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  • NEWS: Biden signs second executive order to protect U.S. abortion access

    Joe Biden signed a second executive order on Wednesday that aims to protect access to reproductive healthcare after the US supreme court struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

  • Centering the Wellness & Mental Health of Communities of Color

    In the fight towards equity and justice for women and families, we must acknowledge the factors that negatively impact communities of color's well-being, which include but are not limited to collective, cultural, generational, and systemic trauma. Compounding that harm are the structural and cultural barriers to accessing culturally congruent, trauma-informed, anti-racist support and care exacerbate mental health challenges and inequities.

    We have compiled some resources that center the experiences, expertise, voices of communities of color.

  • NEWS: Their medications cause pregnancy issues. Post-Roe, that could be dangerous

    "Karen Kaiser says she will never forget her feelings of dread and sadness as she hurried past picket lines of antiabortion protesters in 2008. In the waiting room of a Maryland Planned Parenthood, “I remember crying,” she said. Kaiser had decided to have an abortion in part because she was taking a medication called Depakote to control her bipolar disorder."

  • NEWS: They had miscarriages, and new abortion laws obstructed treatment

    Last year, a 35-year-old woman named Amanda, who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, had a miscarriage in the first trimester of her pregnancy. At a large hospital, a doctor performed a surgical procedure often used as a safe and quick method to remove tissue from a failed pregnancy... Eight months later,

  • NEWS: How the fall of Roe v. Wade could impact abortion access across the world

    "Abortion rights activists say the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade will reverberate around the world, possibly restricting access to the procedure in other countries and weakening the global movement for reproductive rights."

  • NEWS: No, Justice Alito, reproductive justice is in the Constitution

    Editor's Note: The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and reverse a legal precedent of nearly 50 years is no surprise. The willingness of the Court's majority to disrespect the importance of women's autonomy and catapult them backwards into a 19th century, second-class status speaks volumes about the majority's lack of respect for women's equality and individual dignity.

  • Ethical shopping shows economic justice to the LGBTQ+ community – here's how to do it.

    Ethical shopping is one of the most significant ways in which economic justice can be shown to the LGBTQ+ community, and is not something that should be limited to the month of June. Consider these ethical shopping practices to ensure that the LGBTQ+ community, especially LGBTQ+ workers, are placed at the forefront of your shopping cart.

  • Dobbs v. Jackson WHO – What now?

    We knew this was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier.

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women's Health Organization reversed a nearly 50-year legal precedent established in Roe v. Wade: that abortion is a fundamental constitutional right. The Court in Dobbs upheld the Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, and ruled that states have the right to restrict or ban abortion access entirely.

  • Two Years Later: Revisiting LGBTQ+ Experiences in the Workplace Post-Bostock

    Two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the landmark case, Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled that that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. While many LGBTQ+ advocates celebrated this decision as a monumental step forward, the question remains whether the lived experiences of real people have truly changed for the better since the ruling.

  • Why Care in Community Birth Settings Works So Well for All Birthing People

    Maternity care in "community birth" settings – both such as birth centers and planned home birth – is associated with lower rates of preterm and cesarean birth and higher breastfeeding rates compared to similar people with standard physician-led and hospital-based maternity care. Keep reading to learn why.

  • Barriers to Equal Pay for AANHPI Women

    Acknowledging the unique wage gap between white men and AANHPI women is more important than ever, and forces us to take a closer look at the many myths and barriers in the way of achieving pay equity for AANHPI women in particular.

  • Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week 2022

    Black Maternal Health Week was created to raise awareness of the root causes of poor maternal health outcomes for Black women and to inspire activism in support of Black-led maternal health initiatives. Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the goals of Black Maternal Health Week are to: Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US...

  • This Women's History Month, We Witnessed History For Our Courts

    This week, in the final days of Women's History Month, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee as members considered her nomination to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson, a long-term jurist and public servant, would be the first Black woman on the Court. Her nomination is part of an intergenerational struggle to ensure that our government decision-makers, including our judges, are representative of the people they serve and reflect the tapestry of lived experiences in our country.

  • Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is eminently qualified, and the Senate needs to confirm her quickly and fairly.

    Judge Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the second woman of color. She's eminently qualified. Her voice and ability to bring her unique lived experience into her opinions will be key to upholding equal justice principles and pushing back on unfairness in the Court’s decisions.

  • Equal Pay Day – We've got good news and bad news. Ok, it's mostly bad news.

    Why observe Equal Pay Day, year after year, if it's such a bummer? Because the wage gap is a way of talking about the tangible consequences that sexism and racism in our economy have on women. And it touches so many women year after year, no matter their occupation, education level or age.

  • Can the SOTU be reduced to a Wordle? (Not exactly, but it was fun trying.)

    As the nation looks to President Biden's first State of the Union address tonight, there's no shortage of pressing topics to cover. At the same time, we could all use a momentary reprieve from the deluge of overwhelming news. Enter: our take on Wordle for this very occasion.

  • What We're Listening to, Watching, and Reading During this Black History Month

    With February coming to a close, we'd like to highlight all the recommendations from the desks and homes of our staff members for Black History Month.

  • FMLA is Almost 30 and We Still Can't Figure It Out

    February 5th will mark the 29th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); legislation that the National Partnership was essential in passing in 1993 to ensure working people can take the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones. Paid leave is fundamentally tied to other economic battles: equal pay and equitable healthcare to name a few. Build Back Better had the potential to ensure paid leave would be accessible to all. The momentum to support our labor force was there, yet partisanship and skepticism on the expenses of this type of program got in the way of providing paid leave for people that need it most.

  • Good work and good trouble: the time for voting rights is now

    This weekend the coalition will continue to call on Congress to take action by participating in local actions in D.C. and in Phoenix, AZ between January 15-17. Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Yolanda Renee King will join elected officials, voting rights advocates, and community advocates.

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