Our fight in the senate
Introduced by Senator Blumenthal in May of 2019, S. 1645 will protect a person's ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services. It will ensure that everyone has equal access to all reproductive health services without any delays, judgement, or misinformation, permit health care providers to provide abortion services without limitations or requirements that make abortion services more difficult to access, provide protection for and be inclusive of all people who become pregnant or need abortion services, not just those who identify as women, and promote people's health and ability to participate equally in the economic and social life of the United States. Take Action!
Introduced by Senator Murray in January 2019, S. 270 will amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of gender. It will amend equal pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to restrict the use of the bona fide factor defense to wage discrimination claims, enhance non-retaliation prohibitions, make it unlawful to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver prohibiting the employee from disclosing information about the employee's wages, and increase civil penalties for violations of equal pay provisions. Take Action!
Introduced by Senator Duckworth in March of 2019, S. 758, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2019, will ensure affordable abortion coverage and care for every person, regardless of gender, even though the act itself contains the word women. This piece of legislation will lift the discriminatory Hyde Amendment and restore insurance coverage of abortion for people enrolled in Medicaid and other federal programs. It will also prohibit states and the federal government from interfering in private insurance coverage of abortions, including in the health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Take Action!
Introduced by Senator Harris in March of 2020, S. 3424 will direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to address maternal health outcomes among minority populations to begin the long process of correcting racism and discrimination, particularly targeting Black women, in American healthcare. Take Action!
Introduced by Senator Grassley in November of 2019, S. 2770 will direct the Attorney General to make grants to States that have in place a law providing for the rights of sexual assault survivors. The funds will be used to Implement the rights provided for under section 3772 of title 18, United States Code, preserve sexual assault evidence collection kits or the probative contents of such kits, reduce the number of backlogged sexual assault kits or stored kits which victims have consented to test, and provide assistance to victim service providers, victim assistants, and victim advocates to provide victim services. Take Action!