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  • Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

    FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.

  • Tackling Maternal Health Disparities: A Look at Four Local Organizations with Innovative Approaches

    Maternal health disparities have many causes, but disparate social conditions and a lack of prenatal care or substandard maternal care are often key factors. Community-based maternal care models can help to narrow the disparities in maternal health outcomes by providing expanded prenatal, childbirth and postpartum support that is respectful and culturally relevant to at-risk women.

  • Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Requires Bold Congressional Action

    The United States is currently experiencing a maternal health crisis. Bold legislation is required to significantly improve outcomes and save women’s lives.

  • BE HEARD: An Act to End Harassment in the Workplace

    FACT SHEET | The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act to enhance accountability in the workplace and strengthen protections for workers against discrimination and harassment.

  • Despite Significant Gains, Women of Color Have Lower Rates of Health Insurance Than White Women

    FACT SHEET | Pervasive coverage disparities remain for women of color, despite significant health insurance gains since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Health insurance provides access to the care women of color need to get and stay healthy, including preventive care, routine screenings and management of chronic conditions.

  • The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788): Providing Critical Protection Against Discrimination for LGBTQ People and Women

    The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788) is groundbreaking civil rights legislation that would amend and supplement the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other key federal nondiscrimination laws that provide protection from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or religion.

  • Paid Leave Will Help Close the Gender Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | The wage gap illustrates the high cost women are paying for our nation’s policy failure, including our lack of paid family and medical leave to support family caregiving, which is still most often performed by women.

  • 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.

  • A Guide for Protecting Women’s Health

    Women should be at the forefront of every conversation about the future of our health care system. They play an outsized role in contributing to the health care system as decision-makers and advocates for themselves and their loved ones. But, their unique circumstances are too frequently ignored, with a variety of adverse health and economic implications for them and their families.

  • The EACH Woman Act (S. 758/H.R. 1692): Ensuring Equal Access to Abortion Coverage for Every Woman

    The ability to make personal health care decisions should not depend on how much money a woman makes or where she gets her health insurance. This groundbreaking legislation would put an end to politicians denying women insurance coverage for medical care they need.

  • Sexual Harassment and the Gender Wage Gap

    Despite being prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workplace sexual harassment remains pervasive and pernicious. Sexual harassment is one of many manifestations of power imbalances in the workplace.

  • The EMPOWER Act

    FACT SHEET | The Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act enhances protections and reduces barriers that prevent people who experience harassment from speaking out and seeking justice.

  • The Federal Employees Paid Leave Act

    FACT SHEET | Too many federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for themselves or a loved one.

  • Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health

    FACT SHEET | Every day, millions of U.S. workers face an impossible choice when they are sick: stay home and risk their economic security or go to work and risk their health and the public’s health.

  • Legislative Solutions to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

    FACT SHEET | Workplace sexual harassment is a persistent and pervasive issue, but legislation at the state and federal levels can help combat sexual harassment and improve the lives of working people.

  • Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).

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

    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).

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Would Benefit Latino Workers

    FACT SHEET | Latinos have the highest labor force participation rate of any racial or ethnic group, but they are concentrated in low-wage jobs which do not provide paid leave or paid family leave. The FAMILY Act would help to remedy this problem.

  • Bad Medicine: Admitting Privileges Requirement Undermines Abortion Access in Louisiana

    Abortion access in Louisiana is hanging by a thread as we anticipate what will happen in the state if an admitting privileges requirement is allowed to go into effect.

  • Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda Is Undermining Abortion Care and Access in Oklahoma

    Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Abortion Care and Access, a 2018 report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, finds that a large majority of states have one or more of these “bad medicine” laws. Oklahoma is a key offender.

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