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Women Fast for Immigrant Families: A MomsRising.org Blog Carnival

Posted April 8th, 2014 by

Today April 8th, 2014 marks the second day of a 48-hour fast by 100 women who have come together in D.C. to urge our elected leaders to vote on an immigration reform bill that is fair and inclusive of women, children and families. The fast in the “Courage Cafe” tent on 4th and Jefferson in D.C. is part of a [...]

Posted Under: Anti-Violence Immigration

So Done With Unequal Pay! #NoMoreMadMenPay

Posted April 8th, 2014 by

Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. My son was absolutely amazing, and he was also born with an immune system deficiency. I had to leave my full-time job. Since my [...]

Valuing America’s working families: A Blog Carnival on Powering the Engine of America’s Economic Growth

Posted April 7th, 2014 by and

Our country’s greatness was built on valuing America’s working families. At MomsRising and Progressive States Network, we believe that in America, more families should be joining a thriving middle class than falling out of it — powering the engine of America’s economic growth and national prosperity in the process. But our workplace standards are woefully out [...]

Baseball more important than the birth of your child. Seriously?

Posted April 3rd, 2014 by

What’s more important than the birth of your child? Baseball. Obviously. Just kidding. April Fools’ Day is over! But apparently New York sports radio hosts Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason — who is also a legendary NFL quarterback — didn’t get the memo when they lambasted Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy for taking a THREE-DAY paternity leave. They even [...]

#RADIO this week! — Sexism, Brain Development, the Grammys, and Effective Volunteering!

Posted February 2nd, 2014 by

This show starts with uncovering the impact of sexism in the media.  Next up we hear about brain development and what you can do to help the little ones in your life thrive.  Then we get the inside scoop on the controversies and highlights from Grammy awards. Then we close the show hearing how you (YES [...]

Posted Under: Radio

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to step up today!

Posted January 30th, 2014 by

“I can remember only a few years back when the MomsRising State of the Union BINGO card was nearly empty. Keep up the incredible work!” –Wendy, MomsRising member Two words you never thought you’d see together:  Historic. BINGO. Tuesday night’s State of the Union address and MomsRising’s related BINGO game were nothing short of historic. For the first time ever, a President [...]

Let’s Blog4Health! Day Three

Posted January 30th, 2014 by

To read more stories, click on “Let’s Blog4Health! Day One” and “Let’s Blog4Health! Day Two.” More than 10 million people have enrolled for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, millions more are still uninsured, paying too much for health insurance, or unaware that they are eligible for affordable or no-cost coverage. This [...]

Posted Under: H: Health Care

Let’s Blog4Health! Day Two

Posted January 29th, 2014 by

To read more stories, click on “Let’s Blog4Health! Day One” and “Let’s Blog4Health! Day Three.” More than 10 million people have enrolled for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, millions more are still uninsured, paying too much for health insurance, or unaware that they are eligible for affordable or no-cost coverage. This [...]

Posted Under: H: Health Care

Let’s Blog4Health! Day One

Posted January 28th, 2014 by

To read more stories, click on “Let’s Blog4Health! Day Two” and “Let’s Blog4Health! Day Three.” More than 10 million people have enrolled for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, millions more are still uninsured, paying too much for health insurance, or unaware that they are eligible for affordable or no-cost coverage. Today [...]

Posted Under: H: Health Care

TAKE ACTION: Let’s talk about what women are paid

Posted January 23rd, 2014 by

Want to make a difference? All it takes is a phone, an ear, and a few minutes. Today, American women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men (with mothers and women of color experiencing increased wage hits). Nine out of ten American workers don’t have paid family leave (maternity/paternity leave), and [...]

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