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STAND WITH WOMEN

OFA stands with women—from expanding women's leadership and economic security to protecting health care choices.

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ECONOMIC SECURITY

Women are the main breadwinners in a record-high 40% of households with children, but current workplace policies too often don’t reflect today’s reality. That hurts our families and hurts our economy. There are measures our country can take to ensure economic security for women and families everywhere, like raising the minimum wage and supporting paycheck fairness.

 

EQUAL PAY

Women deserve equal pay for equal work. It's that simple. Women working full time make an average of just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. If things don't change, we are holding our families back and compromising our children's chances at success.

Support equal pay

 

RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE

Almost two-thirds of workers making minimum wage or less are women, earning just $14,500 a year—below the poverty line for a family of four. Sign OFA's petition and tell lawmakers it's time to raise the minimum wage.

Sign the petition

 

PAID LEAVE

Only 51% of women have access to paid leave after having their first child, and 40% of private-sector employees work at a company that does not offer sick pay. The lack of access to paid leave and affordable childcare options threatens the economic security of women and working families. Add your name and say you support workplace policies that reflect today's reality.

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WOMEN'S HEALTH

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

The Affordable Care Act provides greater access to quality, affordable care for women and their families. Women can no longer be charged more than men for health insurance just because they're women. Health care reform also strengthened women's access to care and provides no-cost preventive care—including mammograms, contraception, osteoporosis screenings, and annual checkups.

 

However, there are lawmakers who are trying to take away those new benefits and protections by repealing the Affordable Care Act. We can't go back to a broken health care system. OFA volunteers are making sure everybody knows how Obamacare is helping millions of people, and that's why it's here to stay.

Join Team Obamacare

 

 

PROTECTING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

The fight to protect women's access to reproductive health care continues, as lawmakers across the country seek out measures designed to curb women's reproductive choices. In January 2014, some members of the U.S. House of Representatives actually voted to take away health coverage choices for millions of women and families and severely restrict women's access to comprehensive reproductive care. Stand up to protect access to reproductive health care and fight back against anyone who tries to roll back the right for a women to make her own health care decisions.

Stand with women

 

 

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

It's time to close the gap and help women advance in any field.

Women currently hold just 4.8% of Fortune 500 CEO positions—and nearly a quarter of these companies have no women at all in executive positions.

JOIN THE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CORPS

The Women’s Leadership Corps is a community of dedicated OFA supporters building a support system of women leaders across the country, raising women's voices on the issues that matter to them, and expanding the network of supporters who are taking action on the issues that affect women's lives. 

 

Our goal is to prepare each Women’s Leadership Corps member to be a local advocate on the issues that impact women in their communities. OFA provides training to empower members to bring the issues of women's health, economic security, and leadership to the forefront of conversations in communities across the country. And we work to ensure our elected officials recognize the importance of taking action on these issues.

 

The Women’s Leadership Corps is organizing across the country, working to equip women with the skills and resources they need to be effective leaders in their workplaces and communities. Are you interested in committing to be a Women's Leadership Corps member?

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OFA stands with women by fighting for economic security, protecting access to health care, and supporting women's leadership. How do you stand with women?

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