Blog posts in women

  • Volunteers demand a #FairFutureNow on Equal Pay Day

    Unless things change, the gender pay gap will continue to hold back families.

    Today, women are the main breadwinner in a record-high 40% of households with children. When women earn less than their fair share, it hurts our families and it hurts our economy. It's time to stand with women everywhere by fighting for the right to equal pay for equal work.

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    Day of Action Women
  • Tuesday is Equal Pay Day

    Women must work this far into the new year to match what men earned last year.

    Women who work full-time earn, on average, just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Unless things change, that reality leaves women and their families a step behind in the pursuit of the American dream.

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    Economy and jobs Women
  • Addressing sexual violence on campus

    President Obama recently created a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses. Read why this is a huge step forward for young men and women.

    President Obama is redoubling efforts in 2014 to address sexual assault—specifically those that occur on college campuses. Read more, and then say you Stand with Women. read more »
    Women
  • Taking a stand with women for economic security for all families

    Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and OFA supporters are taking action.

    Following the President's State of the Union address, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to OFA supporters about workplace policies that would make sure all of America's women and families have a fair shot at success.


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    Women
  • Stand up for women's access to health care

    Just hours before the State of the Union, the House passed this bill.

    This is what some members of the House of Representatives were up to just hours before President Obama took the podium to talk about jobs and creating a stronger middle class.
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    Women
  • Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and you

    Join a special teleconference on Wednesday.

    Let's talk about economic equality for women—join OFA and our partners on a call with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter.

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    Women
  • 41 years since Roe v. Wade

    It's time to recommit to protecting women's access to safe, legal reproductive care.

    "We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom." —President Barack Obama, January 22nd, 2014 read more »
    Women
  • OFA's 13 favorite #StandWithWomen organizing moments of 2013

    In 2013, Women took a stand—and not just in pink shoes

    We stand with women by fighting for economic security, protecting access to health care, and supporting women’s leadership across the country. This year—from North Carolina to Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico—OFA volunteers took a stand—pink shoes and all. read more »
    Women
  • Las Vegas stands with women

    Women share their stories of leadership.

    More than 25 leaders from across Southern Nevada gathered at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas recently for a roundtable discussion on women in leadership.


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    Women's Voices Women
  • Chicago stands with women

    Congresswomen Schakowsky and Kelly join OFA Illinois to launch a local stand with women program.

    OFA Illinois supporters gathered at Federal Plaza in Chicago last week to raise awareness of the issues affecting women across the country, including the victories of the Affordable Care Act.


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    Women
  • Chatting about the minimum wage and women

    Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.

    Women are increasingly the breadwinners for their families, which makes understanding which factors play a role in women’s economic security even more important. Last week, OFA's campaign manager for women's issues Kaili Lambe and Julie Vogtman from the National Women's Law Center got on Facebook to chat live with supporters. read more »
    Minimum Wage Economy and jobs Women
  • Tonight: Chat about the minimum wage on Facebook

    Together let's take a deeper look at how raising the minimum wage would help women.

    Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. That's why tonight we're jumping on Facebook to chat about the history of the minimum wage, what the minimum wage is in different states, and what raising the minimum wage would mean for women. read more »
    Minimum Wage Women
  • Voters stand with women in Albuquerque

    Record turnout gives women's rights a victory.

    Yesterday, Albuquerque voters soundly rejected a measure that would have placed the government squarely between women and their doctors. With early vote totals nearly doubling the number of early votes cast in the mayoral race last month, and some voters waiting up to an hour to vote yesterday, Albuquerque residents sent a message to anyone who doesn't respect women's rights. read more »
    Women
  • The continued attack on women’s rights and health

    Did you see what happened in the Senate last week?

    A group of lawmakers in the Senate took their attacks on women's rights a step further last week when Senator Lindsey Graham introduced an extreme bill that would severely limit women’s ability to access quality reproductive care. read more »
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