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Senate Bill for the Healthy Families Act in the 113th Congress

A BILL To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Alabama

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 447,000 older women in Alabama – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Medicaid Primer: Ensuring Basic Health Care for Millions of Women and Children

Medicaid provides critical health care for millions of lower income women and children who otherwise would be uninsured. At all ages, women and girls make up the majority of enrollees in Medicaid.


African American Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for African American women, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed African American women.


Latinas and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.


5 Reasons Expanding Medicaid Coverage Matters to Women and Families

The Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act is an historic opportunity to extend much needed health care coverage to millions of lower income Americans. Traditionally, Medicaid coverage has been limited to only to certain segments of the low-income adult population – parents whose dependent children live with them, disabled individuals, and pregnant women (but only for the duration of their pregnancy and 60 days afterward).


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2013

The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and improving the well-being of our nation’s families. For more than 40 years, we have worked to promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.


Beyond the Morning After: The Truth about Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC), also known as the morning after pill, prevents pregnancy for up to 120 hours after unprotected sex, sexual violence or contraceptive failure such as a missed birth control pill or broken condom. EC is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy and should be available to all women.


Leveling the Playing Field

FACT SHEET | The connection between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2013

When campaigns end, the hard work of implementing policy begins. At a time when millions of families are facing economic distress, wage and pregnancy discrimination continue, workers are struggling without family friendly policies, women’s access to reproductive health is at risk, and health reform implementation remains under attack, achieving meaningful policy changes that improve life for women and families must be a top priority.


National Partnership for Women and Families 2012 Election Eve/Night Omnibus Nationwide Poll Results

How important is it to you that Congress and the President consider new laws to help keep working families economically secure, including ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and creating a system of family and medical leave insurance - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?


Model Paid Sick and Safe Days Legislation

A Bill to Be Entitled “Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act”


Losing Ground: Unwarranted Credit Checks Create Barriers to Employment for Women

Research clearly shows that there is no connection between credit information and job performance or turnover, yet employers across the country run credit checks as part of their hiring processes. This creates unnecessary and harmful obstacles for women seeking gainful employment to support their families, pay their bills and pull themselves out of debt.


Ballot Initiatives in 2012: Putting Women’s Health and Rights Up For a Vote

Ballot initiatives can be powerful policy-making tools that raise community-specific issues and allow citizens to take democracy into their own hands. In recent years, however, they have also been a means to push an extreme agenda that would undermine women’s health and reproductive rights.


Paycheck Fairness Act Fact Sheet

Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women. Women working full time are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men.


Women of Color Need a Paid Sick Days Standard

Every day, millions of workers in the United States are forced to jeopardize their wages and their jobs when they become sick or need to care for a sick child or loved one. For women - and particularly for women of color - the inability to earn paid sick days can have devastating consequences.


Amicus Brief: Maetta Vance v. Ball State University

On Writ of Certiorari To the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ________ BRIEF OF NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES, ET AL., AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER


National Partnership Comments to DOL on Military Leave Provisions of the FMLA

On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families, the National Military Family Association and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to legislative expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


Coalition for Quality Maternity Care Letter Endorsing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Dear Representative Nadler: On behalf of the Coalition for Quality Maternity Care (CQMC), a coalition of national professional, consumer, and human rights organizations that promote high quality maternity care for all women and newborns, we write to thank you for your efforts to address pregnancy discrimination and promote healthy pregnancies by championing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R.5647). The CQMC is proud to endorse this legislation that would promote the health and economic security of pregnant women, their babies, and their families.


Letter to Congress from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce, in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate on women's economic issues. Our members - both business owners and careerists - respect the needs of women to support themselves and their families. Today, more than ever, it is important that women workers have work environments where they can remain productive and earning income for their families.


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