The latest on what we’re doing and what we’re paying attention to.
By Jasmine Tucker, Director of Research
National Women’s Law Center
Last week, the Census Bureau released national and state data on poverty, income, and health insurance in 2016. Our initial analysis shows some positive news: poverty rates declined slightly, median income grew 3.2 percent, and the percentage of those without insurance continues to decline thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
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That’s how much single women have for every dollar of wealth owned by their male counterparts. The disparity is much greater for single women of color, who have only pennies on the dollar compared to single white men.
The gender wage gap receives significant attention, which is important.
From VPC founder and president Page Gardner and Celinda Lake:
“Millions of women around the country took to the streets for the Women’s March, and minorities have protested against draconian health care, policing, and immigration policies. Millennials are speaking out against a government that doesn’t value education, or science, and presents them with a bleak economic future.
Since 2003, we’ve been using mail-based programs to ensure that the most underrepresented members of American society get the chance to participate in our democracy. Learn more.
A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that many young women, particularly women ages 25-34, are experiencing unemployment at higher rates than in 2007.
Like you, we’ve been stunned by the pictures coming out of Houston and coastal Texas showing the devastation wreaked by Harvey — and like you, we’ve also been inspired by the stories we’re hearing about ordinary people from every walk of life to rescue their neighbors and bring relief to those who are suffering. Find out how you can help with the recovery effort.
From ReThink Democracy, a rundown of all the good news for democracy over the past week.
Today, August 18th, is the 97th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Read the statement commemorating this historic occasion from Page Gardner, founder of the Voter Participation Center.
Today, Center for American Progress released a policy brief, “9 Solutions to Secure America’s Elections”, detailing vulnerabilities in election infrastructure, along with a set of recommendations for protecting the security and future of our elections.
“The legitimacy of self-government rests on the consent of the governed.
We honor and admire the Americans who are standing with Charlottesville and speaking out against this hatred. To make your voice even louder against the white supremacists who have been emboldened and encouraged since Donald Trump was elected, make sure you – and your family, neighbors, and friends – are registered and turn out to vote.