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March 16, 2017

Our friends at the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) have issued a strong new report (PDF) on Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, analyzing his judicial history and comments to determine his likely approach to the crucial issues that face Supreme Court justices. Read about the potential threat Gorsuch poses to the rights of women, working Americans, and the rule of law.

February 10, 2017

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

As he indicated in contentious Senate confirmation hearings, Price will soon begin working from his new post in the Trump administration to undermine and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

February 8, 2017

On Tuesday night, Senate Republicans tried to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King, in opposition to Jeff Sessions’s nomination as Attorney General — but she’s still standing and raising her voice, because women won’t be silenced.

January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, who sits on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, could play a crucial role in determining the legality of the new Administration’s attempts to dramatically alter life in America as we know it.

January 26, 2017

On Inauguration Day, before millions, President Donald Trump swore an oath to help American workers. “The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes,” Trump said. “But that is the past.”

In reality, working families—and especially working and single mothers who aspire to reach the middle class—face a very troubling future under the new President.

January 24, 2017

Women from across America and around the world marched last week to protect and defend human rights and equal rights, including voting rights. We need to keep that spirit strong! You can help by letting President Trump, Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Republican congressional leaders who threaten to roll back our voting rights know that we will continue to hold them accountable.

Sign this petition to make your voice heard today!

January 13, 2017

 

Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund is proud to be part of this historic event, and we invite all of our friends, partners, and supporters to join us. Visit WomensMarch.com for details about the march in Washington, Sister Marches taking place around the country, and the many ways that each of us can make our voices heard on January 21, 2017.

“It is not our differences that divide us.
December 20, 2016

For the first time in our nation’s history last month,  African-Americans, Latinos, unmarried women and millennials who make up the “Rising American Electorate” became the majority of all Americans who cast votes in a presidential election. They represent the future of America, in all its diverse greatness.

But as the year comes to a close, it’s becoming clear that Donald Trump doesn’t understand, let alone appreciate, the changing demographics—and the changing face—of America. 

At a rally just last week in Pennsylvania, the President-elect spoke disparagingly, again, about people of color.

December 5, 2016

Read Page Gardner and Stan Greenberg’s take on the Rising American Electorate in the 2016 election — and the agenda progressives need to adopt going forward in order to solidify support among this crucial 55% of American voters.

December 5, 2016

A new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and Oxfam America finds that more than one in four employed women in the United States are concentrated in low-wage “women’s work”—such as teaching young children, cleaning, serving, and caring for elders—jobs that are done primarily by women, pay less than $15 per hour, and provide few benefits.

Workers in these female-dominated jobs, who are disproportionately women of color, earn less than men working in jobs with similar requirements for education, skills, stamina, and hours.

 

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