The Supreme Court ruled there are bosses who can make your birth control decisions for you. These cases were brought by for-profit companies that think their religious beliefs should prevail over the beliefs of their workers — and that they should be able to evade the law that requires them to give their female employees health coverage that includes birth control. Tell Congress to support a fix that protects birth control access for all women, no matter where they work.
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 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.