Legislative Resources

The Legislative Resources page provides education and information relative to the legislative platform adopted by Mid-Day Women’s Alliance.  The information provides knowledge of these topics for reference only.

MDWA Legislative Platform Resources.docx

MDWA Legislative Platform Topics

Equity in Employment.

Equal Pay.

Gender Discrimination.

Equity in Healthcare.

Preventable Health Measures.

Reproductive Health.

Equitable insurance coverage.

Affordable Dependent care.


Educational Opportunities.


Ending Acts of Violence Against Women/Children.

domestic violence.

sexual violence.

human trafficking.

Economic Security .

Wisconsin Elder Security Index..

Equal Rights Amendment .


United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)   

Favorite articles 

Changing the game for women (2018)

Unequal promotions graph (2017)

women in the workplace (2017)

mind the gap charts (2016)


Ten Ways an ERA Could Make a Difference.

Why we need era (2013)

FMLA vs FMLI (2017)

FMLI Factsheet (2016)

advancing equal pay innovative employer approaches (2016)

FMLI Factsheet (2016)

Favorite videos  

Are Women Equal?.

Legalize Equality..

Equal Means Equal.

on the basis of sex..

Equal Means Equal.

Past Presentations 

CEDAW Presentation (2017)

CEDAW document (2017)

Equality in Employment (2017)

Family & Medical Leave (2017)

Equal Rights Amendment (2017)

Legislative process steps exercise (2012)

Getting To Equal (2017)

Sex Trafficking in the Fox Valley/WI (2019)

Equal Means Equal (2016) on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Are Women Equal? A look into the Equal Rights Amendment, a constitutional amendment first introduced in 1923, that still hasn't become law.

Zero Weeks - 2016 Grantee


Zero Weeks will be the first feature documentary to analyze America’s desperate need for modern paid family leave policies. Through Ellen’s passionate career, we follow the historical arc of family and medical leave and how our nation arrived to where it is now. Zero Weeks argues an economic, social, medical, political and global case for paid family leave by creating a poignant, hopeful and honest snapshot of how the work-life balance impacts American families and businesses. The film follows various American families from different socioeconomic backgrounds as they are forced to choose between the family they love and the job they need.

Legalize EqualityA brisk thirty minutes, this updated short film about the ERA makes the strong legal and economic argument for why completing ERA Ratification in these last two states is critical today, more than ever. Excerpted from the award-winning documentary, Equal Means Equal, with new footage and commentary, Legalize Equality streamlines the critical information necessary to put in the hands of the uneducated or skeptical. Making the case for ERA in a concise and compelling manner, this DVD is sure to help raise awareness and galvanize momentum to finish the job once and for all.

The organizations listed below have missions that align to one or more of the MDWA mission and specifically to one or more items of the legislative platform. Their websites contain a vast amount of information and current status of issues we are all working on. 

Family Values at Work highlighs the human consequences of current workplace policies, and the promising practices of employers who support the dignity of their workers and staff through their workplace policies.

You will find articles and resources on leave time at work, other labor laws and work family balance and more.


The National Women's Law Center fights for gender justice-in the courts, in publis policy, and in our society-working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

You will find articles and resources on child care, health care and economic justice and more.


The Institute for Women's Policy Research is a leading national think tank that builds evidence to shape policies that grow women's power and influence, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic well-being of families.

You will find articles and resources on the wage gap, women in leadership, and more.


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