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Moving Women & Families Forward: A State Roadmap to Economic Justice

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final_nwlc_2016_StateRoadmappngThe State Roadmap to Economic Justice provides a summary of the problem, key legislative strategies to address the problem, the research base for why this makes sense, information on what states are doing, and talking points for making a successful argument with policymakers, the media, and the public.

The goal of the State Roadmap to Economic Justice is to aid advocates and policy makers in moving forward a broad vision that takes us further down the path to economic justice for women and their families.

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Policies included in the State Roadmap to Economic Justice:

Increasing Wages and Income Supports
Raise the State Minimum Wage
Improve State Earned Income and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits

Expanding Access to Health Care and Coverage
Provide Low-Income Women with Health Insurance
Provide Insurance Coverage of Abortion
Remove Barriers to Birth Control

Meeting the Needs of Working Families
Promote Fair Work Schedules
Invest in Early Care and Education
Ensure Paid Time Off

Eliminating Discrimination in the Workplace
Strengthen Equal Pay Laws
Treat Pregnant Workers Fairly
Prohibit Employers from Discriminating Based on Employees’ Reproductive Health Decisions
Prohibit Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Protect Family Caregivers from Employment Discrimination
Support Fair Chance Policies in Employment

Improving Pathways to Opportunity
Improve State-Based Student Loans and Financial Aid for Low-Income Students Pursuing Higher Education
Address Sexual Assault in Schools
Reduce Disproportionate Suspensions and Expulsions of Girls of Color

Promoting Security for Vulnerable Women and Families
Prohibit Discrimination Against Survivors
Protect Undocumented Workers and Student