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  • In Science v. Politics, Science Scores a Win A milestone for women's health is finally within reach: On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identified the full range of FDA-approved contraception and birth control options as preventive health services - and recommended that they be made available to women without additional fees or co-payment under health care reform.
  • Cause for Hope in North Carolina Infant mortality rates are widely used in this country and internationally as a barometer of the quality of a community's, or a nation's, health care system - and with good reason.
  • New Report Quantifies Paid Sick Days' Value to Working Families

    For working families today, paid sick days can mean the difference between staying afloat and being unable to afford basic expenses like food and transportation - and this lifeline comes at minimal or no cost to businesses.

  • Wal-Mart v. Dukes: A Supreme Blow to Corporate Accountability, the Class Action Vehicle - and Justice The Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes was deeply disappointing for those who care whether workers can vindicate their statutory rights.
  • The Pursuit of Justice is Not Over Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the women of Wal-Mart cannot proceed as a group as they challenge the company's discriminatory pay and promotion practices. It was a disappointing day for the women involved in the case and for all of us who are fighting for fair pay and fair opportunities for advancement for America's women. But today's decision is not the end.
  • Time to Support Older Americans and their Caregivers, Not Undermine Them

    Respect your elders. Many of us have been given that advice by our parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors for as long as we can remember. So why don't our public policies better address the needs of our country's seniors and their families, and why do some lawmakers seem poised to dismantle the policies that older Americans rely on?

  • Seniors in America Today: "Not a Pretty Picture"

    Earlier this week, I was privileged to be a part of Volunteers of America's third annual discussion on aging issues. I was on a panel with Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief; Mike King, National President and CEO of Volunteers of America, Inc.; and Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, AARP Executive Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagement. Our topic: How our nation's public policies affect older Americans, especially women.

  • It's Time for a Family Friendly America Mother's Day. It's a day when we shower the mothers in our lives with well-deserved compliments and gifts that show our appreciation. The heartfelt thanks, expressed in cards, flowers and chocolates, certainly have their place, but mothers today also need something much more lasting - policies that let them meet their own needs and those of their families.
  • Relentless. Deceptive. Dangerous. The ""war on women"" in the House of Representatives rages on.
  • Wage Discrimination and the Fight for Fair Pay In a few months, the Supreme Court will decide if the women in the landmark Dukes v. Wal-Mart wage discrimination case will get their day in court to challenge unfair pay and promotions. Today, on Equal Pay Day, Senator Barbara Mikulski and Representative Rosa DeLauro will re-introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act - legislation that would establish workplace supports to help advance fair, discrimination-free workplaces. Both are big news in the fight for fair pay this year, and both represent critical ways to combat the wage discrimination that continues to hurt America's women and their families.
  • Women and Families of Color Cannot Wait for Equal Pay

    It's Equal Pay Day. Today, we recognize that women have had to work nearly a quarter of the year to make the same amount as their male counterparts did last year. On average, women who work full time in the United States are still paid $10,622 less per year than full-time working men.

  • When Women Do Better, Families Do Better and the Nation Can Thrive President Obama hit the mark during his recent Women's History Month address on fair pay when he said that "achieving equal pay for equal work isn't just a women's issue. It's a family issue." At the National Partnership, we've been saying the same thing for decades: when women do better, families do better. It couldn't be more true.
  • A Historic Tuesday in the Fight for Fair Pay

    It's fitting that the landmark pay discrimination case, Wal-Mart v. Dukes, is being argued before the Supreme Court today, Tuesday, March 29th. Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the year women must work to match the amount paid to men in the previous year, falls on a Tuesday.

  • Right Over Might: The Women of Wal-Mart Fight for Fair Pay Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Wal-Mart v. Dukes - the high profile class action case involving 1.6 million women who have worked at Wal-Mart.
  • The Affordable Care Act at One

    This week is the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act - the greatest advance for women's health in a generation.

  • Anniversary a Time to Commit to a New Wave of Workplace Reforms Locked doors. It's one of the many reasons that 146 workers - mainly young immigrant women - died in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City 100 years ago today. Even though great progress has been made since then, workers today are trapped by a different kind of locked door: public and workplace policies that too often are unfair and force workers to make impossible choices between their caregiving responsibilities and their economic security.
  • Let's Not Reverse Our Progress on Stopping HIV/AIDS

    Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, when we should all pause to remember that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still shaping and taking too many lives, in the United States and around the globe.

  • Too Big to Be Held Accountable? The Women of Wal-Mart Deserve Their Day in Court to Challenge Unfair Pay
  • Just When You Think You've Seen It All Sometimes I think there's not much that can surprise me. But last week proved that theory wrong: the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prohibit federal funds for health care services provided by Planned Parenthood, and eliminate funding for all Title X family planning services, which are the sole source of health care for millions of low-income and uninsured women in this nation.
  • What, No Tiara? Recently, a reporter conducted an analysis of the people considered to be "the most powerful" in the field of health information technology (IT).
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