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Women’s Leadership

Women Senators book_alt2 icon Report There is a silver lining to exclusion: Women, long outsiders, have had no choice but to think, act, and lead in out-of-the-box ways. That is why they are now poised to change our institutions for the better.

by Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Why We Need a Political Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color

Donna EdwardsAs women of color grow in number, we need more of them in elected office.

by Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, March 7, 2014

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

by Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

by Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

Family Matters

Man with wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

3 Reasons You Should Remain Skeptical of H.R. 7

Rep. Chris SmithThe deceptively titled No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would block insurance coverage of abortion care for nearly all women.

by Heather Schultz | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty

Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.

by Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It’s About Women’s Health and Rights

Contraception mandateMisleading news stories over the past week exaggerated the scope of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent action. What the Court decides this spring, however, may affect millions of women.

by Donna Barry | Monday, January 13, 2014

Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit

article icon Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Emily Baxter | Thursday, December 19, 2013

What the FAMILY Act Means for All Americans

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandPaid family and medical leave will help lift our entire economy by providing a vital and earned benefit for workers of every background, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, parental status, age, ability, or income level.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The FAMILY Act: Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

article icon Issue Brief What is the FAMILY Act? Why do Americans need it? What will it cost employers? Answers to your questions on the new paid family and medical leave legislation.

by Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Economic Benefits of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Elderly parent and daughter article icon Issue Brief Recent research finds that family and medical leave insurance would greatly benefit America’s workforce and employers.

by Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Job Protection Isn’t Enough

Mother and children book_alt2 icon Report The ability to access paid parental leave is important to family economic well-being.

by Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell, John Schmitt | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Faith Communities Work to Defeat 20-Week Abortion Ban in Albuquerque: An Interview with Joan Lamunyon Sanford

Sally Steenland interviews Joan Lamunyon Sanford, a reproductive justice advocate and the executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, about her work to defeat a proposed 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque.

by Sally Steenland | Tuesday, November 5, 2013