Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession have laid bare the deep gaps in our economic and social infrastructure that have resulted in decades of underinvestment and policy choices that failed to center the needs of women, especially Black, Latina, Native American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Women of color have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession: as essential workers risking their lives for minimum wage, as those who have most borne devastating job losses, and those who are shouldering most of the responsibility for caregiving without necessary supports.
What the NWLC AF Is Doing:
The National Women’s Law Center Action Fund is fighting to make the workplace fair for women in the United States. We are fighting to:
- raise women’s wages by fighting for equal pay,
- raise the minimum wage to $15, including for tipped workers,
- ensure that becoming a parent doesn’t push women out of work and into poverty, and
- secure paid family and medical leave, affordable high-quality child care, and robust protections against pregnancy discrimination.