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Action Alert For Use Prior to FAMILY Act Reintroduction

Sample alert for coalition use on FAMILY Act Reintroduction


Understanding Worker Leave Policies: An Overview

A summary of three types of public leave policies that address the health and caregiving needs of today's working families - unpaid FMLA leave, paid family and medical leave, and paid sick and safe days.


The Case for a National Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.


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.


El argumento para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica (El FAMILY Act)

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Good for Business

FACT SHEET | Leading business owners and managers recognize that every worker will at some point need time off to attend to health or family issues.


Quality Family Planning Services in the United States

The average woman who wants two children spends three decades – more than three-quarters of her reproductive life – trying to avoid pregnancy.1 It’s no wonder that more than 99 percent of women have used contraception at some point in their lives.


Delivering High-Quality, High-Value Care to Childbearing Women and Babies: Policymakers Can Make a Difference

Policymakers can help promote safe, healthy childbirth experiences for women and babies in the United States with wiser use of resources.


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report

A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to create an insurance market in which consumers would have the ability to compare coverage options across standardized criteria and identify the plan that best meets their families’ health care needs.


Existing Temporary Disability Insurance Programs

Five states and Puerto Rico provide partial wage replacement for workers who are unable to work due to non-work related injuries or illnesses, including pregnancy.


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.


First Impressions: Comparing State Paid Family Leave Programs in Their First Years

Following the first anniversary of Rhode Island's paid family leave program, this analysis compares the program's first year to the first years of similar programs in California and New Jersey.


The Family and Medical Leave Act at 22: 200 Million Reasons to Celebrate and Move Forward

2015 is the 22nd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is time to advance the FMLA’s promise of a family friendly America.


Statement of Judith L. Lichtman Submitted to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee for Hearing on “Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs”

Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, Members of the Committee, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ensuring nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs, to be considered today in conjunction with the committee’s hearing.


Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces EO Women's Community Letter

A letter from women's organizations urging Senator Reid to protect the provisions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.


The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

FACT SHEET | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.


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.


HR 7: The End of Abortion Coverage

H.R. 7, the deceptively titled "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act," introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, is radical legislation that threatens women's access to medical care.


National Partnership Comments on Federal Contractor Compensation Data Collection

A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting the development and implementation of a tool to collect compensation data from federal contractors.


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: How to Help Your Hormones Do Their Wonderful Work

Birth hormones can do an amazing job guiding you and your baby on the path to a healthy birth. They prepare both of you every step of the way, from getting ready for labor to breastfeeding and bonding. But some things can get in their way. Find out how you can help your birth hormones do their wonderful work. work for you and your baby.


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