News Entries in women
Support fair overtime protections
President Obama's proposal to update overtime protections would benefit millions of Americans in the workforce—especially women.
Working overtime means spending time away from families and kids.
That’s a real sacrifice, and it’s only fair that the parents that do so are fairly compensated.
Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced a proposal to update overtime rules. Read how the proposal would impact nearly five million additional American workers and what OFA supporters are doing to help.
Film screenings for Women's Equality Day
Across the country, OFA volunteers brought to life the issues facing working families and discussed ways to help them succeed.
To honor Women's Equality Day on August 26th, OFA held 38 local events across the country bringing volunteers together to watch Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.
Taking the conversation to the next level at the Women & Working Families Summit
Organizers in Illinois got together with some special guests to talk about what's next in the fight for women's economic equality.
Creating a 21st century workplace for every American
It's time to kickstart the conversation on the needs of today's working families.
Last week a summit for working families was hosted at the White House, and OFA supporters held events events in their communities to start a conversation about creating 21st century workplaces that address the needs of working families.
Take a stand for working families
The White House Summit on Working Families is on Monday—and you can participate.
Too often workplace policies don’t reflect the realities of today’s families, placing unfair limits on hard-working Americans and holding them back from success. It’s time to change that—and you should be a part of the conversation.
Let’s play a little game of “Did you know?”
Did you know OFA is standing with women on issues like fair pay, child care, and paid leave?
Did you know women are the main breadwinners in a record-high 40% of households with children today?
Did you know today's workplace policies too often don't reflect that reality?
And did you know that lack of access to high-quality, affordable child care and early childhood education threatens the economic security of women and working families?
The White House's initiative to end sexual assault on campus
A new PSA and website released this week are part of the White House effort to end sexual violence on college campuses.
One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are most likely to be assaulted by someone they know.
Forty-four senators vote against paycheck fairness
Last week the Senate failed to pass a bill that would help close the pay gap between women and men.
Apparently some members of Congress don't think addressing this issue is necessary. In fact, there are some people who don't believe a gender pay gap exists. But as President Obama said last week, "It’s not a myth, it’s math."
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.
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.
OFA volunteers urge Congress to give women a #FairShot
Two out of three minimum wage workers are women—and they deserve a raise.
The U.S. cannot continue to be "the land of opportunity" with full-time workers living below the poverty line. It's time to raise the wage.
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.
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.
Three workplace issues women still have to deal with — even though they are not in an episode of Mad Men
In Tuesday's State of the Union, President Obama said it's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in Mad Men. Here's what he was talking about.
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