The Raise the Wage Act would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour and give nearly 20 million working women, including more than 8.6 million women of color, a raise. Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Raise the Wage Act.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is commonsense legislation that would make it unmistakably clear that employers must make reasonable accommodations when workers have a medical need for them because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Many states and cities have already acted on a bipartisan basis to pass laws providing workers with an explicit right to reasonable accommodations when they need them to continue working safely during pregnancy. Tell Congress it's time to follow suit and support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would help end wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act. It would make it harder for employers to pay women less for the same work, prohibit retaliation against employees who compare their pay, and require that employers who break the law fairly compensate the women they've discriminated against. Urge your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor this bill and support equal pay for women.
In the last few years, politicians across the country have passed a record numbers of bills that are shutting down abortion clinics and targeting abortion providers, making it more difficult and expensive for women to get an abortion. Tell Congress to support the federal Women's Health Protection Act and ensure that every woman — no matter where she lives — is able to access abortion when she needs it.
Right now, less than half of all 4-year-olds in the United States are enrolled in public or private preschool programs. Low- and moderate-income children are less likely to be enrolled than higher-income children. Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Strong Start for America's Children Act.
For more than 38 years, the Hyde Amendment has punished low-income women by withholding Medicaid coverage, just to make it impossible for qualified women to have an abortion. It's time to end the harmful Hyde Amendment. Tell Congress enough is enough.
Under current military law, survivors of sexual assault must turn to the chain of command to secure justice. These commanders do not have the legal expertise to decide whether to pursue and punish sex offenders. For a more just system that will give survivors the confidence to come forward and deter offenders, the prosecution of serious crimes — including sexual assault — should be handled by legal experts outside the chain of command. I pledge to help bring justice to survivors of sexual assault in the military.