that a better approach might be to require pursuit of all measures, but lower the percentage of compliance required within individual areas.

News Coverage | February 23, 2010

Senate bill's wellness provisions spur discrimination worries - Modern Healthcare

Women could face discrimination in the workplace if certain wellness provisions in the Senate health reform bill go into effect, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | January 11, 2010

Abortion Limits Dropped; Anti-Mugabe Women Raped - Women's eNews

"Today, the United States Senate put women's health ahead of the anti-choice agenda by rejecting efforts to use health care reform to deny women the coverage for abortion services that most now have," Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, based in Washington, D.C., said in a release late Tuesday

News Coverage | December 17, 2009

US lags in workplace protections - Marketplace (blog)

Debra Ness: It puts to rest finally many finally many of the claims that are repeatedly made that putting in place family friendly workplace policies will ...

News Coverage | November 17, 2009

'Mad Men,' Maddening Times - New York Times

"You can really see those numbers growing," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families told me of the women threatened by the ...

News Coverage | November 13, 2009

Support for Working Families: Paid Leave and the Healthy Families Act

Last week Vice President Biden hosted a panel of experts to highlight the unique challenges facing the middle class in our 21st century global economy. One thing we heard over and over again is that work-family balance is a real challenge for most ...

News Coverage | November 12, 2009

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