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...
During Care Week, our staff truly prioritized their rest and time based on their own needs. Here are some things our staff did with this time.
We’re closing the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) Heritage Month with a blog post Q&A featuring Erika Moritsugu, who was appointed in April 2021 to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and AA and NHPI Senior Liaison.
In a time when Black stories and Black history are being erased and censored, uplifting those stories and the people who tell and live them is critically important. That’s why this Black History Month, some of the National Partnership staff have put forward book recommendations by Black authors.
Health Care Equity and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) – Sinsi Hernández-Cancio on the “Spotlight on Action” podcast
Vice President of Health Justice Sinsi Hernández-Cancio was a guest on Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Spotlight on Action podcast to talk about moving the health care system towards one that effectively cares for every single person in this country – with dignity, excellence and respect.
We knew this was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women’s Health Organization reversed a nearly 50-year legal precedent established in Roe v. Wade: that abortion is a fundamental constitutional right. The Court in Dobbs upheld the Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, and ruled that states have the right to restrict or ban abortion access entirely.
Black Maternal Health Week was created to raise awareness of the root causes of poor maternal health outcomes for Black women and to inspire activism in support of Black-led maternal health initiatives. Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the goals of Black Maternal Health Week are to: Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US…
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is eminently qualified, and the Senate needs to confirm her quickly and fairly.
Judge Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the second woman of color. She’s eminently qualified. Her voice and ability to bring her unique lived experience into her opinions will be key to upholding equal justice principles and pushing back on unfairness in the Court’s decisions.
As the nation looks to President Biden’s first State of the Union address tonight, there’s no shortage of pressing topics to cover. At the same time, we could all use a momentary reprieve from the deluge of overwhelming news. Enter: our take on Wordle for this very occasion.
Enacting a paid family and medical leave policy as part of the Build Back Better package is critical to closing the longstanding systemic inequities that impact women and people of color.
Black and brown people in D.C. have seen some of the worst racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths and vaccinations in the country. At the same time, the national economic fallout of the pandemic hit communities of color the hardest: people of color, particularly women, disproportionately worked in industries hit by pandemic-related closures, layoffs and reduced hours. And that is on top of the longstanding health and economic racial disparities that already existed before the pandemic.
Madam Speaker. Madam Vice President. Next up: Madam President!
Here at the National Partnership we know that democracy can get messy, and that it can take time. Every vote counts so it is vital that our nation takes the time to count every vote.
Today is the Strike For Black Lives, a historic day where we unite to fight for a world where Black lives are valued and Black workers can build economic power. Thousands of workers are striking and demanding justice today.
Last week, the United States celebrated a massive victory for LGBTQ people: a Supreme Court decision that determined LGBTQ people are protected under federal law against employment discrimination. Before the ruling, seventeen states had no laws against employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and eleven states had laws that only partially protected some employees. The court’s decision marks such a sweeping victory that it rivals same-sex marriage legalization in the benefit it will have to LGBTQ people in the United States.
As this wrap up shows, there is tremendous strength, diversity, passion and clout behind the vibrant movement to win paid family and medical leave for all.
Throwback Thursday (#TBT) is usually a lighthearted way to show off your best (or worst) 90’s outfit or that funny picture of you as a toddler – but today’s #TBT is not nearly so amusing. Right now, extremists in Congress are working to undermine women’s health and access to care by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
While you may not be able to prevent an embarrassing prom photo from popping up on Facebook today (#TBT), thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many women are able to access basic preventive health care services that were previously out of reach. At least for now.
It’s the most basic of rights and foundational to our ability to thrive: Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when and how to raise a family. But for many women struggling to make ends meet, this is not reality.
When you spend most of your days walking the halls of Congress advocating for policies you truly believe in, you quickly learn that some days are special.
Exactly one week ago, the D.C. City Council held its first hearing on the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, a proposal that would create a much-needed paid family and medical leave insurance program that would make paid leave accessible to virtually every worker in the District.