Ask President Obama to sign the Equal Pay Executive Order. With this order, President Obama can prevent contractors who do business with the federal government from retaliating against workers who discuss their own pay. It's time for President Obama to end retaliatory pay secrecy policies in federal contracting. Take action today!
1.3 million jobless workers were cut off from a crucial source of income when their federal emergency unemployment benefits expired on Dec. 28. Since then, the number of Americans losing access to these benefits has been climbing by the minute. Members of Congress MUST act before they leave for recess.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act may soon get a vote on the Senate floor. This bill reforms the current military justice system by taking the decision to prosecute serious cases, like sexual assault, out of the chain of command, and putting it where it belongs — in the hands of trained, independent military prosecutors. Raise your voice on behalf of our service members. Tell your Senators not to filibuster the Military Justice Improvement Act and to support its final passage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.