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Erin Mackay

From the desk of ... Erin Mackay

Women Caregivers: The Unsung Superheroes

Co-author(s): Dani Gillespie
November 21, 2018 | Health Care

As we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and honor family caregivers with the theme “Supercharge Your Caregiving.” It's a time to consider how we may better support the 43.5 million people — the superheroes — who take on family caregiving responsibilities each year.

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Shaina Goodman

From the desk of ... Shaina Goodman

Standing Up for Scientific Integrity

Over the past couple of years, the Trump administration has aggressively sidelined science in policymaking – whether by suppressing or misrepresenting evidence, undermining federal grants, or selecting unqualified and conflicted appointees to lead agencies and programs. As a result, our nation’s public health and well-being are suffering.

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Lauren Paulk

From the desk of ... Lauren Paulk

Mid-Term Elections Limit Abortion for Some While Ensuring Access for Others

November 9, 2018 | Reproductive Rights

Tuesday’s elections brought some mixed results around abortion rights. While Oregon turned out in a big way to reaffirm abortion access for everyone regardless of income, a majority of West Virginia and Alabama voters paved the way for increased abortion restrictions in both states. As with all abortion restrictions, these measures will have the most impact on low-income women, young women, and women of color in these three states.

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From the desk of ... Nikita Mhatre

Why the Right to Vote Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

November 5, 2018 | Reproductive Rights

At a time where reproductive rights face an existential threat from nearly all levels of government, voting can help ensure a future where all women have access to the reproductive health care they need.

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From the desk of ... Rachel Kuenzi

Circuit Courts Ignore Precedent and Set Up Path to Gut Roe

In the last few months, we stood alongside our allies across the country to oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court because we knew the dire threat he poses to women and families. ...

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From the desk of ... Kimiko Hirota

Domestic Violence Survivors Deserve Supportive Policies

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we honor survivors and continue working on their behalf.

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Debra L. Ness, President

From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

A Shameful Day In Our Nation’s History

By voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senators turned their backs on America's women.

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Debra L. Ness, President

From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

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.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

From the desk of ... Sarah Fleisch Fink

Access to Paid Sick Days Reaches Record High, But Stark Disparities and Threats Persist

July 27, 2018

A record number of people in this country – 71 percent of private sector workers – now have access to paid sick days, but shameful disparities continue.

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Katie Martin, Vice President

From the desk of ... Katie Martin

Stabilize Housing, Improve Women’s Health

July 26, 2018 | Health Care

Where you live, work and play all affect your health. Indeed, research shows that access to nutritious food and safe housing are clearly linked to your health.

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

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.

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

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

July 6, 2018 | Judges and Supreme Court

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

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Debra L. Ness, President

From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

We March …

June 30, 2018 | Other

For every immigrant child who finds herself in a strange place, without the parents she loves and needs …

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From the desk of ... Jessica Mason

Let’s Not Repeat the Mistakes of the Past With Worker Protections

Eighty years ago today, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – the cornerstone of labor protections for working people in the United States – was enacted. While its protections for working people remain in place today, so, unfortunately, do its exclusions, which disproportionately harm women and people of color.

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Katie Martin, Vice President

From the desk of ... Katie Martin

I am one of the 67 million women and girls with a pre-existing condition.

June 21, 2018 | Health Care

Having my son could essentially blacklist me from getting affordable, comprehensive health coverage if opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) succeed with their relentless efforts to sabotage it. 

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

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.

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Katie Martin, Vice President

From the desk of ... Katie Martin

Healing with HEAA

May 23, 2018 | Health Care

Supporting the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) should be a no-brainer. This bill would help eliminate racial and ethnic health and health care disparities. 

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From the desk of ... Stephanie Glover

Taking Stock of the ACA’s Preventive Services Coverage During National Women’s Health Week

Co-author(s): Jessi Leigh Swenson
May 17, 2018 | Health Care

For National Women’s Health Week this year, we’re reminding women of some of the preventive services they can access – without cost sharing – thanks to the ACA. 

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From the desk of ... Alex Baptiste, National Partnership

Paid Sick Days Promote Women’s Health

May 16, 2018

As we mark National Women’s Health Week, it’s important to remember that millions of women cannot earn paid sick days, which would help them care for themselves and their families.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

From the desk of ... Sarah Fleisch Fink

And Then There Were 10: New Jersey’s New Governor Signs Paid Sick Days Bill Into Law

May 2, 2018

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, making New Jersey the 10th state to enact a paid sick days law and extending the right to earn paid sick days to an additional 1.2 million workers.

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