National Partnership for Women & Families

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#PaidSickDays Final Rule Awareness Day Coalition Resources

A toolkit of shareable content for the coalition for a social media awareness day aimed at highlighting the new paid sick days rule and other victories of 2016

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

FACT SHEET | There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.

Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.

Letter to U.S. Senate HELP Committee Opposing the Nomination of Andrew Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Letter from National Partnership President Debra L. Ness to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Alexander and Ranking Member Murray expressing strong opposition of the nomination of Andrew Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor

CPeH 2016 Accomplishments

CPeH 2016 Accomplishments & Activities

Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.

Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

CHART | A non-exhaustive chart of paid family/parental leave policies that apply to municipal employees.

Coalition Resources for Paid Sick Days Executive Order and Final Rule Take Effect January 1, 2017

Beginning on January 1, 2017, companies that do business with the federal government will be required to provide up to seven paid sick days per year to their employees who work on federal contracts. The following are resources to help spread the news.

Repealing the ACA Endangers Women’s Health and Financial Security

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Attempts to repeal the ACA not only put women’s access to health care in dire jeopardy, but threaten their economic security as well. Repealing the ACA risks going back to a time when women struggled to find affordable health coverage in the individual market, were routinely charged more than men for health insurance and often found that health coverage did not cover their essential health care needs.

CPeH HIT Crystal Ball

CpeH PPT slides for HIT Crystal ball discussion

#PaidLeaveChecklist Sample Content for Coalition

A toolkit of resources for the #PaidLeaveChecklist day of action


Talking Points for MACRA final rule

CPeH Fact Sheet - HIT in the QPP

CPeH fact sheet on HIT in the QPP / MACRA final rule

Childbirth Connection: Labor pain tables

There are many drug and drug-free ways to help you cope with labor pain. The benefits of some methods are better understood than others. Many women want to know about the effectiveness and downsides of specific methods of pain relief; researchers have given more attention to effectiveness and less to possible downsides.

Election Analysis Suggests Voters Reward Candidates Who Advocate for Family Friendly Workplace Policies

MEMO | A comprehensive analysis of the websites of all declared 2016 general election candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor to quantify the extent to which candidates mentioned paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair or equal pay, and fairness for pregnant workers – and to assess whether candidates who did so were more likely to win.

Lake Research Partners: Election Eve/Night Omnibus Survey Results on Issues of Importance to Working Families

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group.

The Tarrance Group: Key Findings from a National Election Eve and Night Voter Survey on Working Families' Issues

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by The Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners.

Lake Research Partners 2016 Election Eve Omnibus Toplines for National Partnership for Women & Families

Questionnaire and topline results for Lake Research Partners 2016 election even and election night survey

Key Findings: 2016 Election Eve/Election Night Survey

A summary of the results of a survey of 2016 general election voters conducted for the National Partnership by Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group showing strong support for family friendly workplace polices and the candidates who champion them.

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families CAP joint product

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