In the last four decades, women’s educational levels and work experiences have increased dramatically. Women are over half of college graduates and nearly half the workforce, and families increasingly depend on their wages to achieve economic security. But although women have better credentials than ever before, discriminatory workplace policies and practices make it difficult for women to keep a job, put food on the table, make decisions about whether or not to have children, and care for their families.
Working people want a fairer workplace and an economy that works for all of us. Working women are particularly concerned about economic stability, ranking equal pay, sexual harassment, and affordable/guaranteed health care as top issues for action in recent national polls. And the freedom to decide whether and when to become a parent is a top value for all voters and millennial women in particular.