New: Urge Congress to Support Iran Policy Letters
Leaders in Congress are circulating bipartisan policy letters on Iran emphasizing the important role Congress must play in the Iranian talks. Urge your Senators and Representatives to sign these letters!
New: Promote U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnerships
On March 5, the House of Representatives passed the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014. Thank your Representatives for supporting this legislation and urge your Senators to pass the act!
New: Increase Funding For Women's Health Research
February is Hadassah’s Women’s Heart Health Month! Research dedicated to the study of women’s health is essential to help save lives and reshape the healthcare system to become more responsive to the health and needs of women. Urge Congress to fund women's heart health research, support education and screening programs, and join the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
Updated: Urge President Obama to Support Pay Equity with an Executive Order
Allowing employees to openly discuss salaries, without fear of losing their jobs, would greatly help female employees learn whether or not they are being paid fairly. On February 12, President Obama signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for new employees of federal contractors. Now is also the time for the President to issue an executive order to bar retaliatory pay secrecy policies by federal contractors.
Updated: Speak out for Reproductive Rights
On January 28, the House voted for another bill to restrict access to reproductive health coverage. Learn how Hadassah is taking a stand and what you can do to support reproductive rights!
Prevent a Nuclear Iran
On December 20, a bi-partisan group of Senators introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act. Urge your elected officials to pass this curtial Iran sanctions legislations.
Advocate for Gun Control in Memory of Sandy Hook
December 14 is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Join advocates across the country in contacting Congress in support of background checks and other gun safety measures!
Support Paid Family and Medical Leave
It's been 21 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act was signed into law and it needs an update. Urge your legislators to support and co-sponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act!
Address Sexual Assault in the Military
On November 20, the Senate held a hearing on sexual assault in the Military, but it needs more support before legislation can come up for a vote. Urge Congress to support the Military Justice Improvement Act!
Raise the Minimum Wage
On February 12, President Obama signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for new employees of federal contractors. This was a great first step, but legislation is needed to support ALL Americans. Urge Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.
Support LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act
On November 7, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Contact your Senators about their vote on ENDA and urge your Representatives to support the bill!
Protect Pregnant Workers Rights
October 31 marked the 35th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, but more still needs to be done to protect pregnant workers' rights. Urge your legislators to co-sponsors and support the The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!
Support the Healthy Families Act
Far too many Americans are forced to choose between financial stability and their own health and safety, or that of their families. Urge your legislators to co-sponsor and support the Health Families Act of 2013!
Urge Senate to Ratify CEDAW
Support the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It is time for the U.S. government to show the international community that it stands unequivocally for the rights of women.