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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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