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Urge Your Members of Congress to Pass the Paycheck 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 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.

Pledge - Military Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Justice

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. 

National Women's Law Center's 2014 Awards Dinner

Date and Time: Monday, November 10, 2014 
6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program 
Location: Washington Hilton 
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW 
Washington, D.C.

The Center's annual dinner is one of the largest in Washington and attracts a crowd of over 1,000 policy makers and leaders from the women's, civil rights, corporate and legal communities. Please join us!

Urge Congress to Co-Sponsor the Strong Start for America's Children 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. 

Tell Congress to Support the Women's Health Protection 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. 

Tell the Senate to Co-sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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. 

Tell Your Representative to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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. 

Tell Lawmakers to End the Attacks on Reproductive Health Care

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. 

Share Your Health Care Story

Are you uninsured simply because you can't afford it? Have you or a loved one lost or been denied health coverage after you got sick? Has there ever been a time when you or a family member thought you didn't need health coverage, but then got saddled with medical debt after an unforeseen medical emergency? If you have insurance, does it fail to cover services you need such as mental health care, maternity care, or prescription drug coverage? Have high out-of-pocket costs ever kept you from visiting the doctor when you needed to? Has your health insurance plan failed to pay for services you need because you have hit an annual limit? We want to hear from you. 

Submitting Comments to the Department of Labor

The Department of Labor is currently considering creating a new compensation data tool that would make it easier to enforce laws that prohibit pay discrimination. Since 2006, the federal government has had NO tool to effectively monitor wage discrimination based on race, national origin and gender by private employers. This means that our tax dollars could possibly be going to federal contractors who are not paying women fairly. It's time to take a stand. Raise your voice: tell the Department of Labor to move us forward and collect wage data.

To Submit Comments, please follow these instructions.

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