National Partnership for Women & Families

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Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Overview

FACT SHEET | An overview of how paid family and medical leave laws work, where they exist in the United States, and why a national standard is important.


Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Safe Days

FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.


Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional and Dangerous

Since 1973, the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision has protected a woman’s right to abortion. Yet, the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would directly violate Roe by imposing a nationwide ban on abortion care at 20 weeks.


El Acta de Familias Saludables Hoja Informativa

HOJA INFORMATIVA | El Acta de Familias Saludables establecería un estándar nacional de días pagados por enfermedad – un paso crítico para satisfacer las necesidades financieras y de salud de las familias trabajadoras.


El Acta de Seguro para Ausencia Familiar y Médica (El FAMILY Act)

HOJA INFORMATIVA | El Acta de Seguro para Ausencia Familiar y Médica (El FAMILY Act) abordaría la crisis de licencia familiar y medica con goce de sueldo que tiene Estados Unidos y beneficiaría a los trabajadores, a sus familias, a los negocios y la economía de nuestra nación.


Senate Committee on Finance Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal (Sept 2017)

On behalf of women across the country who are the health care decision-makers for themselves and their families, we write in strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal (“the Graham-Cassidy proposal”) to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


Letter from Women's Health Care Providers to Congress on Graham-Cassidy (Sept 2017)

On behalf of physicians, certified nurse midwives/certified midwives and nurse practitioners who provide care for the women of America, along with our patient partners, we stand together for patients and against Senate passage of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal (Graham-Cassidy proposal) to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


Attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood and Medicaid Are Attacks on Reproductive Justice for Women of Color

Reproductive justice will be attained when all people have the economic, social and political power and means to make decisions about their bodies, sexuality, health and families. Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of women of color have gained access to affordable coverage and critical health care.


Attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood and Medicaid Are Attacks on Reproductive Justice for Women of Color

Reproductive justice will be attained when all people have the economic, social and political power and means to make decisions about their bodies, sexuality, health and families. Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of women of color have gained access to affordable coverage and critical health care.


The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act Section-by-Section


The Paycheck Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section legislative summary of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would combat pay discrimination that contributes to the gender wage gap.


Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap by Race

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.


Women’s Health Coverage: Sources and Rates of Insurance


Women's Community Letter to the Senate HELP Committee on the Nomination of Janet Dhillon for Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Letter from the women's community and allies to Senate HELP committee on Janet Dhillon, nominee for chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


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.


The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.


National Partnership Comments on CMS Quality Payment Program for 2018 Proposed Rule (August 2017)


Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.


Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

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


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