Victory for pregnant workers!
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is now the law of the land.
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The EACH Act guarantees coverage for abortion without restrictions based on how much money we earn, how we are insured, or where we live. Urge Congress to vote YES on the EACH Act.
Black Maternal Health Crisis
Too many Black women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth. We need systemic change to end this crisis and ensure communities are healthier and more responsive to Black women’s needs.
Threats On All Fronts
Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when, and how to raise a family. But many people in the United States face limits on this freedom – especially women of color, women with disabilities or with low incomes, transgender and nonbinary people, and those who are multiply marginalized. They face threats on all fronts when it comes to abortion access and policies necessary to thrive.
Today, Minnesota became the 13th state (including the District of Columbia) to enact a robust paid family and medical leave bill. This means that working people across the state will soon be able to take time off from work to care for themselves, their children and their families…
NPWF Applauds Renewed Push in Congress for National Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave
National Partnership for Women & Families joins Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill to reintroduce paid leave and paid sick days, including paid safe leave for survivors of domestic abuse
NPWF Urges Biden and Congressional Leadership to Reject Debt Limit Deal That Would Harm Women and Families’ Health and Economic Security
NPWF President Jocelyn C. Frye sent a letter to the Biden administration and congressional leadership, urging them to oppose a debt ceiling deal…
The National Partnership for Women & Families applauds the Biden administration for taking an important next step toward improving caregiving supports, the quality of care jobs…
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
“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.”
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.
New & Noteworthy
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides one of the most significant investments in the creation of good jobs in recent years. However, without intentional efforts to address occupational segregation in the key industries funded by the law, women could miss out on more than a million jobs in the next decade.
Latinas are the largest group of women of color living under current or likely abortion bans. Nearly 6.5 million Latinas-42 percent of them between 15 and 49 years old live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion. Our new analysis details the ways in which the overturn of Roe v. Wade harms Latinas.
The U.S. maternity care system fails to provide many childbearing people and newborns with equitable, respectful, safe, effective, and affordable care. More people die per capita as a result of pregnancy and childbirth in this country than in any other high-income country.