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Now is the time for common sense gun regulations!

Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

Moms Are Talking
“My husband and I found ourselves with a surprise pregnancy when our two children were 10 and 12."

Sandy, Washington

Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids

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Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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This may not be Yelp, but these Obamacare reviews are worth reading

Posted October 23, 2014 by Nina Perez

When I need to buy something, be that my bed sheets or a new phone, I comb through online customer reviews to help me determine what I want to buy. So why not do the same with health coverage? The second health coverage enrollment period is starting on November 15th! That is less than one [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Chris Christie is tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Moms are tired of $7.25/hour!

Posted October 23, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Earlier this week, when talking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared that he is “tired of hearing about the minimum wage.” Christie went on to say, “I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I don’t think there’s a mother [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

Posted October 23, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Since the [...]

Child Care Centers and the Quality Improvement Catch-22

Posted October 22, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Carol Burnett, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Quality, affordable childcare is essential to helping low-income working families gain economic security. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! [...]

Let's talk about Paid Family & Medical Leave!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sara Alcid

JOIN US: Facebook Chat on #PaidLeaveOctober is National Work & Family Month, making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of paid family and medical leave. At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness or to care for a new child. So let's talk [...]

Are You the One We're Waiting For?!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Erin Vilardi

Did you know that even though there are 25 million Latinas living in the United States and 8,236 open seats in state and national political office, only 109 are held by Latinas? Are YOU the one that we’re waiting for?  Join us this Thursday for our newest webinar “I was the one we were waiting [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Why Flex Time Is the #2 Most Important Employee Benefit

Posted October 21, 2014 by Gloria Feldt

A big barrier to women’s leadership parity was overlooked in the recent brouhaha about Facebook and Apple covering employees’ insurance for egg freezing. These companies are not, as headlines screamed “paying women to freeze eggs.” And I see nothing wrong with covering fertility treatments that though still far from fully effective, can give women childbearing options men [...]

Posted Under: open flexible work

Old Fight, New Approach: Companies Profit from Parity

Posted October 20, 2014 by Megan Beyer

    So you have an important job interview. Your sitter cancels. What do you do? When it happened to First Lady Michelle Obama, she packed up baby Malia, carted her into that job interview, and was completely surprised when she still landed the job.
 
The First Family's efforts to make sure our workplaces are [...]