Celebrating AA and NHPI Heritage Month: Interview with Erika Moritsugu
by National Partnership Staff | May 31, 2023 | Blog Post
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.
Attack on Abortion Pills – The War on Reproductive Rights Continues as Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Mifepristone
by Josia Klein | Apr 21, 2023 | Blog Post, Reproductive Rights
The Supreme Court issued a stay in the Texas mifepristone case on Friday, April 21, pressing the “pause” button on the recent lower court decisions and allowing mifepristone to remain available pending a full appeal. Although this is welcome news, it is frightening that Americans came so close to losing access to this safe, effective medication — and may yet still.
This Earth Day, Let’s Treat Environmental Justice as a Gender Equity Issue
by Sophie Burns | Apr 20, 2023 | Blog Post, Maternal Health
As we celebrate Earth Day and reflect on the steps we can all take to protect our planet, it’s important to highlight that climate change doesn’t impact everyone equally. Decades of racist policies – from housing to infrastructure to economic policies – often restricted low-income communities and communities of color to areas with more environmental hazards and heavy pollution.
NEWS: The Supreme Court Fight Over an Abortion Pill: What’s Next?
by Repro Health Watch | Apr 20, 2023 | Blog Post, Repro Health Watch
The Supreme Court initially gave itself a deadline of Wednesday to decide whether women seeking access to a widely used abortion pill would face more restrictions while a court case plays out. But on the day of the highly anticipated decision the justices had only this to say: We need more time. In a one-sentence order, the court said it now expects to act by Friday evening.
Six Books You Should Read To Celebrate Black History Month
by National Partnership Staff | Feb 28, 2023 | Blog Post, Other
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.
The Road We’ve Traveled—and the Path Ahead
by Jocelyn Frye | Dec 1, 2022 | Blog Post
Today marks one year since I started my tenure as President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. The year has flown by, as time often does. In many ways, my one-year mark feels like an imperfect moment for reflection …
Centering the Wellness & Mental Health of Communities of Color
by Ashi Arora | Jul 29, 2022 | Blog Post, Health Justice
In the fight towards equity and justice for women and families, we must acknowledge the factors that negatively impact communities of color’s well-being, which include but are not limited to collective, cultural, generational, and systemic trauma. Compounding that harm are the structural and cultural barriers to accessing culturally congruent, trauma-informed, anti-racist support and care exacerbate mental health challenges and inequities. We have compiled some resources that center the experiences, expertise, voices of communities of color.
Ethical shopping shows economic justice to the LGBTQ+ community – here’s how to do it.
by Analytics | Jun 30, 2022 | Blog Post
Ethical shopping is one of the most significant ways in which economic justice can be shown to the LGBTQ+ community, and is not something that should be limited to the month of June. Consider these ethical shopping practices to ensure that the LGBTQ+ community, especially LGBTQ+ workers, are placed at the forefront of your shopping cart.
Dobbs v. Jackson WHO – What now?
by National Partnership Staff | Jun 24, 2022 | Blog Post
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.
Two Years Later: Revisiting LGBTQ+ Experiences in the Workplace Post-Bostock
by Vanisha Kudumuri | Jun 15, 2022 | Blog Post
Two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the landmark case, Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled that that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. While many LGBTQ+ advocates celebrated this decision as a monumental step forward, the question remains whether the lived experiences of real people have truly changed for the better since the ruling.
May’s mixed signals for the job market | #JobsDay June 2023
Jun 2, 2023 | Fair Pay
While May’s data had some bright spots, there are also some concerning findings, especially with cuts to programs like TANF and SNAP looming.
NEWS: Majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander women don’t know where to access medication abortion
Jun 1, 2023 | Repro Health Watch
“A federal appeals court on Wednesday seemed prepared to limit access to a key abortion medication first approved more than two decades ago, expressing deep skepticism that the government followed the proper process when it loosened regulations to make the pill more readily available.”