By National Council Of Women's Organizations

ISBN-10: 1577317017

ISBN-13: 9781577317012

A robust new call-to-action sequence was once introduced with the hot York instances bestselling MoveOn's 50 how one can Love Your nation. the second one ebook within the sequence, 50 how one can enhance Women's Lives, written by means of nationally famous girls, is poised to back turn into an software for switch and reinvigorate a circulation. 50 how one can increase Women's Lives parlays the collective services of the nationwide Council of Women's companies' two hundred member enterprises — which come with deliberate Parenthood, NOW, League of girls citizens, Code purple, the AAUW, the nationwide Council of Negro girls, and the YWCA — and contours 50 own, inspiring essays with "Helping Ourselves" and "Call-to-Action" sidebars. masking matters as varied as pay fairness, reproductive wellbeing and fitness, baby care, racism, and ladies in management, the publication addresses subject matters that impact girls (and all of us!) on a private and political point, and gives readers with how one can movement past outdated arguments and switch concept into...

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End the Era of Latchkey Children Leslie J. Calman, Senior Vice President, Legal Momentum In a nation of such prosperity, why are so many of our children being left alone every day? Over 28 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 have either a single parent who works outside the home or two parents who work outside the home. 8 All parents want their children to be in a safe environment that teaches and nurtures them. And all children deserve to be cared for by adults who love and understand children and know how to support their development.

While we have achieved equal access to credit, as well as pregnancy leave and the right to seek any job, we’re still lagging behind men in how much we’re paid, and that gap is widening. Our right to control our reproductive lives, a hard-fought battle won in the Supreme Court in 1973, is now one judicial appointment away from being overturned. Our standard of living is high, but adult women still comprise the majority of minimum-wage workers. And finally, we have universal health care for retirees, but elderly women are the largest group living in poverty.

While we have achieved equal access to credit, as well as pregnancy leave and the right to seek any job, we’re still lagging behind men in how much we’re paid, and that gap is widening. Our right to control our reproductive lives, a hard-fought battle won in the Supreme Court in 1973, is now one judicial appointment away from being overturned. Our standard of living is high, but adult women still comprise the majority of minimum-wage workers. And finally, we have universal health care for retirees, but elderly women are the largest group living in poverty.

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