It is time for American women’s vital economic interests to be recognized and acted upon. Women are at a grave disadvantage in this country. They frequently suffer limited opportunities, discrimination and harassment on the job in violation of our laws. Millions of women from all recial and ethnic groups live in poverty, enmeshed in a welfare system that is a trap and a disgrace. Women shoulder a disproportionate share of the burdens of family care. The Women’s Policy Agenda that we propose would serve to redress the disadvantages women suffer. It would improve their lives, and their children’s.