National Partnership for Women and Families 

national partnership for women and families

The National Partnership for Women & Families was founded in 1971 as the Women's Legal Defense Fund a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization devoted to women's legal, economic and social equality. Since then, the National Partnership has worked tirelessly to promote equality and fairness in the workplace, policies that help workers meet the dual demands of work and family, and quality affordable health care.

The National Partnership championed and helped pass legislation critically important to women, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. In recent years the organization was instrumental in helping pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Children Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, repeal of the global gag rule, and provisions essential to women and families in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act.

Today, the National Partnership is a leading voice for women and their families at the federal, state and local levels on a range of health, fairness and work/family issues.







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