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Back on the Job: Employee Protections Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

10/24/14
The story is all too common. After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis. All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work. To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over the nature of your return.
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Closer to the Finish Line

10/24/14
With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination.
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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.

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?
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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...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Teaching Gardens, an Active, Healthy Learning Tool

10/23/14
Teaching Gardens were designed by the American Heart Association to encourage children. Participating children are fascinated by the gardening process! Unbeknowst to them, they are learning healthy nutrition & learning through school based gardening to connect with healthy foods that help to combat childhood obesity. Nearly one in three children and adolescents in the U.S. is overweight or obese. There is significant research showing the health benefits of gardening and educational programs. The American Heart Association designed Teaching Gardens to encourage healthy diets in young...
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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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UPDATED: 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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