5 Women’s Rights Issues In Danger In The US Right Now

As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.

House Republicans’ Immigration Bills Would Hurt Women And Children

At a time when national outrage over the Trump administration’s policy of separating families has reached a boiling point, and in the wake of the administration doubling down by effectively shutting U.S. doors to survivors of gender-based violence seeking asylum, this week, Republican leadership in the House of Representatives will bring up two anti-immigrant bills. These bills purport to help Dreamers but instead would only hurt women and children.

We ask the most of families when they have the least

We ask the most of parents in a phase of life when they have the least. Our children, families and nation suffer the consequences. But it does not have to be this way. As Congress debates our 2018 federal budget, expanding investments in young children and their families should be a top priority.