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US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

Pence says he wants to ban abortion and support families but hasn’t specified how – The 19th

“”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.”

US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

More than 800K N.J. workers can get fired for taking paid family leave. This would end that. – NJ.com

“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.”

US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and it still takes 263 extra days to ‘catch up’ – The Grio

“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.”

US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

Pregnant Asians at Unique Risk in a Post-‘Roe’ World – Rewire News Group Group

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.

US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

Talks Target Mental Health, Birthing Outcomes For Black Women – Washington Informer

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.

US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

Pandemic Prompts More States to Mandate Paid Sick Leave – Pew Trusts

“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.”

US Women Miss Out on $627 Billion by Not Getting Paid for Caregiving – Bloomberg

FMLA and Parental Leave in the US – Pregnancy & Newborn

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.”

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