Andrea Flynn is the Director for Health Equity at the Roosevelt Forward, where she researches and writes about issues that impact women and families. She explores connections between reproductive health care and poverty, state-level restrictions to family planning and abortion, inequality and maternal mortality, and various economic policies that impact the economic security of women and families.

Tomorrow, the 10 remaining presidential candidates in the Democratic primary will take to one stage for the third primary debate. Missing from the debate stage will be Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), whose exit from the primary field leaves a critical void—and preceded that of many men who would have been missed far less. Many of

The Women’s March on Washington has released an incredibly bold and progressive policy platform that lays out a clear vision for a fairer and more inclusive future. In taking on such a wide slate of policy issues, the platform acknowledges that the rules of our society and our economy are, at their core, deeply gendered and

Over the course of the long presidential primary and the general election, there have been remarkably few debate questions regarding issues that disproportionately impact women and families. Yet women are a critical voting bloc: The single women’s vote helped usher Obama into his second term, and women are, after all, half the population. Not to

This week the Movement for Black Lives released a comprehensive and intersectional policy platform that aims to radically alter the rules—i.e., the policies, practices, and institutions—that undergird the persistent inequities and injustices experienced by black Americans. The new platform is the product of a collaboration between more than 50 organizations representing thousands of individuals from across the

Last night, Ivanka Trump claimed that as president, her father would fight for equal pay, affordable childcare, and labor laws that lead to greater equity for women and working families. One of three things was happening here: (a) She accidentally took a page from Hillary Clinton’s playbook; (b) Donald Trump has an entire women’s platform

Just when you thought we had reached the nadir of conservative American politics, the party of Donald Trump showed us it is indeed possible for things to get worse. This week the GOP developed a party platform that doubles down on its politics of exclusion, willfully ignoring the very factors that led to its demise

Rewriting the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy argues that, in order to understand racial and economic inequality among black Americans, we must acknowledge the racial rules that undergird our economy and society. Those rules—laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices—are the driving force behind the patently unequal life chances and opportunities for too many individuals. In

After Marco Rubio became the first Republican candidate to release a proposal for paid family leave, Roosevelt’s Andrea Flynn took a deeper dive to analyze its impact. After using recent Roosevelt polling, which showed 83% percent of Americans, including 85% of independents and 67% of Republicans, favor paid leave, she concludes that Rubio’s plan and other GOP

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After the second GOP Debate and amid continued attacks from Congressional Republicans, Roosevelt’s Andrea Flynn wrote in The Atlantic about why funding Planned Parenthood is critical for millions of women across the country. She argues that without Planned Parenthood many women in states all over the country would lose access to basic health care and

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Roosevelt Fellow Andrea Flynn recently wrote a piece for Cosmopolitan arguing it’s time for politicians of both parties to start treating access to reproductive health services as an economic security issue, not just a social issue. Reproductive health access and economic security are two sides of the same coin. She looks at a new Report

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