This Women’s Equality Day—the 93rd anniversary of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment—Dawn Laguens of Planned Parenthood Federation of America joined Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Terry O’Neil of the National Organization for Women, and Fatima Goss-Graves from the National Women’s Law Center to discuss the current state of women’s rights and equality in the U.S.
Aug. 27, 2013
In a last-ditch effort to spread misinformation about Obamacare, opponents are hitting the road on a “Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour.” In each of the states they’re heading to, there are thousands of women and families who stand to benefit from the new health care law. But do these opponents care about those benefits? Nope.
Aug. 19, 2013
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Today, August 12, is International Youth Day, a day to recommit to investing in young people — and that includes making sure the global community is meeting the particular needs of the next generation. The statistics are clear: we have a lot more work to do.
Aug. 12, 2013
“Why do I not have a moral right and access to health care?” That’s the question on more than a few people’s minds, as conservative lawmakers continue their crusade to defund Obamacare.
Aug. 9, 2013
Republican lawmakers have relentlessly tried to repeal Obamacare — despite the fact that the health care law has already helped millions of women and families get the care they need, when they need it. Opponents of the law don’t care that you can no longer be denied insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition, that women can’t be charged higher premiums simply because of their gender, and that you can now access birth control with no co-pay — they outright oppose the birth control benefit. Their intractable opposition has led them to vote to repeal the law 40 times (yes you read that right).
Aug. 8, 2013
It’s been three years since Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, aka the health care law, was signed into law, and already millions of women, families, and young people are benefiting from it. And yet, the fight seems to be getting all the attention.
July 31, 2013
It’s 11:00 p.m. EDT and I’m adding to my frequent flyer miles as the summer o’ conferences comes to a close. The Latino Engagement team has been crisscrossing the country and working with our amazing affiliates and partner organizations to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and all the benefits that the close to 9 million Latinos across the country could start to take advantage of soon!
July 29, 2013
In the last 48 hours, the House and Senate have taken major steps to shape the budget that affects U.S. foreign affairs spending – and their positions couldn’t be farther apart when it comes investing in global women’s health. The House wants to slash funding for international family planning and bring back outdated restrictions to U.S. foreign aid. Meanwhile, the Senate would expand support for women around the world and amend the total ban on abortion in the Peace Corps.
July 26, 2013