Stay engaged, involved, and up-to-date: In the weekly reviews from the Women’s Public Policy Network, we look back on last week’s highlights from the WPPN, share updates on bills affecting women that are moving at the Statehouse, showcase weekly news clips, and provide calls to action on bills pending in the Legislature. Sign up for our emails to receive these updates in your inbox every week!
Keynote speaker, Lilly Ledbetter, shared her own story and journey in finding her voice to become an advocate and champion for equal pay for all women. During her remarks, Lilly said, “It’s not what happens to you along the way, it’s what you do about it.” She inspired the crowd to tell their own story and take action to create change.
If you missed the event last week, you can watch the video of the morning panel sessions and Lilly Ledbetter’s remarks, available online here. Then, learn more about the Women’s Fund work to ignite social change in the community and how you can get involved on their website here.
Last month, after pressure from advocates, health care professionals, and activists, ProMedica signed a transfer agreement with Capital Care. The signed transfer agreement satisfies Governor Kasich’s medically unnecessary demands.
Now, the Ohio Department of Health must restore Capital Care’s license, or people in Northwest Ohio may not be able to access abortion care in their community. Take action here.
New evidence that work requirements do not work
Washington Post, February 26, 2018
Why America Needs a Paid Family Leave Act for All
Time, February 26, 2018
Controversial abortion bill advances in Ohio Statehouse
ABC6, February 28, 2018
Lilly Ledbetter: Pay Gap for Women is Real and Needs to End
The Columbus Dispatch, March 1, 2018
Proposed change in rules for tipping would cause hardships for workers: Deanna Krokos (Opinions)
Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 4, 2018
In the absence of a national standard, state legislators are taking action! State Representatives Kristin Boggs and Janine Boyd recently announced that they will be introducing statewide paid family and medical leave legislation in the Ohio House.