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  • For the Sake of Women and Newborns: Strengthen Midwifery

    The preeminent medical journal The Lancet has just released its Midwifery Series, a major project to take stock of the contribution of midwifery to the well-being of childbearing women and newborns.

  • America's Families Expect and Deserve Better: 31 States Get Grades of 'D' or 'F' in New Study

    On Monday, hundreds of lawmakers, businesses, workers, advocates, administration officials and President Obama will gather for a historic White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C.

  • Family Friendly Policy and Culture Changes Would Be the Best Father’s Day Gift

    The gifts, greeting cards and time that will be shared for Father's Day are wonderful, heartwarming tributes. But lawmakers should pay tribute, too, with policy changes.

  • Oklahomans Fight Back

    Oklahomans pride themselves on the way our citizens pull together in emergencies and tragedies. But many residents, unfortunately, also like to call ours the most conservative state.

  • #WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is here. That means that if you're like many people, you've recently spent some time asking yourself what your mother (or the mothers in your life) need. 

  • What Do Mothers Need? Fair Pay

    It’s no surprise these days that women’s wages are essential to their families and our economy. That’s why, as our #WhatMothersNeed week of action continues, we’re talking about the urgent need for fair pay.

  • What Do Mothers Need? Family Friendly Workplaces

    For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.

  • 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.

  • What Do Mothers Need? Quality Maternity Care

    As Mother’s Day approaches, we renew our commitment to improving the quality of maternity care so women can enjoy safe, satisfying pregnancies and births, and babies can have a healthy start in life. We ask you to join us.

  • Making History for Women and Families

    At the National Partnership, we couldn’t be more inspired to make history on the issues of paramount importance to women and their families.

  • Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

    There is a reason many of us bristle at the thought of what the nation's workplaces were like for women during the Mad Men era: the almost universal recognition that it was a time when sexism was rampant, when women were routinely devalued, disrespected and blatantly discriminated against.

  • 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. 

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