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  • What’s on my mind this Father’s Day …

    Sunday is Father's Day. A day when dads everywhere will feel a sense of pride, get their 453rd pair of socks, and if they're like me, proudly tape an illegible Father’s Day card their daughter scribbled at preschool to their refrigerator.

  • This Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Let’s Fight for Inclusive Workplace Laws

    As we fight for paid sick days and paid family and medical leave laws that allow people to maintain economic security while caring for their loved ones, it is critical that these laws allow time to care for a range of family members.

  • We Must Show Up For Black Women and Families

    As we begin 2019 Black History Month, we must renew our commitment to fighting for Black women and families and remember the reality that people of color are uniquely harmed by race discrimination and this harm is exacerbated for women of color by gender discrimination. We must commit to centering our work on people and families of color in order to address all aspects of the racism that permeate our society.

  • We Decide: Demanding the Policies Pregnant People Need to Thrive

    No one should be denied opportunity, dignity, happiness or respect because of where they live or work or how much money they make. But because of our country’s punitive and inadequate policies, that is precisely what happens every day to people deciding if and when to parent.

  • Labor Day 2018: Congress Needs to Step Up

    Next week the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, we fear — and expect, based on his record — that workers’ rights and the rights of women will be in grave jeopardy.

  • Helping Men Care: Father’s Day is the Perfect Time to Fight for Paid Leave

    Today’s dads aren’t the same as their own fathers. One indication of the change is the fact that fathers in the United States have nearly tripled the time they spend caring for children since 1965. But our paternity leave policies and the uptake of leave haven’t kept up with the change. It’s time to press the update button.

  • Let’s Press for Progress on Gender Equality Through a Strong U.S. Paid Leave Policy

    On International Women's Day, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the United States is an international outlier when it comes to paid leave.

  • Standing Together to Unrig the System for Working People

    Workers need strong workplace policies – and strong unions – to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. But working people are under attack.

  • Why Paid Leave Means... Everything

    Twenty-five years after we won a national unpaid leave law, it's time to finally win paid leave.

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Means a Stronger Nation

    Our country is in the midst of an extraordinary, long-overdue moment. In historic ways, women and our allies are coming together to demand change, and guaranteeing paid family and medical leave for all is essential to winning that fight.

  • 15 Years, Five Key Lessons: California Continues to Lead the Nation Toward Paid Leave for All

    With recent attention to the country’s dismal record of making paid leave available to workers, and growing consensus around the need for a national solution, it’s easy to forget the decades of work and milestone victories that have made this moment possible. One of the first happened 15 years ago this week, when California created the nation’s first state paid family leave program.

  • Don’t Just Tell Grandparents You Care, Fight for Their Ability to Care and Be Cared For

    Sunday is National Grandparents Day, a time to celebrate the millions of grandparents who provide so much for our families and our country. Our nation’s grandparents are not only treasured members of our families; they also take on significant caregiving and breadwinning responsibilities.

  • Stand Up for Workers and Unions This Labor Day

    Working people and organizations across the country are coming together to stand up and speak out to remind elected officials that America needs strong workplace protections and strong unions. 

  • #MomsDontNeed

    Holidays are nice. Progress is nicer.

  • Standing Up for Women & Families in 2017

    “This is the time to move women’s rights forward, not roll back the progress we have made over decades.” 

  • We’re In the Fight of Our Lives – But We’re In It Together

    Experiences like the MAKERS Conference and the Women’s March remind us that we are all in this together and that we must keep challenging ourselves to build a collective force for resistance and change.

  • Trump’s Anti-Woman Cabinet: How It All Adds Up

    From gutting the Affordable Care Act to undermining reproductive health care to weakening workplace protections to opposing measures to stop sexual violence, Trump’s nominees have stood outside the mainstream and against the interests of women. Women must be vigilant and we must resist.

  • Together, we made history at the Women’s March. Now take the next step!

    At the National Partnership, we get it. The Women’s March put the Trump administration and the new Congress on notice, but it was only the first step. Now, we each must do everything we can to create a continuous drumbeat for women’s rights and human rights.

  • Progress, Promise and Peril: The Imperative to Continue Workplace Policy Gains in 2017

    The nation is poised for progress, but it will only come if lawmakers recognize that strengthening our economy will require paying as much attention to the kinds of jobs that are available as they pay to creating or keeping jobs in the United States.

  • The Bottom Drops Out

    Sometimes life tests you in ways you never expected. The election that shocked the nation dealt a stunning blow to our efforts to make this country more fair, family friendly and healthy.

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