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  • Gotcha? Hardly!

    That is what’s at stake here: our lives. Our right to abortion care and ability to access it is about our health, the well-being and future of our families, our autonomy and our dignity. Ultimately it is about our ability to be equal.

  • Fasten Your Seatbelt. This Is Going to Be the Fight of Our Lives

    Sometimes the world changes in a moment. One of those moments came when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

  • Sexual Harassment: When Laws Aren’t Nearly Enough

    If we want to make sexual harassment a rarity, changing the law is important, but not sufficient. We also have to change the culture.

  • Airbnb Takes a Strong Stand Against Discrimination

    Those of us who have spent our careers fighting discrimination in all its forms have been deeply concerned by reports of bias by Airbnb hosts, and allegations that Airbnb’s platform might have helped facilitate some of the discrimination. 

  • What Do Mothers Need? An End to Pregnancy Discrimination

    Mother’s Day is this weekend. And at the National Partnership, we have joined with our allies, members of Congress and activists across the country to take a week-long look at what mothers truly need this year – beyond messages of gratitude.

  • We Must All Become Advocates

    We can – and will – continue to make progress toward a more fair and family friendly nation by winning the fight for policies like the FAMILY Act. But it’s going to take hard work. And we must all become advocates. 

  • An Unfinished Agenda

    It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.

  • Keeping "Wellness" from Turning into Discrimination

    Today, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on a topic of critical importance to our nation’s workers: employer wellness programs.

  • After Four Years, It's Time for Concrete Action - An Executive Order from President Obama - to Help Reduce the Wage Gap Four years ago today, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - a law that restored pay discrimination victims' right to have their day in court.
  • We Will Not Give Up on Fair Pay This week, we saw deeply troubling evidence of just how partisan Congress has become.
  • Time for Concrete Action to Stop Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and Caregivers Today, I was honored to join a distinguished group of scholars, advocates, government officials, and legal and policy experts to discuss an issue of critical importance to working women and families in this country: discrimination based on pregnancy and caregiving.
  • Remembering a Major Step toward Equality in the Courts Thirty years ago today, women and girls in every corner of the country watched with pride as Sandra Day O'Connor raised her right hand, took an oath and became the first woman justice on the Supreme Court.
  • The Pursuit of Justice is Not Over Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the women of Wal-Mart cannot proceed as a group as they challenge the company's discriminatory pay and promotion practices. It was a disappointing day for the women involved in the case and for all of us who are fighting for fair pay and fair opportunities for advancement for America's women. But today's decision is not the end.
  • The Affordable Care Act at One

    This week is the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act - the greatest advance for women's health in a generation.

  • It's Politics v. Science. Again. It's a fact: Contraceptive use improves overall health. It enables women to plan and space their pregnancies. It has contributed to dramatic declines in maternal and infant mortality. And it has been a driving force in reducing unintended pregnancies and the need for abortion.
  • The Power of Three

    It's the first Monday in October, and the Supreme Court convenes today for a new term. But this term is different from all others because, today for the first time ever, three women are serving together on our highest court. It is significant -- momentous -- that one-third of the Court is female, even though that fraction does not yet represent our proportion of the population. But it is a sign of progress that was once almost unimaginable for me and most of my peers.

  • The Sweet Smell of Progress Earlier this month, I was invited by the White House to watch President Obama nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court. The ceremony was even more moving than I expected, and that took me a little by surprise.
  • Kagan: Supremely Intelligent, Eminently Qualified I had the honor and privilege of attending a special announcement ceremony at the White House on Monday, and I couldn't be more pleased with President Obama's decision to nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next United States Supreme Court justice. I have known her for many decades and have deep respect for her commitment to equal justice.