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Only 3 Days Left to Enroll for Affordable Care Act Coverage Starting January 1!

Only 3 Days Left to Enroll for Affordable Care Act Coverage Starting January 1!

The deadline to enroll in new health insurance plans through the state Health Insurance Marketplaces is December 23 for coverage starting on January 1.
The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

"Healthcare coverage is not a luxury for me; it is a necessity."
Pro-Choice Democrat Wins Virginia Attorney General Race

Pro-Choice Democrat Wins Virginia Attorney General Race

Pro-choice state Senator Mark Herring (D) is the new attorney general of Virginia, defeating State Senator Obenshain (R) who conceded the race - after a vote recount - yesterday.
Senator Warren Introduces Equal Employment for All Act

Senator Warren Introduces Equal Employment for All Act

“Families have not fully recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, and too many Americans are still searching for jobs. This is about basic fairness—let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills.”
FAMILY Act Introduced Today

FAMILY Act Introduced Today

If passed, the act will help millions of workers afford take time off to address their own serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member or new child.
Massachusetts Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Congressional Seat

Massachusetts Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Congressional Seat

Democrat Katherine Clark will become the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the US House Tuesday, after easily defeating three opponents in a special election.
President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American."
Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Women need reproductive health programs to be integrated with HIV/AIDS services, and vice-versa, for improved efficiency and effectiveness in preventing AIDS infection and unplanned pregnancy and improving maternal and child health.
US and Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Agreement

US and Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Agreement

The United States and Afghanistan have agreed on the final language of a Bilateral Security Agreement that will help determine the role of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan post-2014.
Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act.
Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

"We are disappointed by the Supreme Court's failure to block this unnecessary, burdensome Texas law. It's only purpose is to deny women access to abortion – an essential part of women's reproductive health care."
Senators Introduce Pro-Choice Bill to Combat TRAP Laws

Senators Introduce Pro-Choice Bill to Combat TRAP Laws

A group of Democratic, pro-choice Congress members introduced the Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 to the Senate on Wednesday.
Circuit Court Blocks Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Circuit Court Blocks Obamacare Contraception Mandate

The broad ruling of the court and the dissenting rulings by other courts will likely send the issue to the Supreme Court to decide.
Obama Administration Issues Mental Health Parity Rule

Obama Administration Issues Mental Health Parity Rule

The mental health parity law prohibits insurance companies from limiting insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services.
Voters Decided on 31 Ballot Measures in 2013 Elections

Voters Decided on 31 Ballot Measures in 2013 Elections

Voters across the United States decided on 31 ballot measure in six states during Monday's elections. Here's what they voted for and against.
Feminists, Abortion Rights Win in Virginia

Feminists, Abortion Rights Win in Virginia

Feminists supported Virginia Democratic Candidates Terry McAuliffe for Governor and Dr. Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor in decisive wins.
SNAP Cuts Taking Effect Today Leave More Americans Vulnerable

SNAP Cuts Taking Effect Today Leave More Americans Vulnerable

Despite the importance of SNAP for keeping 47 million Americans out of poverty - especially children, the disabled, and the elderly - Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing for more cuts.
North Carolina Welfare Program Suspended Due to Shutdown

North Carolina Welfare Program Suspended Due to Shutdown

North Carolina is the first state to suspend its welfare program. No state has received federal funding under TANF since October 1.
Separate Federal and State Voting Rules Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters

Separate Federal and State Voting Rules Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters

Arizona joined Kansas last week to create separate voter registration systems for state and local elections. The creation of two separate voter registration systems could translate into thousands of disenfranchised voters.
Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Wendy Davis announced yesterday that she will run for Texas governor in the November 2014 elections.