When people work together, things change. With your help, we can make life better for millions of working women. Here are some things you can do.
At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness, or to care for a new child. But few workers have access to paid family leave.
You can help stop employers from asking job applicants about their previous wages—a hiring practice that perpetuates pay discrimination against women.
Act Now: Make a Difference
Working women need paid leave not just for time with their newborn children, but to care for themselves and their sick loved ones. Tell legislators to support the Illinois Family Leave Insurance Act »
In 2002, the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) covered 100 percent of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities, making higher education more affordable for low-income students. Today it covers less than two-thirds of tuition and fees at community colleges. Tell legislators to increase funding for MAP »