The New York City Council hasachieved a deal on legislation requiring local employers to provide paid sick leave, long championed by Hon. Gale Brewer and Martha Baker of A Better Balance, both members of our Board of Directors. We congratulate the entire coalition that worked tirelessly to expand these needed rights in New York City!
Research shows that female lawmakers significantly reshape policies only when they have true parity with men. In other words, while Tuesday’s electoral gains should be celebrated, we’ve got a very long way to go.