3 Women’s Health Care Under Attack
The Trump Administration limited access to birth control by allowing employers with moral or religious objections to opt-out of providing contraceptive care. A dangerous twenty-week abortion ban passed the House of Representatives, preventing women from accessing this procedure unless they can prove incest or rape. A budget passed by the House cuts $5 billion from safety net programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which provide access to healthcare for millions of women.
To stand up against these attacks, call your Senators and tell them to vote against H.R. 36 and the House budget and object to tampering with a woman’s right to contraceptive care.
2 Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
Our hearts go out the all of the victims injured or killed, and the families affected by last week’s horrific shooting. In response to the massacre in Las Vegas, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has introduced the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act to close a loophole that allows semi-automatic weapons to be modified to fire at the rate of automatic weapons.
With the Senate out of session this week, this is the time to go to a town hall or call your Senators’ local offices to demand they support the this common-sense legislation as the first step in comprehensive gun reform.
1 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
News reports illuminating the despicable actions of Roger Ailes and Harvey Weinstein provide a public face for a problem that has been overlooked for far too long. It is estimated that at least twenty-five percent of women in the United States have been sexually harassed at work. Women in the workplace are protected by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sexual harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.
Learn more about the law and the best ways to move forward if you are being harassed in the workplace.
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