In the GOP budget introduced last week, anti-women’s health politicians in the U.S. House proposed to eradicate the successful, decades-old Title X program, which provides family planning services to millions of low-income women, men, and families per year.
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.