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  • When You Marginalize Women’s Health, You Sanction Inequality

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases brought by for-profit corporations challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit, which requires that health plans include coverage for contraception – a basic health service that 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives.

  • Helping Pregnant Women Become Partners in Their Care

    The quality of maternity care in our country needs improvement. While transforming the maternity care system will take time, there is progress to report.

  • What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Birth Control Cases? More Than You Might Think.

    Access to contraception long seemed settled and remote from the culture wars.

  • Standing Up for Women and Families in 2014

    With demand on the rise for measures that will make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly, the National Partnership convened a special congressional briefing to discuss the policies women and families want this year.

  • The Fight for Women’s Health in Louisiana Continues

    On February 4, dozens of allies met on the steps of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) in Baton Rouge to do something that we rarely get to do on the harsh battlefield of reproductive justice work in Louisiana – celebrate a victory.

  • The FMLA at 21: What a Difference a Year Makes!

    One year ago, we recognized the historic 20th anniversary of the FMLA and called on lawmakers to prioritize family friendly workplace policies. Today, on the law’s 21st anniversary, we can point to considerable progress. 

  • Advancing Women and Families in 2014

    Following President Obama’s historic call for paid leave in the State of the Union, nearly 16,000 people joined a telephone town hall to discuss the need for a women’s economic agenda.

  • McCullen v. Coakley

    On January 15th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCullen v. Coakley, a case challenging the Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law.

  • Congress Must Heed the President's Historic Call for Paid Leave, Fair Pay and a Stronger Health Care System

    President Obama's State of the Union address was a compelling call for a more fair and family friendly nation. 

  • Newark Continues the Paid Sick Days Momentum

    Today, the Newark City Council built on the strong momentum we have seen around paid sick days already in 2014 by passing a paid sick days standard for New Jersey’s largest city.

  • Good News for New Jersey's Working Families

    New Jersey became a little more family friendly last week.

  • Employer Trends Signal Need for National Workplace Standards

    CareerBuilder has identified seven employer trends that job seekers should keep in mind this year. The top trends create even more urgency for national workplace standards.

  • A Major Victory for D.C.

    D.C. Mayor Gray signed a measure to expand the District’s paid sick days law to cover an additional 20,000 tipped restaurant and bar workers.

  • A Strong Start to 2014 for Working Families

    From paid sick days and paid leave victories to the introduction of the FAMILY Act, 2013 was a year of great progress for America’s working families. And 2014 is off to an equally strong and promising start. 

  • 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. 

  • Newark Continues the Paid Sick Days Momentum

    Tonight, the City Council in Newark, New Jersey, built on the great momentum we’ve seen around common sense paid sick days policies this year by passing its own standard. 

  • Coalition “Rallies” in Support of the FAMILY Act

    More than 400 organizations have joined together to push for passage of the FAMILY Act. To mark its introduction, coalition members published blog posts, issued press statements, wrote op-eds and more.

  • D.C. Poised to Strengthen Paid Sick Days Law

    It’s a good day for D.C. Today, the City Council voted unanimously to strengthen the District’s paid sick days law to cover more workers.

  • The FAMILY Act—Legislation the Nation Needs Now

    We have been proud to partner with Working Mother in recent years to galvanize support for a national paid leave program. Today, we celebrate a tremendous and exciting step forward in that effort.

  • Take It From Moms: America’s Families Need the FAMILY Act

    Stephanie was the sole breadwinner for her family when her twins were born three months early and had to be hospitalized.

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