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  • The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but what does this mean for pregnant people?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in nearly 50,000 cases and more than 60 deaths among pregnant people across the United States. And these numbers will surely increase as infections continue to surge over the winter months.

  • Polling shows rural women support permanent paid leave and paid sick days legislation

    As the United States sees an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, millions of people are set to lose the critical benefits that Congress enacted — including emergency paid sick days and paid family leave. Three out of four rural voters support permanent legislation mandating paid sick and paid family leave programs.

  • What This Historic Day Means to Me

    Kamala Harris is the first woman, Black, Asian American vice president-elect! I have chills.

  • National Partnership Staff
    Trust in our Democracy

    Here at the National Partnership we know that democracy can get messy, and that it can take time. Every vote counts so it is vital that our nation takes the time to count every vote.

  • It is Latinx Heritage Month and WE have Demands!

    “Poderosos” is a Spanish word often used in the Latinx community to describe our power and strength. It is a word that characterizes our resilience in a country where we often experience discrimination and alienation.

  • When Calling the Police Doesn’t Help: The Criminalization of Survivors and Pregnant People

    Most sexual assault is never reported,often because survivors distrust or fear the police, or believe that the police can’t or won’t do anything to help.

  • National Partnership Staff
    Join us in the Strike For Black Lives

    Today is the Strike For Black Lives, a historic day where we unite to fight for a world where Black lives are valued and Black workers can build economic power. Thousands of workers are striking and demanding justice today.

  • We Must Promote Gender-Inclusive Reproductive Health Care

    Reproductive rights and reproductive health services historically center around cisgender women — but these services are also needed by transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals as well. Access to quality health care has long been out of reach for many LGBTQ people due to medical bias and discrimination.

  • Coming Out, Chosen Family and Celebrating Pride

    When I came out as queer, as a freshman in high school, I did not understand how diverse, complex, and historical the LGBTQ+ community was. I came out in the months in which Obergefell v. Hodges was argued in front of the Supreme Court, and LGBTQ+ equality was becoming a mainstream discussion in the United States.

  • What Is an LGBTQ Issue?

    Last week, the United States celebrated a massive victory for LGBTQ people: a Supreme Court decision that determined LGBTQ people are protected under federal law against employment discrimination. Before the ruling, seventeen states had no laws against employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and eleven states had laws that only partially protected some employees. The court’s decision marks such a sweeping victory that it rivals same-sex marriage legalization in the benefit it will have to LGBTQ people in the United States.

  • Juneteenth: A Symbolic Day Representing Black Emancipation

    What is Juneteenth and why should you celebrate?

  • #BlackLivesMatter = #DefundThePolice

    Earlier this month, the National Partnership participated in #BlackoutTuesday, interrupting our business as usual to amplify other voices instead of our own. We believed it was a good and important thing to do. And we did it with sincerity and humility. In hindsight, we also did it without fully understanding the meaning of our words.

  • Back to Our Roots: Pride, Protest, and Black History

    This year’s Pride Month comes at a time of national and global unrest. In April and May, Pride parades, festivals and other celebrations nationwide set for June were cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

  • It’s Past Time to Protect Our Nation's Marginalized Communities

    Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month presents an opportunity to reflect on the rich history and contributions that my community has made to our country and consider what kind of a world we are creating for future generations

  • What’s the Wage Gap Really About?

    The wage gap is just one of many examples of the burden women of color bear by living in a white supremacist and patriarchal society.

  • From Title X to the Coronavirus, the Trump Administration Is Degrading Our Health Care Safety Net

    Trump administration actions have degraded the country's health care safety net placing vulnerable communities at risk.

  • Maternity Care in the United States: We Can – And Must – Do Better

    Summary of  new report on maternity care system.

  • Roe in Real Life: Who Has Access to Safe and Legal Abortions?

    Although Roe v. Wade granted the right to access abortions, the reality is that many people, particularly people of color, face barriers that inhibit their ability to exercise this right.

  • Celebrating a Decade of Paid Sick Days Progress, Resolving to Pass a National Policy

    These legislative victories are proof the paid sick days movement is gaining significant traction and that the tipping point for a national policy is soon near. Yet even as we celebrate a decade of tremendous progress, today more than 34 million private sector workers cannot earn a single paid sick day.

  • "Impeachment earthquake"

    Quite simply, the Trump administration is the most regressive, heartless, corrupt administration we’ve ever seen. Donald Trump’s views, his priorities, his agenda put everything on the line. Our nation deserves better. You and I deserve better. Our children and our children’s children deserve better.

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