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Working Women and Alaska’s Wage Gap

In Alaska, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $42,376 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $56,643. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,267 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Rhode Island Women and the Wage Gap

In Rhode Island, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,412 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $48,842 per year. This means that women in Rhode Island are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,430 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Georgia

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 585,000 older women in Georgia – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Family Friendly America: Wisconsin

Wisconsin workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.


Overview of Judge Terrence Boyle's Judicial Record

The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly opposes the nomination of Judge Terrence Boyle to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Working Women and Maine’s Wage Gap

In Maine, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,873 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,029. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,156 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Wisconsin’s Wage Gap

In Wisconsin, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,490 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $45,523. This means that women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,033 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Family Friendly America: Colorado

Colorado workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.


America’s Working Parents Deserve Paid Family Leave

Too many working parents are left to struggle on their own when a new child arrives or a family member is taken ill because they do not have the security of job-protected, paid time away from work. It is time for Congress to take action to support working families!


Working Women and Indiana’s Wage Gap

In Indiana, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,221 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $44,851. This means that women are paid 72 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,630 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Family Friendly America: Kansas

Kansas workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in New Jersey

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 750,000 older women in New Jersey – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Bypassing Justice: Wyoming


D.C. Women and the Wage Gap

In the D.C. metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $55,688 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $68,034 per year. This means that women in the D.C. area are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,346 between men and women who work full time.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in North Carolina

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 833,000 older women in North Carolina – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Bypassing Justice: Montana


Bypassing Justice: Arizona


Letter Opposing Nomination of Thomas Griffith

The National Partnership for Women & Families (National Partnership) is writing in strong opposition to the nomination of Thomas Griffith to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The National Partnership is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.


Statement of Opposition on the Nomination of Carolyn Kuhl

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of Carolyn B. Kuhl for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Supportive Workplace Policies Are Critical for Nursing Mothers (Fact Sheet)

Every year roughly four million women give birth in the United States, and more than 75 percent of them choose to breastfeed. But with two-thirds of today’s working women returning to work within three months of giving birth, a lack of supportive workplace policies and laws is forcing too many nursing mothers to quit breastfeeding (or never start).


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