That is what’s at stake here: our lives. Our right to abortion care and ability to access it is about our health, the well-being and future of our families, our autonomy and our dignity. Ultimately it is about our ability to be equal.
From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman
Sometimes the world changes in a moment. One of those moments came when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.
For every immigrant child who finds herself in a strange place, without the parents she loves and needs …
From the desk of ... Jessica Mason
Eighty years ago today, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – the cornerstone of labor protections for working people in the United States – was enacted. While its protections for working people remain in place today, so, unfortunately, do its exclusions, which disproportionately harm women and people of color.
From the desk of ... Katie Martin
Having my son could essentially blacklist me from getting affordable, comprehensive health coverage if opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) succeed with their relentless efforts to sabotage it.
From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo
Today’s dads aren’t the same as their own fathers. One indication of the change is the fact that fathers in the United States have nearly tripled the time they spend caring for children since 1965. But our paternity leave policies and the uptake of leave haven’t kept up with the change. It’s time to press the update button.
Supporting the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) should be a no-brainer. This bill would help eliminate racial and ethnic health and health care disparities.
For National Women’s Health Week this year, we’re reminding women of some of the preventive services they can access – without cost sharing – thanks to the ACA.
From the desk of ... Alex Baptiste, National Partnership
As we mark National Women’s Health Week, it’s important to remember that millions of women cannot earn paid sick days, which would help them care for themselves and their families.
Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, making New Jersey the 10th state to enact a paid sick days law and extending the right to earn paid sick days to an additional 1.2 million workers.
From the desk of ... Dawn Godbolt
To call attention to the persistent health disparities women of color face all year, we analyzed U.S. Census Bureau health insurance data for a five-part fact sheet series.
Too many Black women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth. It's unacceptable. We're proud to support Black Mamas Matter Alliance's Black Maternal Health Week.
The 2017 NCI Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) survey included questions on consumer use of health IT. We look at what it says about how women access and use health information via digital health tools.
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra should be a no-brainer for the Court. It’s a case about the simple proposition that women deserve the truth.
From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness
We all must speak out against the Trump administration’s attacks on women’s health and health care -- before it's too late.
On International Women's Day, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the United States is an international outlier when it comes to paid leave.
Here’s an idea for politicians who claim they want to help women and families become more financially secure: Don’t institute punishing work requirements in programs that are meant to help people achieve and maintain economic security. Instead, promote and protect access to affordable, quality health care and supportive workplace policies.
From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness
Workers need strong workplace policies – and strong unions – to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. But working people are under attack.
Unless Congress enacts legislation that will help all women receive higher wages and remain and succeed in the workforce, women and families, and especially women of color, will continue to suffer – and our economy and nation will pay the price.
The Austin City Council approved a paid sick days ordinance this week. When signed into law, the new measure will guarantee paid sick days for more than 210,000 Austinites who currently cannot earn such time.
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