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  • Asian Women’s Access to Health Insurance Increases but Varies by Subgroup

    FACT SHEET | Asian women now have the highest rates of insurance coverage of any racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, but there is substantial variation across the Asian population in insurance coverage, with some subgroups such as Burmese, Nepalese and Indonesian women having much higher uninsured rates.

  • Latinas Experience Pervasive Disparities in Access to Health Insurance

    FACT SHEET | Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that, despite significant health insurance gains since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, pervasive coverage disparities remain for Latinas. In fact, Latinas have the lowest coverage rates of any racial/ethnic group in the United States.

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Women Face Pervasive Disparities in Access to Health Insurance

    FACT SHEET | Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that, despite significant health insurance gains since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, pervasive coverage disparities remain for American Indian and Alaska Native women.

  • BE HEARD: An Act to End Harassment in the Workplace

    FACT SHEET | The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act to enhance accountability in the workplace and strengthen protections for workers against discrimination and harassment.

  • The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788): Providing Critical Protection Against Discrimination for LGBTQ People and Women

    The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788) is groundbreaking civil rights legislation that would amend and supplement the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other key federal nondiscrimination laws that provide protection from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or religion.

  • Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal Health: Summary and Status

    The table below summarizes introduced legislation with the potential to improve maternal health outcomes and address the dire and persistent disparities in maternal mortality between Black and white women.

  • The Healthy Families Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

    A section-by-section summary of the Healthy Families Act, which would establish a national paid sick days standard.

  • Paid Leave Will Help Close the Gender Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | The wage gap illustrates the high cost women are paying for our nation’s policy failure, including our lack of paid family and medical leave to support family caregiving, which is still most often performed by women.

  • America’s Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | Overall, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. When women lose income, their economic security and that of their families is diminished. (April 2019)

  • Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap by Race

    FACT SHEET | Women of color in the United States experience the nation's persistent and pervasive gender wage gap most severely. U.S. Census Bureau data reveal the size of that gap by race. (April 2019)

  • Black Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Black women, especially in the 25 states with the largest populations of employed Black women.

  • A Guide for Protecting Women’s Health

    Women should be at the forefront of every conversation about the future of our health care system. They play an outsized role in contributing to the health care system as decision-makers and advocates for themselves and their loved ones. But, their unique circumstances are too frequently ignored, with a variety of adverse health and economic implications for them and their families.

  • Know Your Rights: Witnessing Sexual Harassment at Work (in Spanish)

    CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS | Si es testigo de acoso sexual en el trabajo

  • The EACH Woman Act (S. 758/H.R. 1692): Ensuring Equal Access to Abortion Coverage for Every Woman

    The ability to make personal health care decisions should not depend on how much money a woman makes or where she gets her health insurance. This groundbreaking legislation would put an end to politicians denying women insurance coverage for medical care they need.

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | A look at the wage gap for Asian American women by ethnic subgroup, and what that gap means for Asian women and their families.

  • Sexual Harassment and the Gender Wage Gap

    Despite being prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workplace sexual harassment remains pervasive and pernicious. Sexual harassment is one of many manifestations of power imbalances in the workplace.

  • The EMPOWER Act

    FACT SHEET | The Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act enhances protections and reduces barriers that prevent people who experience harassment from speaking out and seeking justice.

  • The Federal Employees Paid Leave Act

    FACT SHEET | Too many federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for themselves or a loved one.

  • State Paid Family Leave Laws

    CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, New York, D.C. and Massachusetts

  • Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health

    FACT SHEET | Every day, millions of U.S. workers face an impossible choice when they are sick: stay home and risk their economic security or go to work and risk their health and the public’s health.

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