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What the Debate over D.C.’s Minimum Wage is Missing

Posted August 31, 2015 by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat

This Labor Day, worker pay is the topic du jour, with the District having recently raised its minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, and debate brewing over whether the increase is a truly livable wage for families struggling to make ends meet. As the head of a foundation focused on building economic security for low-income [...]

Help Preserve Progress on Healthier School Foods. Join #FoodFri

Posted August 28, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Can you believe schools are back in session across some parts of the country? Children are excited. Routines are changing. Parents juggling act has commenced. And, schools have prepared for children as well.   Kids are going back to school this year to meals that keep getting healthier. Ninety-five percent of school districts are meeting [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers

Posted August 26, 2015 by Debra Ness

It’s back-to-school time, and busy parents are trying to cross everything off their seemingly endless checklists before the first day of school. One thing on many of those lists? Physicals and vaccinations. Many schools and sports programs require proof of children’s vaccinations and physician visits before they step back into the classroom or onto the [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Thoughts on Trump, breastfeeding, & #WomensEqualityDay

Posted August 26, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

On August 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US, thus the Women's Equality Day. On this very special day, I want to do something that I rarely do--write a little bit about my thoughts on this heating presidential election.  Living in America, I often have an illusion that we women are [...]

Two Virginians died today

Posted August 26, 2015 by Gloria Pan

Take Action!This morning in Virginia, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two young journalists with Roanoke news station WDBJ-TV, were shot to death during a live broadcast. In the wake of this tragedy, Governor Terry McAuliffe has renewed his call for tougher gun laws in the Commonwealth. Tell Governor McAuliffe you agree. Sign on to MomsRising’s [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

Women Deserve a Voice on the Job and At the Ballot Box

Posted August 26, 2015 by Liz Shuler

*Co-authored by Page Gardner, Founder and President of the Voter Participation Center Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the 19th amendment being ratified granting millions of women the right to vote. In the 95 years since, women have used their votes to better their lives, strengthen their families and protect their [...]

Are you at a threshold, too?

Posted August 25, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to pause and [...]

7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

Posted August 25, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep breath, you’re not alone. [...]