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

10/23/14
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 month away. While this may not be as fancy as Yelp, here are some experiences from people insured on the marketplace, most from our own MomsRising community, to give new health coverage consumers a small snapshot of the value they may be able to expect on the health insurance marketplace: “In June 2013,...
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Chris Christie is tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Moms are tired of $7.25/hour!

10/23/14
Earlier this week Chris Christie said he was "tired of hearing about the minimum wage." Governor Christie needs to wake up and hear what actual moms working low-wages are tired of!
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

10/23/14
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 passage of the Violence Against Women Act twenty years ago, opinions among the public and politicians have shifted remarkably from viewing domestic violence as a private family matter to expressing overwhelming support for survivors...
Alyssa Peterson's picture

Are there toxic chemicals in your child’s “trick or treat” bag or Halloween costume?

10/23/14
Parents across the country are stocking up on this year’s hottest costumes for their little ghouls, goblins, and princesses, but some costumes may contain hidden toxic chemicals harmful to our children’s health. I wish I were tricking you.

Child Care Centers and the Quality Improvement Catch-22

10/22/14
Quality improvements are indeed important—important enough to warrant the additional investment required. But we cannot keep pretending that these improvements can be paid for out of the current pool of meager resources. If we do, then even fewer children will be served. Child care centers serving low-income families will either opt-out if the quality improvements are voluntary, or be priced-out of existence if they are mandatory. Either of these outcomes will exacerbate the struggles of the working poor.
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Let's talk about Paid Family & Medical Leave!

10/22/14
Celebrate National Work & Family Month with a Facebook chat about the need for paid family and medical leave!
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Are You the One We're Waiting For?!

10/22/14
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 for” to hear the story of two women’s journeys from community members to politicians. Then, learn about resources and trainings so you could start down the same path. In the webinar, we will be speaking with State Senator Anitere Flores and State Representative Jocasta Zamarippa about being asked to run...
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Why Flex Time Is the #2 Most Important Employee Benefit

10/21/14
Next to quality child care, flex time–much more than high tech fertility–is the most effective benefit companies could give women, and increasingly, men as well, to enhance opportunities to advance their careers while garnering better retention rates and job satisfaction without compromising productivity.
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Old Fight, New Approach: Companies Profit from Parity

10/20/14
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 not something out of a " Mad Men episode" comes from a very personal place.
 
This month is National Work and Family Month . It is a public awareness campaign to encourage companies to respond to America's modern dual income family paradigm. 

Why they would have to be encouraged at all...
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11 Tips to Help You Save on Groceries

10/20/14
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 did. And, I don’t want to. Our bonding as a family has happened in the kitchen and at the dining table.
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