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  • Native American Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | The wages of Native women are driven down by a number of factors that they are likely to encounter in the workplace and labor market, including gender and racial discrimination, workplace harassment, job segregation and a lack of workplace policies that support family caregiving, which is still most often performed by women.

  • Connecticut Workers Need a Stronger Paid Sick Leave Law

    FACT SHEET | Our analysis finds that the eligibility restrictions of Connecticut’s law substantially reduce its reach. Ensuring that all workers are covered by the paid sick leave law is an essential step toward a more racially equitable Connecticut.

  • Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act) Fact Sheet

    FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).

  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Laws

    CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, New York, D.C., Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon and Colorado

  • Black Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Black women, especially in the 25 states with the largest populations of employed Black women.

  • Our Communities Hold the Solutions - Recommendations for Congress

    BRIEF | Full-spectrum doulas are more important than ever in the post-Roe landscape.

  • "Our Communities Hold the Solutions": The Importance of Full-Spectrum Doulas to Reproductive Health and Justice

    REPORT | Doulas provide invaluable support to pregnant and birthing people - but doula support is available across a wide variety of experiences, including abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth. The people who provide this essential care are commonly called full-spectrum doulas.

  • Testimony of Jocelyn Frye at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing: Examining the Harm to Patients from Abortion Restrictions and the Threat of a National Abortion Ban

    People do not live their lives in siloes, and the harms wrought by Dobbs are not limited to people’s reproductive lives. The consequences of this decision – of denying the right to abortion – ripple out into individuals’ and families’ health overall, their economic security and their ability to participate fully and equally in our society.

  • Executive Summary: Improving Maternity Care Through Doula Support

    Executive Summary | Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Doula Support outlines the evidence that supports the unique value of doula support across different communities, the safety and effectiveness of doula support in improving maternal and infant outcomes, the interest of birthing women and people in use of doula support, and the current availability of, and access to, doula services in the United States.

  • Spotlight on Success: Tewa Women United

    CASE STUDY | Tewa Women United (TWU) is a multicultural and multiracial, Indigenous/Tewa-women-created and -led organization located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of northern New Mexico. TWU embodies courageous spaces that center Indigenous women and girls to connect with ancestral knowingness, healing strengths, and lifeways for the well-being of all.

  • Spotlight on Success: Open Arms Perinatal Services

    CASE STUDY | Open Arms Perinatal Services illustrates how community doulas who provide extended support from pregnancy through the postpartum and early childhood periods can dramatically improve the health of childbearing women and people and their babies. Open Arms hires doulas directly from the communities it serves.

  • Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Doula Support

    PDF | This report outlines the evidence that supports the unique value of doula support across different communities, the safety and effectiveness of doula support in improving maternal and infant outcomes, the interest of birthing women and people in use of doula support, and the current availability of, and access to, doula services in the United States. We also provide recommendations for key decisionmakers in public and private sectors to help support and increase access to doula services.

  • Recommendations to Increase Access to Doula Support

    Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Doula Support - Recommendations | There is a strong evidence base to support including doula services in the standard package of essential maternity care services available to all pregnant, birthing, and parenting women and people. Culturally congruent doulas appear to offer exceptional benefits to women of color and other groups facing structural, institutional, and interpersonal discrimination.

  • State Abortion Bans Could Harm Nearly 15 Million Women of Color

    ISSUE BRIEF | Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is a decision that is about access to essential healthcare, but also much more than that. It is, at its core, a decision — deeply rooted in sexism and racism — about the role women and people who can become pregnant play in our society. It is a decision about their futures and possibilities, their opportunities and dreams.(PDF)

  • Improving Maternal Health with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    FACT SHEET | The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) will ensure that employers provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and that the workplace is an environment where needed accommodations are routinely expected and provided. (PDF)

  • USICA COMPETES - Caregiving Provision Support Letter

  • Health Care Costs Will Rise if ACA's Premium Tax Credits Expire

    American Rescue Plan Act ACA Premium Tax Credits (PTCs) are set to expire this year. At a time of rising costs for families, in particular for families of color and families with low incomes, a jump in the cost of health premiums could force millions to become uninsured. Congress must act to extend these affordability measures for the following six reasons.

  • The Healthy Delaware Families Act: What You Should Know

    In April 2022, Delaware became the 12th state, including D.C., to pass a paid family and medical leave program.

  • This Mother's Day, Moms Need Child Care, Paid Leave and Protections While Pregnant

    When the pandemic hit and schools and child care centers closed, nursing and adult care facilities became unsafe, and people began falling ill, each family was left to figure things out on its own. For the most part, the increased burden of care fell on women...

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