Our fight in the HOUSE
Introduced by Representative Maloney in March of 2019, H.R. 1828 will require annual reporting by employers of the number of settlements with employees regarding claims of discrimination on the basis of sex, including verbal and physical sexual harassment, and for other purposes. For many years, there has been systemic secrecy around workplace sexual assault and harassment, which creates uncomfortable or even dangerous environments for many victims in their workplaces. We need to pass policy to combat this. Take Action!
Introduced by Representative Meng in March of 2019, H.R. 1882 will increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for individuals with limited access, and for other purposes. This happens through: providing free menstrual hygiene products to students; ensuring that all incarcerated individuals and detainees have access to menstrual hygiene products on demand and at no cost to the incarcerated individuals and detainees; ensuring that menstrual hygiene products are available for homeless individuals under emergency food and shelter grant programs; requiring menstrual hygiene products be covered by medicaid; establishing the requirement that all employers with not less than 100 employees provide menstrual hygiene products free of charge for employees; and require all Federal building have menstrual hygiene products stocked and free of charge in each restroom. Take Action!
Introduced by Representative Lee in May of 2019, H.R. 2720 will work to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships. This education can prevent the spread of STIs, decrease unintended pregnancy rates, and combat domestic violence. Take Action!
Introduced by Representative Schiff in July of 2019, H.R. 3815 will increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the transmission of HIV and protect LGBTQ+ community healthcare. It will do this by expanding access to cost-free PrEP and ancillary services for all individuals, including individuals who do not have health insurance. Take Action!
H.R. 5388: To provide that the Secretary of Education may not issue or enforce certain rules that weaken the enforcement of the prohibition of sex discrimination applicable under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972?
Introduced by Representative Slotkin in December of 2019, H.R. 5388 states the Secretary of Education may not take any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the proposed amendments to regulations relating to the enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, published on November 29, 2018, under the heading “Non-discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance”. The Secretary of Education may not propose or issue any rule or guidance that is in substantially the same form or substantially the same as any of such proposed amendments. Title IX has had such a positive impact improving educational opportunities for women and non-binary individuals across the US, and the power of the Title IX impact should not be diminished by a single individual. Take Action!
Introduced by Representative Meng in March of 2020, H.R. 6174 will promote the inclusive and meaningful participation of youth in peace building and conflict prevention, management, and resolution, as well as post-conflict and recovery efforts. This bill requires the Department of State to coordinate the development and implementation of a whole-of-government strategy to promote the inclusive and meaningful participation of youth in peace building and conflict prevention, management, and resolution, as well as post-conflict and recovery efforts. The President must appoint a coordinator who, in addition to being responsible for leading the implementation of such strategy, is authorized to provide grants, emergency assistance, and technical assistance to eligible youth-led civil society organizations and youth peace-building implementers. The bill also authorizes the President to provide development assistance to expand training, technical assistance, and grants managed and controlled by youth leaders. Take Action!