Without equal pay, AAPI women will continue to endure some of the harshest economic effects of every crisis.
The United States urgently needs a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program that will boost the health and economic well-being of American workers and families.
Women—particularly women of color—continue to make noteworthy gains at all levels of government, but bold policies and structural changes are still needed to reach gender parity in U.S. politics.
The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.
Policymakers must consider lessons learned from the emergency paid leave laws passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic in order to design national, permanent paid leave policies that ensure racial, gender, and economic equity and meet the needs of families.
Employers have a pivotal role to play in establishing pay practices within workplaces and correcting the disparities that have eroded Black women’s pay for decades.
Existing support systems for domestic violence survivors are proving inadequate during the pandemic and point to the need for a stronger nationwide infrastructure connecting survivors to vital supports and services.
Women, especially women of color, in the United States are more likely to live in poverty than men, and they need robust, targeted solutions to ensure their long-term economic security.
Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, workers need paid leave so that they are able to stay home to recover from an illness or provide care to a sick family member without risking their economic security.
Ensuring comprehensive pay data collection is essential to combating gender-based pay discrimination and securing equal pay for all women.
Adopting the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment could help bolster existing statutory protections under attack, making it a key element in the fight for gender equality.
Continued inaction from Congress on work-family policies, including the current lack of access to affordable child care and comprehensive paid family and medical leave, costs workers $31.9 billion in lost wages annually.
The next president should move quickly to advance key priorities for women and their families.
In order to advance economic security for women and families in Oregon, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.