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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
This policy brief examines the problem of inaccessible abortion and outlines local policy solutions to address it, including providing local funding of abortion, creating a supportive culture for women's reproductive health decisions, ensuring access to unbiased information, and passing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Health, Democracy & Governance
Storytelling is a vulnerable way to share experiences and listen to another's perspective, particularly to shift a narrative and build connections between communities. Since the beginning of time, families and communities have used oral storytelling and written stories to share family...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Austin City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
This resolution directs $100,000 to "Jane's Due Process" to provide logistical support services for abortion access. Jane's Due Process is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that helps young people confidentially access abortion by providing free legal support, 1-on-1 case management,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
For many women, the decision when and if to become a parent is one of the biggest choices they make. For decades, many on the far-right have sought to demonize women who seek abortions, defund providers who perform this vital, legal health care service, and criticize elected officials...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Austin City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health
This ordinance requires unlicensed pregnancy service centers or crisis pregnancy centers to prominently display a sign that states: if the center provides medical services; if the center provides medical services under the direction and supervision of a licensed health professional;...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health
This ordinance prohibits crisis pregnancy centers and other limited services pregnancy centers from creating or disseminating false or misleading information about the services they do or do not provide. This misleading information can come from both stated and omitted information....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Dane County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) New Mexico
Source Bernalillo Board Of County Commissioners
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits any person, group of persons and/or association from engaging in picketing focused on and taking place in front of or next to a particular residence, without the express prior consent of the occupant(s). The intention of the ordinance is to protect physicians...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
The ordinance prohibits unwanted physical contact to someone entering or exiting a reproductive health clinic or following or harassing someone within 15 feet of the clinic. It prohibits obstructing or blocking the premises to impede access, physically damaging or attempting to damage...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Pittsburgh City Council
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance restricts certain activities outside health care facilities to ensure patients have safe access to the entrance of facilities such as reproductive health clinics. The ordinance creates a fifteen-foot buffer zone around entrances to clinics in which individuals are prohibited...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This local law prohibits discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. This local law makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to refuse to provide a reasonable accommodation to the needs of an employee for her pregnancy,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year -
Level -
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The United States’ current healthcare system is driven by profit and governed by insurance and pharmaceutical companies, rather than by the people. This platform calls for improved Medicare for all, which will shift power from corporations and the one percent (insurance & drug corporations),...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Corporations and their political allies deploy state preemption to stop local progress and block the abilities of local governments to act on the values and needs of their communities. This report uses data from Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee to demonstrate how communities,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Women's Law Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report documents the issues face by women in the the low-wage workforce. Women make up large portion of the low-wage workforce. Given their low-wages women need to work year around with a high work load. Women with college degrees, age over 50, and from minority group are more...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
More than 40 million Americans still do not have access to paid sick time, and these numbers are concentrated among the lowest-wage workers - 80 percent of whom lack access. The health impacts on employees and on the workplace can be jarring; those without paid sick days are 1.5 times...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
America is a nation founded on the ideal that all of us are created equal. This ideal should hold true at home and at work. Paying people fairly for the work they do should not depend on gender or race. America is falling short of this ideal across all sectors of the economy....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was a momentous piece of federal legislation that secured the right of working Americans to take up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work for the birth of their child, to care for their newborn, to care for a loved one with a serious illness,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Health, Children & Families
The Rhode Island Women’s Well-Being Index provides a comprehensive, composite measure of how women are faring, broken down by city/town and county where data is available. The data and indicators used are a compilation of each dimension's policy briefs and show the latest statewide...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State, Country
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This publication is the first in a series of briefs that build on Asset Funders Network’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, to explore how the gender wealth gap impacts women, particularly low-income women and women of color, throughout their life cycle, and provides responsive strategies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
The rise of shared mobility services, including rideshare and micro-mobility options such as bicycles and electric scooters, poses new challenges for cities and states. They must manage new kinds of traffic, keep streets and sidewalks safe and accessible, and ensure that transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
Europe's cities need entrepreneurship and innovation to secure their long-term economic, cultural and social prosperity. This report proposes a set of tools cities can use to stimulate the creativity and social innovation they need by drawing on external innovators and advisers....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level Country
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights
Through an examination of Amazon’s various platforms and services, this report reveals that for growing racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic movements, the breadth of Amazon’s business combined with its weak and inadequately enforced policies provides numerous channels through which...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, State, Country
State(s) All States
Source Community Resource Hub
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Police use of emerging surveillance technology, including facial recognition software, Stingray devices (transmitters which scan and collect data from cell phones), and social media monitors, has become increasingly popular across the United States. This report presents an overview...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level Country
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Many disinformation campaigns are specifically designed with racist and/or misogynistic content, suggesting that disinformation is a tool used to promote ideologies like white supremacy. This report outlines findings from various studies regarding online disinformation, race, and...

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