The paid parental leave plan outlined in the Trump administration’s recent budget proposal falls far short of the comprehensive changes that would allow today’s working women to participate fully in the nation’s economy.
Trump’s plan to require states to provide six weeks of leave is unfunded, unworkable, and under-inclusive—and will further strain the already-underfunded UI system.
The Trump budget would endanger the health and safety of American families while giving tax cuts to millionaires.
The Trump budget would undermine enforcement of civil rights protections and access to justice while funding a policy of mass deportation.
Using new data, this fact sheet update shows that women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.
In order for women to achieve political parity, the whole system that chooses and supports candidates has to change.
Trump’s policy agenda denies women their fundamental rights and is particularly harmful to mothers.
Conservatives often claim that if Planned Parenthood health centers are shut down, community health centers can absorb their patients and the costs, but such actions are unrealistic and will harm women and families.
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Women’s progress requires comprehensive solutions that respond to women’s diverse experiences and challenges, create a level playing field, and better position women to determine their own futures.
Women face more hard-to-avoid risks than men, especially from caregiving, that can lower their savings and leave them economically vulnerable.
Single women face a number of hard-to-avoid risks and large-scale economic insecurity, which requires policymakers to update social protections.
Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office have time and again benefitted corporations and the wealthy at the expense of ordinary Americans.
It has only been 100 days since President Trump took office, and millions of American women and families are already feeling the adverse impacts of his administration’s misguided agenda.
Countries around the world have adopted policies to promote women’s economic security and participation and close the gender wage gap. The United States is an extreme outlier in its lack of such policies.