Senior Director, Women’s Initiative
With COVID-19 vaccines in sight, it is more important than ever that Congress address upcoming expiration dates from crucial CARES Act provisions.
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.
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.
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.
State and national data show that millions of private sector workers are excluded from emergency paid leave protections due to exemptions in federal legislation and regulations.
Seven core policy reforms are required to protect public health and treat essential workers with respect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The international community can offer the United States creative policy solutions as it seeks to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further legislation is necessary to protect all workers and expand access to paid leave.
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.
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.
Child care is expensive and scarce for children under age 3, when the benefits from quality child care are highest.
Climate action that meets the crisis’ urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must take swift action to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans, not just those at the top, benefit from growth.