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Send message of support to brave mom at Supreme Court hearing

November 22, 2014
Sign our Thank You card to Peggy Young! — A brave mom taking her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and standing up for pregnant workers across the nation.
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UPDATED: Let's talk about Paid Family & Medical Leave!

October 22, 2014
Celebrate National Work & Family Month with a Facebook chat about the need for paid family and medical leave!
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Can you hear us Congress? #WEmatter!

August 21, 2014
There is an election right around the corner and that makes now the perfect time to make sure that our elected officials in Congress and beyond know that we matter and we will be holding them accountable. Women and family economic security issues are more than just political footballs and talking points. Our voices, and our votes, matter. #WEMatter.
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A Season of Scarcity or Abundance?

November 28, 2014
Here are some insights into the expectations that can cause stress this time of year and a proven way of improving your perspective during the holiday season. Cross posted from Flourish .
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Shopping Advice from a Black Friday Worker

November 26, 2014
This piece was written by Kelly D., a mom who supports her family as a retail worker. I don't judge you if you shop on Thanksgiving. Some people rely on the "deals" and are able to rock the loss-leaders so that they are able to buy gifts for those they love that they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. But .... *Don't assume that the retail associates you encounter volunteered to be there, or that they didn't have anywhere they would rather be. (The vast majority are there because they have to, either because they don't get paid holidays, or need the money desperately to afford their own...

The EITC and Child Tax Credit has rescued these families!

November 26, 2014
The EITC and Child Tax Credit has helped lift millions of families out of poverty each year. As these stories from moms show, this is a vital program. Unfortunately, it is also at risk.
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President Obama Acts to Right Wrongs That Affront Our Ideals

November 24, 2014
I was at a rally in front of the White House on Friday organized by Casa de Maryland in which we chanted "We've got your back!" As a mom and grandma, I believe it's really important to support the President's actions to give temporary legal status to parents of citizen or legal resident children. This action will keep parents and children together. I hope you'll join in showing your support by sending emails to the President and your Rep and Senators, by clicking here: We have to show how many people believe the...
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Will Louisville Be Next to Raise the Minimum Wage?

November 24, 2014
This post, authored by Councilwoman Scott , originally appeared on . A minimum wage increase will help families gain economic security, ensuring minimum wage is no longer a poverty wage . 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 ! Linda lives at a local shelter with two children. She works full-time in the health care industry and earns $8 per hour, resulting in a yearly income of $16,640 before taxes. Even in the...
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One of the Most Important Civil and Human Rights Battles of Our Time

November 24, 2014
This post, authored by Jonathan Rapping, originally appeared on . Mass incarceration and resulting criminal records undermine family economic security. 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 ! Criminal justice systems across the country have come to accept, and perpetuate, a shameful standard of justice for poor people. The basic humanity of the indigent accused is too often denied, and the democratic necessity of...
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Support Walmart Workers

November 24, 2014
Walmart. On one hand we have the Walton family—Walmart’s owners. With almost $150 billion in wealth, they are the richest family in the nation. On the other hand, we have Walmart workers, most of whom work for less than $25,000 a year. Most are women. And this Thanksgiving, more than 1 million of them have to go to work instead of spending the full day with their families.
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