Over 50 years after the introduction of the Equal Pay Act and 10 years since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, women still face a large wage gap, with Black, Latinx, and Indigenous women facing the largest pay disparities.
On January 30, the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7) was introduced by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) with bipartisan support. The Paycheck Fairness Act aims to strengthen the Equal Pay Act by providing robust protections against gender-based pay discrimination. Take action now: call your Representative and urge them to vote yes!
On March 7, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was reintroduced in the House of Representatives for re-authorization. Since its original passage in 1994, VAWA has made a tremendous impact in changing culture and norms, reducing domestic and sexual violence, and improving critical victim services.
Take action now: urge your Representative to co-sponsor this important bill and vote yes!
The American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) was introduced on March 12 by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9). This new piece of legislation would offer protections and a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status.
Take action now to ensure that this long-awaited legislation passes the House of Representatives!