Every day there are new political threats to our rights as women. We can’t do fight them alone. Here are some issues that need your immediate attention. Join us by taking action to further equality for women!
One day after Equal Pay Day, Senate Republicans filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199) – preventing this important equal pay legislation from receiving an up-or-down vote. But the fight is not over.
Millions of people around the world are coming together as part of One Billion Rising to advocate for justice. We rise with them – and we rise today to support victims of war rape who are unable to access comprehensive medical care including abortion, in violation of the Geneva conventions.
The FAMILY Act will permit employees to earn up to 12 weeks of paid family leave each year through the creation of a national insurance fund. Both employers and employees would contribute to the fund, which would be administered through a new Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration
Over 40 profit-making companies have filed lawsuits against this ACA requirement saying that they have a right to deny this coverage to their employees because of the companies’ so-called religious beliefs. The Supreme Court will now decide whether these companies can take away this important birth control benefit from women.
The Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) S.967, introduced by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), will take the decision of whether to prosecute sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and give it to independent, objective, trained military prosecutors.