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  • The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

    A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.

  • Advancing Health Equity: Addressing the Role of Structural Racism

    In the United States, health and racism are inextricably linked. Racism and discrimination are deeply ingrained in the social, political, and economic fabric of our society and have a harmful impact on individuals and communities of color.

  • The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Congress: Policies Mothers Need to Thrive

    FACT SHEET | While our country claims to value mothers and families, our policies are making childbirth more dangerous, pushing working moms out of the labor force, perpetuating a punishing gender wage gap and blocking people from deciding when and if to become a parent.

  • Know Your Rights: Arizona + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws in their state, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Arizona.

  • Paid Sick Days Enhance Women’s Abortion Access and Economic Security

    Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.

  • Social Determinants of Health

    Addressing the social determinants of health is recognized as a key strategy to improve health outcomes, and potentially reduce health disparities. Here's a policy framework for policymakers and the private sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Kansas

    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. Kansas is a key offender.

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