Our laws and policies should protect and provide opportunity to everyone living in our country. We should ensure that women and families can thrive in a safe and healthy environment. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, celebrate survivors by telling your senators and representative we refuse to wait any longer.
Healing with HEAA
Supporting the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) should be a no-brainer. This bill would help eliminate racial and ethnic health and health care disparities.
Women Continue to Resist and to Insist on Equality for All
There is another side to the nation’s story right now – the story of the power and persistence of women. Our voices are the ones that have changed, and will continue to change, the nature of power.
Yearning for Real Leadership, Compassion and Respect
Tonight, when President Trump speaks to a joint session of Congress, he will face a country that is yearning for real leadership, candor, humility, compassion and respect.
The Wrong Way
Extremists in the House of Representatives seem to be firmly in charge as their fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill advances quickly.
Time for Schedules That Work
Can you imagine not knowing from day to day or week to week whether you will be scheduled to work or what your paycheck will look like?
The Ryan Budget: Bad for Our Health
Budgets reflect priorities. Last week, House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the House Republican budget. If adopted, it would take health insurance away from millions of Americans, turn Medicaid into a block grant, and put seniors’ access to comprehensive Medicare coverage in jeopardy.
Progress on ENDA is a Long Overdue Step for Fairness
Across the country, eight million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers put in the same hours and make the same contributions as their co-workers, yet no federal law protects them from unequal, harmful treatment.
If Budgets Reflect Priorities…
If our budgets reflect our priorities, what does Paul Ryan’s budget say about our country, how much we value women and our compassion for the most vulnerable among us? Nothing good, I am afraid.
Violence Against Women Should Not be a Partisan Issue
Women’s groups in the HERvotes coalition rallied in the blogosphere last week to call for the extension of the Violence Against Women Act’s lifesaving programs and services for another five years.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act: Ensuring Access to Justice After ‘Wal-Mart v. Dukes’
Fairness and equal opportunity are among our nation’s most basic values. They are especially critical in the workplace due to families’ increasing dependence on the wages of both men and women.
Fighting Discrimination, Giving Women — and All Workers — a Fair Shake
This week, members of the Senate have the opportunity to take a stand on an issue of paramount importance to women and their families: either they will move to help stop gender discrimination in wages, or they will turn their backs on women in the workforce and the families who depend on them.