The sequester cuts began back in March, and they’ve been wreaking havoc on essential programs for women and families ever since. These automatic across-the-board cuts are hitting low-income women and their families the hardest. Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them to fix the sequester.
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 people willing to report 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program
Location: Washington Hilton & Towers
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
The Center's annual dinner is one of the largest in Washington and attracts a crowd of over 1,400 policy makers and leaders from the women's, civil rights, corporate and legal communities. We are planning another incredible program to celebrate over 40 years of improving the lives of women and their families. Please join us!