Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) for the first time in nearly 20 years. Although this vote marks an important step toward building a strong early learning system, we're not done yet: Congress still needs to provide the funding necessary for the program to truly help children and families succeed. This funding is critical for children and families. Urge your Senators and Representative to support vital child care funding.
We need our courts working at full capacity so that Americans receive the justice they deserve. What's more, many of the nominees waiting for Senate votes would increase the diversity of the federal bench. Justice delayed is justice denied. Tell your Senators to ensure votes on all judicial nominees.
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.
Why should we have to contend with some bosses who want to interfere in our birth control decisions by stripping away the health benefits we've earned — putting affordable birth control out of reach? Paying for the most effective and appropriate form of birth control can cost as much as a full month's pay for minimum wage workers — and women make up nearly two-thirds of these workers. Tell your Senators women deserve affordable birth control, no matter where they work.
One out of every five women is sexually assaulted while in college. Given the numbers, colleges and universities should be working nonstop to address this crisis. But many campuses provide no sexual assault response training for their staff — and dozens of colleges and universities across the country are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education because they’ve been accused of mishandling sexual assault cases. Send a message to Congress urging them to support survivors of campus sexual assault.
Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Schedules That Work Act. This bill is an important step toward providing baseline labor protections from abusive scheduling practices and giving workers a say in their schedules. This bill would make our economy work better for everyone. Please urge your Members of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a common-sense piece of legislation that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations when workers need them because of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions — just as they are already required to do for disabilities. Tell your Senators to support the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to co-workers. Urge the Senate to support equal pay by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The research is overwhelmingly clear. High-quality early childhood education programs provide a huge return on investment. They're good for children, good for families and good for the economy. Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Strong Start for America's Children Act.
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.