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The State of the States is...Masculine: Women Urgently Needed in State Legislatures!

February 8, 2012
With presidential primaries in full swing, each state stands to enjoy a moment in the spotlight. As riveting as the recent political theatrics have been, the campaign season also underscores just how many important decisions are made at the state level. From education to health care to workplace...
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Will the President Choose Kids Again?

February 8, 2012
President Obama’s Past Budgets Invest in Kids - Will the Positive Trend Continue in 2013? A detailed analysis of the last three budget requests reveals that President Obama has requested on average a nominal increase of 5.2% each year for children’s programs. 2011 saw by far the biggest proposed...
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These Educators Deserve a Movie Deal

February 7, 2012
There are two stories to tell in Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania. One is a heroic story worthy of a book or movie deal. Chester Upland, a poor and predominantly minority district, is a long way from Hollywood, but it does have a star in Sara Ferguson.
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Exchange Committed to Expanding Coverage in California

January 26, 2012
CPEHN began its Equity and the ACA webinar series earlier today. We were very fortunate to have Peter Lee, Executive Director of the California Health Benefit Exchange, as our first presenter. The event, Equity and the ACA: Establishing the California Health Benefit Exchange , featured an...
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MomsRising is Live Tweeting the State of the Union. Join Us!

January 25, 2012
Great news! MomsRising got invited to tweet at the White House during tonight's State of the Union speech by the President! And I'll be there representing us. We'll be keeping our ears open for the issues that matter every day to families, like health care coverage, unemployment insurance, fair pay...
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Harold Perrineau and Other Hollywood Parents and Children Support Today's "Help"

January 23, 2012
Photo by Emily Welsch. "My grandmother was a domestic worker," said actor Harold Perrineau ( Lost ), co-host of the #BeTheHelp Children's Art Party presented by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) in Los Angeles this Saturday. "Today, we love the nanny who works with our family. We're...
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Labor Protections are Long Overdue

January 23, 2012
My grandmother was a domestic worker, my mom hired nannies to help raise my brother, sister, and I, and as a working mom I employ childcare providers to take care of my own young daughters. I support AB 889, the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Campaign, because I value this vital, but...
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Creating Opportunity Starts with Children

January 20, 2012
As this election year continues to unfold, we’ll hear more and more about jobs, creating opportunity and the future of the nation. Children, too, must be part of that dialogue. Thursday afternoon, I participated in the MomsRising live Tweet Chat with the White House on Unemployment Insurance and...
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6 Health Care Stories to Watch Out For

January 18, 2012
What will the big stories be for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012? Access, affordability and quality win the day. The ACA year opens with a scintillating GOP primary and election year intrigue; and the Supreme Court hears arguments on the “individual responsibility” requirement and the...

Digital Bootstraps for Analog Problems -- A Reply to Forbes Columnist Gene Marks' "If I Were A Poor Black Kid"

December 22, 2011
A truly clueless if well-intentioned column by Gene Marks titled “If I Were A Poor Black Kid” in Forbes magazine is getting righteously ripped from journalists all around the web . They’re correctly pointing out how bereft Marks’ column is of history, research, practical awareness, racial...
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