With the end of the expanded child tax credit plunging millions of families back into poverty, low-income families are struggling to remain afloat. But the Bridge Project, a guaranteed income program focusing on women of color in NYC, is fighting for a future that supports—and empowers— the most vulnerable among us.
Access to affordable menstrual products remains a persistent issue. That’s why we’re launching the Period Project—which uses original research to develop “Period Project Report Cards,” assigning each state and the District of Columbia a grade on an A–F scale to evaluate their progress toward menstrual equity.
(This article is the first in a three-part series introducing the Period Project, which examines the scope and consequences of period poverty and assesses state progress toward achieving menstrual equity through legislation.)
For years, the U.S. has failed immigrant survivors by limiting their access to critical assistance programs. The LIFT the BAR Act is an opportunity for Congress to take real steps towards protecting immigrant survivors and getting them the resources they need.
The LIFT the BAR Act restores access to federal assistance programs like Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), by removing the five-year bar and other barriers that deny critical care and aid to people who are lawfully present.
The way history is written and taught, it almost seems as if there were no women involved in any major developments. This is nothing but a myth produced by a failure of history to tell women’s stories. Here is how we got to this point and what we can do to start highlighting women’s stories.
A little-known provision in the Build Back Better Act being negotiated in Congress could help catalyze the full federal repeal of the subminimum wage for people with disabilities.
Pennsylvania-based abortion providers and reproductive rights lawyers filed their brief in a lawsuit—Allegheny Reproductive Health Center v. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services—asking the state’s Supreme Court to strike down the Pennsylvania ban on Medicaid funding for abortion as a violation of the Equal Rights Amendment and equal protection provisions of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
The fate of Mississippi’s last clinic—and, quite possibly, abortion access nationwide—rests in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Only through universal policies like increased unemployment benefits and guaranteed income will women, low-income people and people of color be able to recover from the pandemic and reach their full potential.
For Democrats in both the Senate and House, the bipartisan infrastructure bill—focused on so-called “traditional” infrastructure such as water systems, roads, bridges, clean power sources and broadband—is just the first step.
“Human infrastructure is intertwined with our physical infrastructure,” said President Biden.
Period poverty is one of America’s alarming—and often hidden—inequities.
As a member of Congress and as advocates, we share the belief that there is power in leveraging the law to help make healthy, dignified, stigma-free menstruation a reality for all.