Equal Pay

WE NEED EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN

Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but a woman working full time, year round is typically paid less than a full-time, year-round male worker.  
Women of every race are paid less than men, at all education levels — and it only gets worse as women’s careers progress.
  • Louisiana mothers make $0.58 for every dollar fathers make. This amounts to $24,000 less annually. 

  • African American woman make $0.48 for every dollar a white man makes.

Understanding Reproductive Justice

Reproductive justice is a concept that was first developed in the mid-1990s by a group of African American women leaders who understood that the reproductive rights movement’s narrow focus on “choice” did not adequately speak to the lived realities and experiences of women of color and women from low-income communities. As SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective explains: 

Reproductive Justice is…

MEDIA RELEASE: Women Want Answers from Senator Cassidy About the Future of Their Health Care at Town Hall

Women Want Answers from Senator Cassidy About the Future of Their Health Care at Town Hall

 

New Orleans, Louisiana - Advocates for women’s health will attend a town hall with Senator Bill Cassidy to push him to address women’s health care in his new proposal. Senator Cassidy supports the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and has introduced a replacement which failsto ensure coverage for preventative health care services for women.

Our Perspective: Where do young people go to find sexual health education?

When you think of porn, education probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, with laws in place that prohibit schools from teaching comprehensive sex education, adolescents are forced to take matters into their own hands and ask their trusty friend Google. Given the fact that almost every teenager has access to the internet, and that roughly 30% of the internet is made up from pornography, it is not surprising that a recent study found that around 60% of adolescents look to porn to answer their sex-related questions.

Affordable Care Act and Women's Health

What you need to know before going to Senator Cassidy’s Town Halls Next Week

Senator Cassidy supports the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and has introduced a replacement which does nothing to ensure coverage for preventative health care services for women. The ACA has helped many women gain access to coverage by expanding Medicaid and providing subsidies to buy coverage.

Did you know…?

Our Perspective: What Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Means for Abortion Rights

President Donald Trump made it clear: “I will appoint [Supreme Court] judges that will be pro-life,” Trump promised on the campaign trail. Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on Trump’s promise during a speech on Jan. 19 at the March for Life Demonstration in D.C.. But, as the first weeks of Trump’s presidency have shown, you can’t always take Trump’s words as truth. Trump nominated judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Jan. 31.  So the question stands: did Trump keep his promise and nominate an anti- abortion Supreme Court nominee?

Pages