A disturbing trend is taking shape across the nation—women’s rights are being challenged, dismissed, dismantled and ignored by some legislators, policy makers, and business leaders.
Whether it’s cuts to healthcare coverage, being paid less than male peers, or discrimination against working mothers trying to support their families—women face real challenges every day just to maintain their health, safety, and economic security.
Ml Lead is a coalition of organizations throughout Michigan that are banding together to restore Michigan’s leadership in women’s rights issues.
Protecting women’s rights and empowering women leads to stronger, more stable families and a more equal and more prosperous Michigan.
Ml Lead is committed to promoting policies and education around a wide range of issues, most notably those dealing with the health, safety, and economic security of Michigan women. Our coalition partners represent an array of causes, not only women’s rights. It’s a reflection of our shared belief that by ensuring the rights of women, they will play an even bigger role in the future success of our state.
Reproductive health care
Access to birth control
Health care coverage
Infant and child health
Women in leadership roles
Childcare (availability and cost)
Family and medical leave policies
MI Lead is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals committed to making Michigan a leader in women’s rights by strengthening laws for women and families and addressing gender inequality across the state.
Lara Chelian, Northland Family Planning Centers
Merissa Kovach, ACLU of Michigan
American Association of University Women of Michigan
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
American Medical Women’s Association – Wayne State School of Medicine
Business and Professional Women of Michigan
Law Students for Reproductive Justice, University of Michigan Law School
League of Women Voters
Medical Students for Choice, Wayne State
Metro Detroit Chapter for the Coalition of Labor Union Women
Michigan League for Public Policy
Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW)
Michigan Partners Project
Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network
Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame
National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section
Northland Family Planning Centers
NOW, Oakland/Macomb County Chapter
NOW, Wayne County Chapter
Planned Parenthood Affiliates and Advocates of Michigan
Right to Health
Scotsdale Women’s Center
Summit Women’s Center
Women’s Health Center of Flint and Saginaw
Amy Lynn Smith, Writer & Strategist/Eclectablog
UniteWomen.org, Michigan Chapter