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Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is common-sense legislation that would make it unmistakably clear that employers must make reasonable accommodations when workers have a medical need for them because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. States and cities around the country have already acted to pass these protections. Tell Congress it's time to follow suit and support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Tell Congress to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act would help end wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act. It would make it harder for employers to pay women less for the same work, prohibit retaliation against employees who compare their pay, and require that employers who break the law fairly compensate the women they've discriminated against. Urge your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor this bill and support equal pay for women.

Tell Your Senators: Fight Against an Extreme Abortion Provision

The Senate is voting on a bill designed to prevent human trafficking — an issue that's critical to women and girls. This bill is intended to protect survivors of human trafficking. But these people need access to health care — and opponents of abortion want to use this bill to restrict that access instead. Tell your Senators to fight against this extreme abortion provision.

Tell Congress to Support the Women's Health Protection Act

In the last few years, politicians across the country have passed a record numbers of bills that are shutting down abortion clinics and targeting abortion providers, making it more difficult and expensive for women to get an abortion. Tell Congress to support the federal Women's Health Protection Act and ensure that every woman — no matter where she lives — is able to access abortion when she needs it.

Tell Congress to Fund Child Care

Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) for the first time in nearly 20 years. Although this vote marks an important step toward building a strong early learning system, we're not done yet: Congress still needs to provide the funding necessary for the program to truly help children and families succeed. This funding is critical for children and families. Urge your Senators and Representative to support vital child care funding.

Tell Congress to Repeal the Harmful Hyde Amendment

For more than 38 years, the Hyde Amendment has punished low-income women by withholding Medicaid coverage, just to make it impossible for qualified women to have an abortion. It's time to end the harmful Hyde Amendment. Tell Congress enough is enough.

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 2015 Awards Dinner

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
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!

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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