September 28, 2016

Hyde at 40: Time to End Four Decades of Unjust Policy

nbsp; This week marks forty years of the Hyde Amendment, meaning for four decades Congress has continued to pass a policy founded on the idea that individuals living in poverty should and will have different health

September 30, 2016

Finding Affordable and Safe Child Care for Parents Working the “Third Shift”

I was excited when NWLC had the opportunity to partner with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United on an important report about the child care challenges facing workers who work the night shift, with a special focus on restaurant

September 29, 2016

Progress on Paid Sick Leave

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule implementing President Obama’s 2015 Executive Order requiring federal contractors to allow their employees to earn up to seven paid sick days a year.  The U.S. is

September 29, 2016

A Victory for Equal Pay: Employer Reporting of Pay Data

Today we celebrate an important new tool in the fight for equal pay announced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): annual employer reporting of pay data. Earlier this month, we learned from new Census Bureau

September 28, 2016

History That Should Not Be Repeated: Time to Repeal Hyde

This past weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture during its historic opening days.  I was filled with emotion while viewing the displays reflecting the history, struggles

September 26, 2016

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Birth Control

Sometimes we joke that my actual job title should be “contraception guru” because so much of my work revolves around birth control, and in particular making sure that you can get it and your insurance covers

September 28, 2016

Hyde at 40: Time to End Four Decades of Unjust Policy

nbsp; This week marks forty years of the Hyde Amendment, meaning for four decades Congress has continued to pass a policy founded on the idea that individuals living in poverty should and will have different health

September 26, 2016

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Birth Control

Sometimes we joke that my actual job title should be “contraception guru” because so much of my work revolves around birth control, and in particular making sure that you can get it and your insurance covers

September 26, 2016

Final CCDBG Regulations Issued – Important Step Forward for Families

On Friday, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)  issued the final regulations implementing the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). These regulations represent an important step forward for children and families.

September 23, 2016

States Have a Role in Fighting Zika Too

For the past seven months, as Congress has been playing politics with funding to prevent and treat Zika, taking summer vacation, and ignoring the pleadings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – the

September 21, 2016

How Attacks on Women’s Health Makes Us All Losers in the War on Poverty

When he pushed for passage of a ban on federal funding for abortion that would later bear his name, the late Rep. Henry Hyde was not shy about his ambition to restrict all women’s ability to

September 20, 2016

Women with Disabilities Are Still Struggling to Escape Poverty

Although there was some good news in the Census report on poverty that was released this week, there are still areas of concern for many women. Women as a group saw a decrease in poverty between

September 20, 2016

On the Six-Month Anniversary of Garland’s Nomination, No Hearing in Sight

Last week marked the six month anniversary of President Obama nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has lacked a ninth Justice for seven months, since Justice Scalia’s death, but to date, Republican

September 19, 2016

Older Women and Poverty: Takeaways from the 2015 Census Data

While the 2015 Census Bureau Data showed that many American families are experiencing real economic gains, the data also paint a picture of women’s economic lives that continues to be of concern. Women overall make just 80