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The road to equality

Today, as we celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, we're looking ahead to all that still needs to be accomplished to ensure women in this country are truly treated as equal.

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  • Organizers stand with Planned Parenthood

    As part of National Pink Out Day, OFA chapters participated in events to show support for Planned Parenthood.

    With extreme voices in Congress threatening to defund Planned Parenthood, organizers stepped up in support.

  • President Obama: Stand up for women's rights

    The President sent a message to OFA supporters about the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Check it out.

    On Women's Equality Day, the President sent a reminder of how far we've come and how far we still have to go in the fight for progress and equality.

  • Showing the world how amazing women are

    This is my story of how I joined OFA and made it a personal mission to show the world what women can accomplish.

    When I learned about the gender wage gap, I was outraged. Now I'm empowered.

  • An important anniversary for women's rights

    Today is the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    To my grandmother, Evelyn, and to all of those who fought for women's rights: Thank you. To all of us who carry their torch forward, now is not the time to let up.

  • Support fair overtime protections

    President Obama's proposal to update overtime protections would benefit millions of Americans in the workforce—especially women.

    Working overtime means spending time away from families and kids.

    That’s a real sacrifice, and it’s only fair that the parents that do so are fairly compensated.

    Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced a proposal to update overtime rules. Read how the proposal would impact nearly five million additional American workers and what OFA supporters are doing to help.

  • Creating a 21st century workplace for every American

    It's time to kickstart the conversation on the needs of today's working families.

    Last week a summit for working families was hosted at the White House, and OFA supporters held events events in their communities to start a conversation about creating 21st century workplaces that address the needs of working families.

  • Take a stand for working families

    The White House Summit on Working Families is on Monday—and you can participate.

    Too often workplace policies don’t reflect the realities of today’s families, placing unfair limits on hard-working Americans and holding them back from success. It’s time to change that—and you should be a part of the conversation.

  • Let’s play a little game of “Did you know?”

    Did you know OFA is standing with women on issues like fair pay, child care, and paid leave?

    Did you know women are the main breadwinners in a record-high 40% of households with children today?

    Did you know today's workplace policies too often don't reflect that reality?

    And did you know that lack of access to high-quality, affordable child care and early childhood education threatens the economic security of women and working families?

  • The White House's initiative to end sexual assault on campus

    A new PSA and website released this week are part of the White House effort to end sexual violence on college campuses.

    One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are most likely to be assaulted by someone they know.

  • Forty-four senators vote against paycheck fairness

    Last week the Senate failed to pass a bill that would help close the pay gap between women and men.

    Apparently some members of Congress don't think addressing this issue is necessary. In fact, there are some people who don't believe a gender pay gap exists. But as President Obama said last week, "It’s not a myth, it’s math."

  • Volunteers demand a #FairFutureNow on Equal Pay Day

    Unless things change, the gender pay gap will continue to hold back families.

    Today, women are the main breadwinner in a record-high 40% of households with children. When women earn less than their fair share, it hurts our families and it hurts our economy. It's time to stand with women everywhere by fighting for the right to equal pay for equal work.

  • Tuesday is Equal Pay Day

    Women must work this far into the new year to match what men earned last year.

    Women who work full-time earn, on average, just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Unless things change, that reality leaves women and their families a step behind in the pursuit of the American dream.

  • Addressing sexual violence on campus

    President Obama recently created a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses. Read why this is a huge step forward for young men and women.

    President Obama is redoubling efforts in 2014 to address sexual assault—specifically those that occur on college campuses. Read more, and then say you Stand with Women.

  • Taking a stand with women for economic security for all families

    Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and OFA supporters are taking action.

    Following the President's State of the Union address, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to OFA supporters about workplace policies that would make sure all of America's women and families have a fair shot at success.

  • Stand up for women's access to health care

    Just hours before the State of the Union, the House passed this bill.

    This is what some members of the House of Representatives were up to just hours before President Obama took the podium to talk about jobs and creating a stronger middle class.