The representation gap – even more significant for women of color – poses a huge barrier to ensuring policies that support state-level abortion access WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2023 – In a newly released report, Democracy & Abortion...
As pandemic continues and flu season rages, families need solid leave policies – Florida Union Times
“Access to paid leave helps our economy and helps keep people in the jobs they need so they can care for the families they love without jeopardizing their economic security. Yet 26 million workers currently lack access to paid sick days, as reported last month by the National Partnership for Women & Families. That includes 70 percent of the lowest wage workers, including many child care early educators.”
Latina employees are overrepresented in low-wage jobs, the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) argued in March 2021, and face many other obstacles in the workforce.
According to calculations from the National Partnership for Women and Families, between April 14 and Aug. 16 of 2021, just 13 percent of Arkansas parents and 14 percent of Mississippi parents were backstopped by paid sick leave when they had a child who was too sick to attend school or day care. A mere 18 percent of parents in Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Texas were able to take paid time off to care for their sick children. Workers in some industries don’t have paid sick days at all. Employees in the rail industry nearly went on strike to protest their employers’ practice of penalizing them for taking unpaid leave.
The Pandemic Has Created Two Very Different Kinds of Workplaces. That Especially Matters for Women – POLITICO
“We have more pro-worker, pro-family, [Democratic] trifecta states now with the latest election,” Sharita Gruberg, vice president of economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said. “We will continue to see states not wait for the federal government.”
Statement of Jocelyn Frye, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
“Jocelyn Frye, the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, who calls herself an “eternal optimist” about policy at the federal level, said she believes the conversation has moved forward in recent years. “The path is complicated, but the urgency is real” and “the support for the policies is real.” Going forward, she added, “the conversation will be less about whether there’s a value in paid leave, and increasingly a conversation about what paid leave should look like.”
“Advocates in the South say “abortion won” is not only untrue in their state, it misses the point. Abortion should be seen as a healthcare issue, not a political one, and access to healthcare shouldn’t sway by state or election year, Shaina Goodman, director for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women and Families, told me.”
Keeping Score: Democrats Maintain Senate Control in Midterms; Florida Bans Care for Transgender Youth – Ms. Magazine
“A study from the National Partnership for Women & Families revealed Latinas are the group most affected by state abortion restrictions in the aftermath of Dobbs v. Jackson. More than 4 in 10 (6.5 million) Latinas ages 15-49 live in states that have banned or likely will ban abortion.”
“At an event Tuesday with advocacy groups Protect Our Care and the National Partnership for Women & Families, Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) said they’ve been discussing the bill with congressional leadership. They emphasized their support for a year of postpartum Medicaid coverage.”
“In addition to their health benefits remaining intact, those employees are also guaranteed to keep their job for when they return. Nearly 15 million workers take FMLA leaves each year, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.”
“It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get to Work”: Reps. Kelly and Underwood Join Protect Our Care in Calling for Improving Medicaid Coverage in End of Year Congressional Package – Protect Our Care
U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) joined Sarah Coombs from the National Partnership for Women and Families and Protect Our Care for a press event to discuss how the Congressional end-of-year package provides a critical opportunity to improve coverage for children, moms, and everyone on Medicaid.
“No matter the final outcome of the House, Congress has too much unfinished business to kick the can on critical policies that would help minimize health coverage disruptions, mitigate the maternal and infant mortality crisis, and protect the economic security of women and families. Congress must act now,” said Sarah Coombs with the National Partnership for Women & Families.
“That “should give the administration everything they need to push ahead with a bold agenda that protects abortion access,” said Shaina Goodman, director for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women & Families”
“Industry experts believe corporate advocacy for women is becoming an important factor in the race for talent as well. Lelaine Bigelow, vice president of social impact and congressional relations at the National Partnership for Women & Families, said women are going to make comparisons between employers based on whether or not they are “true champions of the female experience” — exhibited through every facet of a company’s operations, from the presence of extended benefits to its political contributions.”
“Harris-Perry cites a 2015 report from the National Partnership for Women and Families to emphasize this point: one in four Black women live in poverty, a rate two-and-a-half times that of white women. As the report says, “In spite of consistently leading all women in labor market participation, Black women are among the most likely in America to be poor.””
“There can be no question that abortion was on the ballot this midterm election. Last night, we witnessed major victories for women and all those who respect liberty,” the National Partnership for Women and Families said in a post-election press release.
“A report from the National Partnership for Women and Families also stated that Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related deaths or complications compared to women of other races and this spans income and education levels.”
Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a non-partisan non-profit, said voters on Tuesday had “rejected the false narrative that too often treats women and the issues they care about as separate from the economy”.
‘This is what we feared’: Latinas are largest group of women of color affected by abortion bans – USA Today
“More than 6.5 million Latinas – or 42% of Latinas ages 15 to 49 – live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion, according to the report by the National Partnership for Women & Families and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.”
“‘Anybody who is capable of getting pregnant at some point in their life may need or want an abortion,’ said Shaina Goodman, director for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women & Families, and report co-author ‘…That being said, there are people who are disproportionately harmed, and those are people who live at the intersection of multiple historically marginalized identities where there are real structural barriers to get care.'”
“A study by the National Partnership for Women & Families found that nearly 57 percent of all Black women and 53 percent of all women with disabilities live in the states that have already banned, or are likely to ban, abortion. It also found that the economic security of women and families already experiencing discrimination could be further threatened.”