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!
Lack of access to paid leave is particularly challenging for people who work in industries and occupations that pay low wages, for workers of color and for women, who continue to handle most caregiving for their families and suffer direct and indirect economic penalties that last into retirement. And it is not just these individuals and families who feel the effects of the country’s paid leave gaps, but businesses, social service providers, health systems and our economy too.”
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio – Hosting *tons* of events throughout the month (From volunteer training to open mic storytelling, you’ll want to check out their monthly list of events)
Opinion: Roe isn’t just about women’s rights. It’s about everyone’s personal liberty.
The Washington Post, July 8, 2018
Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
The New York Times, July 8, 2018
Study: Paid family leave proposal would accelerate Social Security’s insolvency
The Hill, July 9, 2018
New abortion clinic opens on Northeast Side
The Columbus Dispatch, July 9, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh Poses a Serious Threat to Reproductive Rights
The Cut, July 9, 2018
Pro-life, pro-choice advocates anticipate new SCOTUS appointment
10tv, July 9, 2018
Ohio Senate passes payday loan bill
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 10, 2018
Black, Female, and Serving the Public: A Conversation With the Lawmaker Fighting Statehouse Discrimination
Governing Magazine, July 10, 2018
To Remain A Global Economic Leader, The U.S. Has to Lead On Paid Leave
Forbes, July 10, 2018
Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump say they support paid family leave – just not the plan that would most efficiently provide it
NBC News: Think, July 11, 2018
Opinion: American families need paid leave without sacrificing their retirement
The Hill, July 11, 2018
Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains
The New York Times, July 13, 2018
The Trump Administration Wants You to Think The Migrant Family Separation Crisis Is Over. It Isn’t.
Elle Magazine, July 13, 2018
Cleaning Toilets, Following Rules: A Migrant Child’s Days in Detention
The New York Times, July 14, 2018
We are tracking the progress of any state bills affecting women in the Ohio Legislature for the 132nd General Assembly. The Senate held limited committee hearings and convened for session last week to take up the payday lending reform bill, but House and Senate are both out on recess this week.
We must make our voices heard to Ohio’s two U.S. Senators – Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown – to let them know that this nomination is the wrong pick for the Court and for our country.