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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 [...]

11 Tips to Help You Save on Groceries

Posted October 20, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

I wasn’t much of a cook when I was younger. I admit it, I loved eating out.  It was my biggest expense. Now, that I am older, with two sons who would eat me out of house and home if I let them, I realize that I can’t eat out as often as I once [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Today’s Lesson: Inequality

Posted October 17, 2014 by Gail Zuagar

I remember learning about inequality in math class back in the day.  I’m sure you remember too—the lessons usually involved Pac-Man—and the terms “greater than” and “less than”.  I encountered mathematical inequalities again when I taught them to my third graders.  But since becoming a part of the team at the National Women’s Law Center, [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Justice & Equality Affects Foods Sold & Served in YOUR Community

Posted October 17, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat We envision a world in which all people have access to healthy, affordable food that nourishes our bodies and environments. Yet right now, that vision is plagued by severe inequality. Due to a food system skewed by the financial interests of transnational corporations, we live in a society in which unhealthy food is cheap, [...]

Posted Under: Food!

What School Lunch Can Teach Us

Posted October 17, 2014 by Mary Cathryn Ricker

The statistics are alarming: One out of two public school students lives in poverty. Two out of three public school students qualify for free or subsidized lunch. Three out of five teachers in America report they have children who regularly come to school hungry. If teachers and school support staff are on the frontlines fighting the [...]

Good News for Children When Congress Works Together

Posted October 17, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

While we rarely hear good news these days about Congress, I have some to share.  Continuing a long tradition of bipartisan leadership on behalf of abused and neglected children, last month both the House and the Senate passed and the President signed into law the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980/P.L. 113-183). [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Woman's voice silenced by gun laws!

Posted October 17, 2014 by Gloria Pan

Take Action! Horrifying. An anonymous emailer wrote that if Utah State University didn’t cancel Anita Sarkeesian’s speech about women's rights within 24 hours, then he would commit the “deadliest school shooting in American history.” The warning letter, purportedly from a USU student, was sent to dozens of Utah State University school administrators several days before Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to speak [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

Ulises’ American Dream Deferred

Posted October 17, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Josie Raymond, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Undocumented immigrants like Ulises and his family need immigration reform to alleviate poverty. 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! [...]