The National Organization for Women is disappointed in the lack of consideration for women and caretakers in the reconciliation package unveiled yesterday. The legislation, known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, does not include key elements crucial to women and caretakers.
Without extending programs such as the Child Tax Credit payments or including support for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, women, caretakers, and new parents will not have the infrastructure they desperately need for child care. If women and caretakers are not considered in this legislation as we attempt to bolster our economy, then we will not be able to fend off the impending recession.
NOW will continue to fight for the rights of women until their needs are recognized and their value is honored in the battle we face to rebuild our economy.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org.