The “Heroes Act” Isn’t Politics—It’s Essential, Especially For Women

Released on May 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The $3 trillion coronavirus aid package to be voted on by the House today has been called a “Democratic wish list” and a “1,800-page press release” by Republican critics, with Mitch McConnell saying Congress should hit “pause” until after Memorial Day for further relief for American workers and families.   But we can’t wait another day Read more …

SCOTUS Cannot Allow Employers to Deny Women Coverage to Birth Control

Released on May 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the first cases in the Supreme Court’s history to be heard by the public in real-time audio—due to the coronavirus–is Wednesday’s arguments in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania consolidated with Trump v. Pennsylvania, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.    The Trump Administration wants to allow almost any employer to deny coverage for contraception by Read more …

Financial Literacy Month Highlights Power of Financial Education

Released on April 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Financial management is a critical skill that provides women with greater agency and independence, which is necessary for navigating oppressive economic structures that often pay women unequally.   A study conducted in 2019 found that since 2016, women have experienced decreasing levels of financial security and that 57 percent of women sought to be more confident in their financial decision making. In addition Read more …

Historic Coalition of Women’s and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief to Stop COVID-19 Order that Intends to Ban and Criminalize Abortion

Released on April 22, 2020

  Media Contacts: NOW Foundation: Kimberly Hayes, press@now.org Feminist Majority Foundation: Corinne Long, clong@feminist.org Legal Momentum: Sam Bennett, sambennett@legalmomentum.org _____________________________________________________________________________________ Washington, DC – An historic coalition of women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, and reproductive justice groups including the National Organization for Women Foundation, the Feminist Majority Foundation and Legal Momentum, joined by 18 other Read more …