The Shriver Report – Lois Uttley

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Lois Uttley

Lois Uttley, MPP, is co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need, a national initiative working to ensure implementation of the Affordable Care Act meets the needs of diverse women and families. She is Past President of the Public Health Association of NYC.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
What Women Need
Working Women Need Good Health Coverage and Paid Sick Time
This month, millions of previously uninsured women across the country are finally gaining desperately-needed health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But some of our country’s newly-insured women may have trouble actually using their health coverage to seek urgent care, get a mammogram or take a sick child to the doctor. That’s because they work for employers that offer no paid sick time, and risk losing their jobs if they are ill and can’t come to work.  → Read More