Posts Categorized: Fighting The Right

Paid Family Leave Only Works When it Works for All Families

By Hannah Tennies, National Action Program Intern Growing up in a household with a single mother means that time off is hard to come by, let alone paid time off. Without federal Paid Family and Medical Leave only about 13% of private sector workers have access to paid leave in the United States (“The Economics… Read more »

Why the Attacks on Planned Parenthood Keep Failing

When Republican leaders in Washington don’t feel like governing, they attack women’s health care and abortion rights. That’s what happened this week, as a focus on defunding Planned Parenthood jumped to the head of the line in legislative priorities for the House of Representatives. That, and launching vicious personal attacks on Cecile Richards, the organization’s… Read more »

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Because It Helps So Many Stand for Themselves

By Marandah Field-Elliot, Government Relations Intern I have always been a paranoid person. A lock-the-doors-twice, never-even-think-of-trespassing, glass-of-water-between-drinks-at-a-party type of person. So, one Tuesday when I forgot to take my daily birth control until three hours past I was supposed to, I saw a life of teenage pregnancy flash before my eyes — my impending college… Read more »

The Real Mitt Romney

With four weeks left until the election, Romney unquestionably needs to win over undecided voters by camouflaging his anti-choice stance. But he’s on record championing some of the most extreme — and more importantly, extremely unpopular — tactics aimed at blocking women’s access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion and birth control.

The Most Important Election of 2011: Mayor of Chicago

The National Organization for Women Equality PAC and the Chicago NOW PAC have endorsed Carol Moseley Braun in perhaps the most important election of 2011 — mayor of Chicago. Moseley Braun has an impressive resume of 25 years of public service fighting for the rights of women at the local, state, national and international levels.