Rep. Nancy Pelosi Has a Record of Fighting for Women and Families

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

“Rep. Nancy Pelosi has a record of standing up for women and families and for the critical issues that impact us. She has played an extraordinary role in protecting the Affordable Care Act — a bill that has provided desperately needed coverage and financial security for millions, and finally made it possible for women to receive the contraceptive and maternity care we need without being burdened by pre-existing conditions.

Pelosi has tirelessly promoted an economic agenda that would increase equity and economic security for women and families. Her leadership has helped to usher in diverse, new voices and created the glide path for a bold new direction for the future. As the highest ranking woman in our government, we look forward to working with Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House and with the amazing women leaders who triumphed in this past election.”

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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