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What are these bills? The Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (CCCA) The Trump administration is considering a rollback of the Obama era mandate that required most employers to provide birth control at no cost to their employees. Privately held, religious employers could file for... Read More »
#TakeRapeSeriously VAWA has transformed the way government responds to domestic and sexual violence and has served as a model around the world. New York State has benefited tremendously from VAWA grants. In 2016 alone, the state received $7.7 million in federal funding, an increase of $662,000... Read More »
Democrats Are Paving the Way for Anti-Choice Candidates A shocking and unacceptable trend of supporting anti-choice candidates is emerging in the Democratic Party. "There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates," declared Rep. Ben Ray Luján when talking about abortion rights this week... Read More »
Asking prospective employees about their past salary leads to gendered wage discrimination. In honor of Equal Pay Day, New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef introduced comprehensive legislation (A.6707/S.5233) that would prohibit employers in New York State from forcing potential employees to... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal that would separate parents from their children at the Mexican border as a way to "deter" border crossings. Instead of keeping families fleeing from violence and hardship together as their cases are considered, this policy would place... Read More »
Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed Obama-era protections for transgender students (under Title IX) that permitted them to use the school bathrooms that matched their gender identity. Trans students face high rates of bigotry and bullying--more than 40% of trans individuals attempt suicide at... Read More »
H.R. 7, misleadingly called the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," has just passed the House. Now S.184 might pass the Senate. What proponents of this anti-choice legislation are not telling you is that NO federal funding has actually gone to abortion services since 1976, because of the... Read More »
We will never forget the names of women like Sandra Bland, who died in a jail cell after a routine traffic stop went horribly wrong. Before and since Sandra Bland's death, countless other women have died in police custody with their stories untold and their right to justice denied. That's why... Read More »
Friday, Apr 20 | 8:30am - 8:30am One Fair Wage Rally & Public Hearing: Farmingdale
Monday, Apr 23 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm ALLY EVENT: Gun Violence is a Women's Issue with Downtown Women for Change
Tuesday, Apr 24 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bystander Intervention Training
Thursday, Apr 26 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm Deeper Glimpse into City Council: Perspectives of Newly Elected Women of Color
End Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Employees shall no longer be silenced about...
Block the Anti-Woman, Anti-LGBTQ First Amendment Defense Act A bill that will allow discrimination and...