Open Letter to the 118th Congress
At the start of the new Congress in 2023, USOW and more than 110 partners in the fight for gender equity delivered an open letter detailing 5 key priorities for the gender justice movement – Protecting health, reproductive freedom, and bodily autonomy; Ensuring economic security for women and families; Advancing policies to reduce gender-based violence; Advancing democracy, voting rights, and gender equality; and Advancing justice for immigrants and their families.
The Child Tax Credit
The United State of Women led a campaign to reach low-income families and build trust in the Child Tax Credit benefits program. This campaign supported eligible women, particularly young mothers of color, in registering for the Child Tax Credit via the IRS tool and consisted of a targeted creative campaign; technical assistance briefings in 15 states; and several text-bank where volunteers did direct outreach to families.
When a judge in Texas issued a ruling to ban one of the most common abortion medications in America, USOW mobilized a coalition of more than 140 partners across the country to respond. Our amicus brief sent a unified message to the judiciary: reverse this harmful decision, respect science, and uphold the law.
The Gender Pay Gap
Pay inequity affects women’s lives and careers year-round, but it doesn’t impact all of us in the same way. We’re working to close the wage gap for women, especially for Black, Hispanic and Latina, Native, and AAPI women, because we believe we’re worth the whole dollar.
State of Women
Ahead of the 2022 State of the Union, USOW brought together over 50 national organizations calling on Congress to deliver on five key policies women need to survive and thrive across the country. Following the speech, USOW led a “Women’s Response to the State of the Union” featuring leaders from across the gender equity movement.
We Have Her Back
Of the 115 people who have served on the Supreme Court, only 3 have been people of color — and only 5 have been women. With your support, Judge Jackson has been confirmed, bringing the court one step closer to representing the diversity of our nation.
The Violence Against Women Act
The United State of Women teamed up with the cast of TV Land’s hit series Younger on a public service announcement in support of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
When All Women Vote Week of Action
In August 2020, we celebrated the centennial of the 19th Amendment by hosting our first When All Women Vote Week of Action. In partnership with When We All Vote, we highlighted the enduring disenfranchisement of women of color and challenged more women across the country to take the pledge to join us— making the United State of Women 10,000+ women stronger.
Hands Off My Birth Control
Actress and activist Sophia Bush helped USOW explain the importance of access to birth control. It’s basic healthcare for women—not just a contraceptive—and it shouldn’t be up for debate.
Conceived by JOAN and supported by the United State of Women, this new product is designed as an attachment for current CPR manikins, with the intention of getting trainees accustomed to the female body and driving equality in cardiac intervention.
Women are this country’s living infrastructure. Throughout the pandemic, women stepped up to take care of their families and communities. Once the vaccine was introduced, we followed women leaders in communities across the country in an effort to successfully recover from the pandemic and return to the activities we love.