By taking this pledge you are uniting with others working to improve educational outcomes for African American girls. Will you pledge to unlock opportunity for African American girls?
At just $7.25 an hour, today's federal minimum wage leaves a full-time working mom with two children thousands of dollars below the poverty line. The Fair Minimum Wage Act would give millions of workers a much-needed raise, including more than 1 in 5 working mothers, by gradually increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. Urge your Senators and Representative to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
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.
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.
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.
Anti-choice politicians across the country have been passing record numbers of laws that single out abortion providers and make it more difficult and expensive for women to get an abortion. Tell Congress to support the Women's Health Protection Act and ensure every woman is able to get the reproductive health care she needs, including access to abortion, no matter where she lives.
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.