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Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care Article

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care

This CAP Action storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.

All Workers Deserve Access to Paid Family and Medical Leave Video

All Workers Deserve Access to Paid Family and Medical Leave

A paid family and medical leave program must be national, comprehensive, and inclusive to meet the needs of all workers, their families, and the economy.

Juli Adhikari, Diana Boesch

Making the Case for Chosen Family in Paid Family and Medical Leave Policies Article
Transgender women at an outreach center in Washington in 2016. (Getty/Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Making the Case for Chosen Family in Paid Family and Medical Leave Policies

To ensure that LGBTQ individuals are included in paid family and medical leave policies, lawmakers must design the policies to cover diverse family relationships and allow for caregiving of chosen family.

Lindsay Mahowald, Diana Boesch

Quick Facts on Paid Family and Medical Leave Article
A COVID-19 patient, trying to recover at home, grabs fresh air on the front stoop of her home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 20, 2020. (Getty/Andrew Lichtenstein)

Quick Facts on Paid Family and Medical Leave

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.

Diana Boesch

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward Report

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward

The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.

Julie Kashen, Sarah Jane Glynn, Amanda Novello

The Disability Community Needs Paid Family and Medical Leave Article
A 10-year-old holds her younger brother, who has cerebral palsy, in their family's three-bedroom house in the Kenilworth neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., December 2019. (Getty/The Washington Post/Sarah L. Voisin)

The Disability Community Needs Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid family and medical leave is a disability rights issue and helps provide people with disabilities the economic security they need to manage their health, care for loved ones, or receive care from their family.

Diana Boesch, Rebecca Cokley

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Report

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.

Osub Ahmed, Shilpa Phadke, Diana Boesch

The Urgent Case for Permanent Paid Leave Report
 (The dome of U.S. Capitol building is seen on January 16, 2020, Washington, D.C.)

The Urgent Case for Permanent Paid Leave

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.

Diana Boesch

The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies Article
Two women who have been living in homeless shelters after struggling to find jobs that would cover the cost of child care wait with their children for the bus in Atlanta, December 2015. (Getty/Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies

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.

Sarah Jane Glynn

Interactive: Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health Outcomes Interactive

Interactive: Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health Outcomes

This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.

Cristina Novoa, Mathew Brady

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Not All Paid Leave Proposals Are Equal Report

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Not All Paid Leave Proposals Are Equal

Paid leave proposals which only provide benefits to parents of new children or are funded through cuts to other programs will not meet the needs of working families.

Diana Boesch

Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children Report
A 3-year-old girl gives her father a kiss as she waits to undergo surgery at a children's hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children

New CAP analysis of the 2012 FMLA employee survey provides evidence that in 52 percent of all FMLA leaves, workers were also caring for children at home, highlighting the need for comprehensive paid family and medical leave.

Diana Boesch

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions Article
A U.S. Marine looks at his daughter for the first time with his wife during a homecoming at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, December 2016. (Getty/Sandy Huffaker)

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions

Military service members, veterans, and their families have many reasons they need leave, and, along with all Americans, need comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies.

Diana Boesch

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