More women than ever have entered the workforce (thanks in large part to expanded access to birth control, which has allowed women to pursue their education and careers) — but workplace leave policies haven’t kept up with this progress. That’s why Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, which would help ensure working women and families can take paid sick leave.
Even when they’ve reached the top of the corporate hierarchy, our Power Players have not forgotten their roots. They leverage their power and influence to fund new initiatives and to empower a new generation of leadership. Thanks to these leaders, African-American issues are represented in boardrooms around the world.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
We know it’s only February, but things are already heating up as the 2014 election approaches. Politically speaking, it’s a big year and women’s health is on the line. Planned Parenthood and our advocacy partners in the states will be running our largest campaign ever.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers.