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...
“Women average about 52 minutes per day caring for children and other family members, including those outside the home, while men spend about 26 minutes a day on care, an analysis published Monday by the National Partnership for Women & Families…”
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““If you are held to your prior salary, you are effectively forcing Black women to be stuck with that discriminatory pay going forward,” said Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.”
“”When there have been opportunities to pass the policies that pregnant people and parenting people and families need to thrive, the vast majority of Republicans have opposed them,” said Shaina Goodman, a policy expert with the National Partnership for Women and Families, which has for years championed a federal paid family and medical leave program.”
“In Pennsylvania, Black women earn 60 cents on every dollar, according to U.S. Census data compiled by the National Partnership for Women and Families.”
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“New York, the District of Colombia, Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Colorado, Maryland and Delaware all have family leave programs with that protect workers who take use it, according to a report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that tracked paid family leave programs nationwide.”
“At the National Partnership for Women & Families, where I work, my colleagues and I have recently witnessed corporations using their clout to take a stand, many for the first time, on guaranteeing reproductive health coverage for their employees, and publicly standing against restrictions on reproductive rights.”
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“Paid leave is essential for working caregivers to manage their caregiving responsibilities effectively. In fact, according to data from the National Partnership for Women and Families, with paid leave, “at least 3.7 million more female caregivers would be in the workforce by 2030.“”
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“Black women’s Equal Pay Day this year is based on comparing all Black women workers to all white, non-Hispanic men workers. This is a change from earlier years when we focused on full-time, year-round workers only and that’s what is primarily driving the change in the date,” said Frye. “We and other groups working on equal pay made this shift, which is led by women-of-color-led organizations, in order to be more inclusive of all workers. For example, by shifting to include all workers, instead of limiting to full-time, year-round workers, we included 33 million more women workers in the wage gap calculation.”
Even before the overturning of Roe, Asian immigrants faced many barriers in accessing reproductive care. The end of Roe unquestionably impacts all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, with National Partnership for Women & Families estimating that 1.3 million AAPI women and birthing people live in states where their abortion rights are at risk. Asian Americans largely support abortion rights; according to the Pew Research Center, 74 percent of Asian American respondents favor legal abortion, the highest approval rating of any racial group. We know there is a lot at stake when our bodily autonomy, health, and economic outcomes are stripped away.
Maternal mental health conditions appear in various forms including anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, postpartum psychosis, bipolar illness, and in some instances, substance use disorders. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, one in five mothers meet the criteria for a mental health disorder during or after pregnancy. Even more, roughly 40 percent of Black American women who are either pregnant or new mothers in particular, suffer from maternal mental health illnesses, doubling their white counterparts while being half as likely to undergo treatment.
The National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit focused on racial and gender equity, said including seasonal workers, part-time employees and gig workers provides a more holistic view of pay equity issues. It also is more inclusive, as those positions are disproportionately held by women of color.
“Your nutrition, your environmental exposures, your stress, all these have huge ah effects on how the baby fares,” said Carol Sakala, who leads maternal health and maternity care programming at the National Partnership for Women & Families.
“We believe local governments know their populations better than the state does,” said Vasu Reddy, senior policy counsel for economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates for paid sick leave. “They are worried if the cities show how popular these policies are, there won’t be an excuse for not passing them at a state level.”
What they’re saying: The report is a “kids story but it’s also a women’s story,” said Kate Gallagher Robbins, a senior fellow at the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Sharita Gruberg, vice president for economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families, the organization that originally drafted the FMLA, explains, “[FMLA] guarantees eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per [12-month period] to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, recover from their own serious health conditions, including pregnancy, or care for a seriously ill family member.”