Real reform is needed in the military justice system. Until perpetrators see that they will be held accountable for their acts, the number of sexual assaults is not likely to go down. And until survivors of sexual assault have confidence in the military justice system, the number of reports of such assaults is not likely to increase. Help us stand up for service members everywhere by writing your Senators and telling them to support the Military Justice Improvement Act.
The research is clear. High-quality early childhood education programs are a sound investment. Please urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Strong Start for America’s Children Act.
Immigration reform should help families reunite and stay together, ensure that immigrant women have fair access to the path to citizenship and green cards, protect against the exploitation of workers, make affordable health care available to lawfully present immigrants, and preserve tax credits and Social Security benefits for lawful immigrants. Tell your Representative to pass comprehensive immigration reform that meets the needs of immigrant women and their families.
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 Members of Congress to support the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act.
The automatic across-the-board cuts caused by the sequester are hitting essential services for low-income women and their families the hardest. These cuts harm the most vulnerable Americans across the country — especially women and children. It's time to stop the sequester. Tell your Members of Congress to fix it NOW!
In the last two years we've experienced the highest number of state-level attacks on women's reproductive health ever. Opponents have tacked anti-abortion provisions onto unrelated bills and passed restrictions in special secret, last-minute sessions. They’ve mocked pro-choice protesters by handing them cookies. And they continue to tell women we don’t know what’s best when it comes to our own reproductive health care. Tell lawmakers on the state and federal level to end the attacks reproductive health care.
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 coworkers. In this tough economy, more and more families are counting on women's earnings. Unfair pay practices make things even harder, especially for those families who rely solely on female earnings. Please voice your support.