The True Hazards at Stake: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Released on December 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court hears the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. While the specifics of this case involve a Mississippi ban on almost all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, there are much broader implications. The ruling could serve as a vehicle for a direct assault on Roe v. Wade.  Overturning Roe and implementing these tyrannical laws (like the Mississippi law or Read more …

NOW Hails House Passage of Build Back Better Agenda

Released on November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives made history today by passing President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.  We are on the brink of completing the most transformative investment in families, children and caregiving in generations, with universal and free preschool for all 3-and 4-year olds, four weeks of paid and medical leave, and the largest investment in child care in the nation’s history.  The bill provides home health care for older Americans and people Read more …

End The Workplace Culture of Abuse and Sexual Harassment

Released on November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, employees at Afiniti, CBS and LVMH gave personal accounts of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace that previously went unheard due to forced arbitration clauses.  A few days later, a Tesla factory worker alleged that the company fostered a climate of sexual harassment that dehumanized workers, subjected women to verbal and physical harassment and failed to address the problem when Read more …

Women’s Lives Are at Stake, We Must Get Out the Vote

Released on November 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The results of this week’s elections send a clear message. A shift among voters in Virginia defeated McAuliffe, following a bitter and divisive campaign built on lies about racial justice and education.  In New Jersey, an incumbent candidate nearly lost to a Trump-endorsed candidate who had appeared at a “Stop the Steal” rally.   As we look forward, we must “level up” our efforts to counter Read more …

Senate Inaction on Voting Rights Continues to Harm our Democracy

Released on November 3, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Republicans used the filibuster again today to block the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, not even giving voting rights reform the discussion and debate it deserves.   There can be no half-measures in defense of democracy. We must protect every vote.   It’s very simple.  Racial discrimination links the more than 400 bills moving through the states to create additional barriers Read more …