Child Care & Early Learning

With seven in ten mothers in the workforce today, child care is essential. Families need affordable, high-quality child care and early learning so parents can keep working and children can get a strong start.

Connecting the Issues

From education to employment to health to child care, the success of women and families depends upon a web of intersecting opportunities, policies, and institutions. That’s why we’re dedicated to realizing a broad vision for progress.

Education & Title IX

All students should get the help they need to succeed in school and prepare for college and careers. But right now, too many girls confront challenges that undermine their success in school.

Health Care & Reproductive Rights

Health care is key to women's well-being and economic stability. We’ve got to make sure the new health care law keeps working for women ― and that politicians cease their relentless attacks on reproductive care.

Judges & Courts

Courts decide key legal rights and principles that are critically important for women and their families ― so it’s essential that the United States has a diverse, fair, and independent judiciary.


More than 200,000 women serve in the U.S. military, and they should be able to serve in any position for which they’re qualified, be safe from sexual assault and harassment, and receive critical family supports.

Poverty & Economic Security

Because of employment discrimination, caregiving responsibilities, and other factors, women are at greater risk of poverty than men throughout their lives ― which means that families depending on women’s earnings are at risk, too.

Social Security & Retirement

A lifetime of lower wages and unpaid caregiving puts women at greater risk of poverty as they age than men. Strengthening Social Security and retirement savings can give older women a better shot at financial security.

Tax & Budget

While the wealthiest Americans and corporations have benefited from tax cuts and loopholes for years, programs for women and families have been cut. A fair, progressive tax system could raise revenue to expand opportunity for all.


With women still paid only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, it’s clear that we have a long way to go to make the workplace fair for women in the United States.