Our economic recovery depends on addressing longstanding discrimination and barriers that have hampered women—including women of color—from fully participating in the labor force.
Based on the White House summary released today, the following is a summary of what we're celebrating in the revised Build Back Better plan. Please note that we recognize there is obviously more work to be done to address the economic and climate crises impacting our communities, and many desperately needed provisions are not included.
Expansion of Affordable Health Care
Investments in Children & Caregiving
Improve Economic Security
Combat the Climate Change Crisis
Modernize & Improve Immigration Laws
Fully Funded by Making the Wealthy Make Their Fair Share
Taken together, the Build Back Better Agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will make critical investments we need to build our economy and our communities back better than ever.
We know there are key provisions that have been taken out of the plan like paid family medical leave but we are continuing to fight to ensure state and national leaders advance the policies to improve women's health, safety, and economic security.
Take a moment to call your congressional representatives and tell them you support the Build Back Better agenda as released today.
Wisconsin Republicans Must Stop Playing Political Games with Women’s Health
So-Called “Pro-Life” Caucus Refuses to Care About Health & Lives of Wisconsinites
MADISON – As residents of our state continue to struggle under the weight of the still raging COVID pandemic, the State’s legislative majority insists on putting politics before people. Instead of prioritizing legislation that would immediately improve the health, lives and economic security of Wisconsin families, leaders in the State Capitol choose to spend their days pushing an extreme political agenda completely out of touch with voters.
“It’s infuriating to watch the legislative majority in our state rush through dangerous policies under a so-called “Time for Life” agenda,” notes Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health Executive Director Sara Finger. “It’s time that we call out the hypocrisy and recognize how little the GOP actually cares about the health and lives of Wisconsin women and their families.”
While a growing list of positive, evidence-based bills are blatantly ignored, the Republican majority in the State Senate and State Assembly are making clear choices indicating where their priorities lie. The following is a list of powerful policies available now for our legislature to take up and pass if they authentically cared about the lives of Wisconsin women and babies:
Sara Finger, Executive Director