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.
Sara Finger, Executive Director