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Tell the Senate to Stand Strong for Military Survivors of Sexual Assault 

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Real reform is needed in the military justice system. There were an estimated 26,000 cases of sexual assault last year, but only 3,000 were reported. And when a survivor does file a complaint, the commander in charge has the ability to set aside guilty verdicts, return the attacker into the ranks, and in some cases even promote the attacker. The Military Justice Improvement Act takes the decision to prosecute these cases out of the chain of command and puts it where it belongs — in the hands of trained independent military prosecutors. Help us stand up for service members everywhere by writing your Senators and telling them you support the Military Justice Improvement Act.

 

Tell the House Ways and Means Committee to Take the Chained CPI Off the Table

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The House Ways and Means Committee announced that it’s accepting public comments on bipartisan proposals to reform Medicare and Social Security — and the first proposal on the table is cutting Social Security benefits with the chained CPI. But if the chained CPI is adopted, the cost-of-living adjustments Social Security recipients depend on would start being calculated differently — and the new calculations would cut the value of benefits more and more each year. No matter how they try to spin it, the chained CPI is a CUT to Social Security benefits. Tell the committee to take the chained CPI off the table and keep Social Security out of the budget negotiations.

 

Share Your Story on High-Quality Early Learning

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As early learning and early elementary school teachers, parents and early learning advocates, you see firsthand the results of high-quality early learning in action. You see how high-quality early learning can transform individuals, classrooms, even communities. As part of the Strong Start for Children Campaign to support President Obama’s bold new early learning initiative, we will gather hundreds of your stories, turn them into a book, and deliver them to key policy makers. We want to show Congress what high-quality early learning can accomplish for children and families. Please add your story to our book for Members of Congress today.



 

Children Deserve Better: Improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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Representative Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) introduced legislation that would improve young children’s access to nutritious meals in child care centers, family child care homes, and Head Start and Early Head Start programs. With your help, we can gain support for the Access to Nutritious Meals for Young Children Act of 2009 (H.R. 4402). Take action now so that we can reach even more hungry children.

 

Support Equal Treatment in Athletics

Take Action One way to shine a spotlight on the problems that women and girls still face in athletics is to require schools to publicly disclose gender equity information about their athletics programs. A federal law requires colleges to make such information publicly available each year, but high schools are not required to disclose these data, making it difficult to ensure fairness in high school athletics programs. The high school data bills currently pending in Congress would strengthen Title IX and give us the tools we need to fight discrimination against female athletes. Take action or learn more.

 

Share Your Story: Have You or Someone You Know Ever Sought Help for an Ectopic Pregnancy or a Miscarriage?

WomanFor more than three decades, RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association and the National Women's Law Center have worked to protect a women's right to make reproductive choices, including the right to use reproductive technologies that enable her to have children.  Our organizations are now partnering to protect and expand access to infertility treatment, as well as to identify and prevent medical practices that contribute to infertility. We encourage you to learn more about these issues and consider helping us in our efforts to protect women's access to timely, high-quality reproductive health care. If you or someone you know have ever been denied or delayed treatment for an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that grows outside of the uterus) or a miscarriage, share your story now or learn more about this issue.

 

Support An Agenda for Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

Child CareDeveloping America’s Potential: An Agenda for Affordable High-Quality Child Care is the product of a historic collaboration of national and state organizations to craft a shared “blueprint” for the future of child care.  It offers a solid framework for guiding the reauthorization for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and other opportunities for child care improvement in the new administration and new Congress. Learn more about how advocates can move the agenda forward by visiting our new website.

   

A Platform for Progress

NWLC's A Platform for Progress outlines steps that should be taken by the federal government to address the unmet needs of women and their families. View A Platform for Progress.

 

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