You only have until July 31, 2018 to submit a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in opposition to the Trump administration’s latest attack on birth control and reproductive healthcare: the Title X Gag Rule, which would bar Title X-funded clinics from providing information to patients about abortion. That means that […]
Author: Gaylynn Burroughs
GOP Tax Plan: Take From Poor & Working Families, Give to Wealthy Donors
Last week, House Republicans released their plan to cut taxes for the super-rich and big corporations. The cuts come at a cost of $1.5 trillion: $1 trillion would go to businesses and corporations and nearly $200 billion would go to millionaire heirs and heiresses through the elimination of the estate tax. The plan calls for […]
With Each New Look, Senate’s Trumpcare Gets Worse and Worse
Right before the July 4th holiday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new analysis of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)—the Senate’s Trumpcare plan—showing that the bill would cut Medicaid by a whopping 35 percent by 2036, an astronomical figure that would devastate the program. A previous CBO report showed that federal Medicaid spending […]
The Trump Budget is a Cruel Attack on Women, Children and the Poor
The Trump Administration today released its FY 2018 budget, calling it “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” Early analysis of the budget, however, shows that it’s anything but.
Response to Trump’s Women’s Health Week Statement
May 17, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Cc: Ivanka Trump, Assistant to the President Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services President Trump: As organizations committed to improving the overall health and wellbeing of women and their families, we are compelled to respond […]
Get the Equal Rights Amendment Into the Presidential Debates
The first Democratic presidential debate is on Tuesday, and feminists across the nation want to know where all candidates stand on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). CNN has teamed up with Facebook to ask members of the public to submit questions they would like the debate moderators to ask the candidates. Please submit this question […]
Paid Family Medical Leave Shouldn’t Be A Luxury
Some 100 million U.S. workers have enjoyed time off because of the FMLA, and most employers have reported no negative impact on business profitability or productivity because of the law. But not every family has had peace of mind.
Pregnant Workers Deserve Fairness
Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean the loss of a paycheck, and pregnant women have the right to enjoy the protection of the law just like everyone else. Some employers don’t seem to get it. Neither do the courts.