December 6, 2017

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

April 25, 2018

New Studies Show That Unfair Work Schedules Aren’t Just Bad For Families – They’re Bad for Business

Weekends. Nights. Early mornings. 15 hours one week. 28 hours the next. These kinds of work schedules are common practice in low-wage industries, particularly retail and food service. Most of the people working in these jobs

April 24, 2018

Every Baby Has a Story—Child Care Policy Helps Shape It

This blog was written by Patty Cole, Senior Director of Federal Policy at ZERO TO THREE, as part of Child Care NOW’s guest blog series. More than 25 years after the Child Care and Development Block

April 24, 2018

The Time Has Come For Schools To Accept Girls’ Bodies

If it’s happened to you, you remember that moment. That moment when a teacher pulls you aside and tells you what you are wearing is not appropriate. Afterward, you’re embarrassed and distracted. You remember at least

April 20, 2018

Who Run the World? Mother Earth

I couldn’t really comprehend my relative smallness in the universe until I went whale watching back in 2010. To be fair, I probably still don’t have a full grasp on it—but finding myself next to a

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

April 20, 2018

As If We Needed It, Evidence that Delaying Social Security to Get Paid Leave Benefits Is A Terrible Idea

A few months ago, Ivanka Trump and Senator Marco Rubio started pitching a plan that would allow people to delay their Social Security retirement benefits in order to receive paid family leave upon the birth or

April 18, 2018

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: How to Support Survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in honor of it, this blog has been created to draw awareness to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and violence that occurs between teenage partners. So you’re probably wondering

April 18, 2018

Too Many Patients are Also Saying #MeToo

Sexual harassment and violence is so engrained in our everyday experience it sometimes feels inescapable: You’ve been sexually harassed at work? Me too. You were sexually assaulted at school?  Me too. Your doctor sexually assaulted or

April 17, 2018

The Importance of Celebrating Victories

In discouraging times, when many policy decisions serve the most privileged in our country at the expense of the most vulnerable, it is important to recognize and celebrate our victories. As part of the FY18 omnibus

April 16, 2018

Cuts to SNAP Would Harm Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Trump Administration aims to gut public benefits, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to pay for a $1.5 trillion loss in revenue from tax cuts for wealthy Americans and large corporations. The President’s most

April 16, 2018

The Hypocrisy Continues

Last week, the House voted on a dangerous Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. The BBA would require a balanced budget every year, even during recessions, and would limit spending to revenues collected in

April 16, 2018

A Prescription for Discrimination – The Trump-Pence Administration Wants to Roll Back the Health Care Rights Law.

Get ready everyone! The Trump-Pence Administration is one step closer to finalizing a proposed rule that we have reason to believe would attempt to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s Health Care Rights Law, also known

April 13, 2018

Tips from the Hotline: Help! What is Guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act’s Birth Control Benefit?

Every day on the CoverHer hotline, I hear from people who are trying to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit and get the care they deserve.  Even though every insurance plan is