This week marks the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the federal law that made it illegal to fire a woman just because she is pregnant.
We are busy commemorating the anniversary with activities all week long!
Dina Bakst, ABB Co-Founder & Co-President, will speak at a congressional briefing on Wednesday, hosted by Senator Casey, Senator Shaheen, and Representative Nadler: “Making Pregnancy Discrimination a Thing of the Past.” Click here to learn more and share with your networks!
Tweetchat on the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
We hope you will join us and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Coalition this Thursday, Oct. 31, from 2:00-3:00pm ET for a tweetchat about how far we’ve come and what we still need to do to end pregnancy discrimination around the country. Follow #PWFA and @ABetterBalance to participate. Senator Casey and Representative Nadler will be participating!
Key workplace discrimination measures in the Women’s Equality Agenda (WEA), including stronger pregnancy discrimination protections, will die at the end of the year if the New York State legislature doesn’t act.
The Women’s Equality Coalition is holding a press conference and rally on Tuesday, October 29th at 11:00 am to call for passage of the WEA in the wake of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act’s 35th anniversary, so that pregnant women and new mothers get the fair and equal treatment they deserve.
Come help us make history!
New York City: Press Conference on Pregnancy Discrimination.
Tuesday, October 29th 11:00 am, Steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Gedmark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-430-5982.
Even if you can’t attend the press conference, please join our twitter rally during the press conference, Tuesday, October 29th, 11am-12pm ET.
Here are some sample tweets:
Pregnancy discrimination has been illegal for 35 yrs but NY women are still fired b/c they are pregnant We need WEA! #WEAreStrong #UpgradeNY
#NYC just passed a law strengthening pregnancy discrimination labor protections–now NY needs to follow suit! #UpgradeNY #WEAreStrong #WEA
Thank you for all your support!
The ABB Team: Sherry, Dina, Phoebe, Jared, Elizabeth, Liz, Risha, & Rachel