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Work Over Family? Why Family Values in the Workplace Matter To Me

June 25, 2014
As a single mother of an energetic 4-year-old, I know the difficulty of balancing a demanding career while single-handedly providing for my daughter, and making time to enjoy the first years of her young life. As much as I was overcome with joy when I first held her in my arms, I also understood that the decision to be a single mother and head of household would require many difficult choices and sacrifices such as putting my career growth on hold. But I was prepared for the challenge. Those difficulties began just before my daughter was born.
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Documenting Mama

June 24, 2014
On Sunday, June 29th, my story in the form of the film “Documented” will be told to the nation on CNN. A large part of my story is that I haven’t seen my mother since August 1993.
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A Tale of Two Macy's

June 23, 2014
Cross-posted from NWLC's blog Earlier today, I caught up with Kay Thompson and Sasha Hammad during a break at the White House Summit on Working Families . Kay spoke at the Summit about what having a predicable full-time schedule and a say in the timing of her work hours has meant for her family...
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Why Economics is a Family Issue: Getting Ready for the White House Summit on Working Families

June 21, 2014
My mom was sitting across from me at the kitchen table, coloring a kite for me to take the 837 miles from my home in Florida to Washington, DC.
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We are going to be on Capitol Hill tomorrow. Are you coming?

June 23, 2014
All the storybooks are printed and we have bright colored kites made by little kids calling for Congress to pass working family policies. The only thing missing is YOU! If you live in DC, Virginia, or Maryland do you want to join us tomorrow for visits with Senate offices to discuss working family policies?
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You're Invited: SEIU Facebook Chat on Working Families

June 19, 2014
Today, too many working Americans are falling further and further behind. Thanks to decades of failed policies, there just aren’t enough good jobs with good pay or access to quality, affordable child care and health care services for enough of America’s workers. How can we begin to fix this? It’s a...
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The California minimum wage needs your voice now!

June 19, 2014
The California Assembly is considering a raise in the minimum wage from $8/hour to $13/hour by 2017. We need California families to speak up for hard-working moms and dads!
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Moms deserve to bond with their nuggets without losing sleep

June 18, 2014
When I found out I was expecting the best thing ever (my baby boy!) I had just turned 23 years old. I had finally moved out on my own with my husband and been employed with my company going on two years. Unfortunately, my joy was short lived and I was rapidly overwhelmed with worries about money...
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Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

June 18, 2014
Next week, people from all over the country will convene in Washington, D.C.—and many more will log in to participate virtually—at a White House Summit on Working Families. Under the banner of “creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans,” we’ll hear from businesses, economists,...
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Calling Young Artists! National Contest to Raise Awareness About Poverty

June 16, 2014
With the swipe of a paintbrush or click of a camera, your child can make a difference in the fight to end poverty. Not only that, they have the chance to win exciting prizes, and have their artwork showcased in a national campaign. As part of our mission to build the political and public will to...
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