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War on Poverty Made Strides for Children, but We Can Do Better

January 10, 2014
This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of the War on Poverty, when he called for every American citizen to be able to fulfill his basic hopes, including maintaining the well-being of his family. While many investments established by the War on Poverty have...
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Voices of the Unemployed: Part 5

January 9, 2014
We keep hearing from moms and women from around the country who are struggling to make ends meet and terrified that they are going to lose their unemployment benefits. Kimberly and Andrea have experiences shared by so many people out there. MomsRising is going to continue to advocate for the...
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Janet Yellen: Leaning On to Lead – Part I

January 9, 2014
This week the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the first chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Board in its hundred-year history. Most reports about Yellen’s confirmation have taken note of her ascent through the glass ceiling, as well as her impact as a model for women and girls. I was most intrigued...
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Declaring peace - and why declaring "War on Poverty" undermines it all.

January 8, 2014
I’ve been reading a lot about the “war” on poverty, what with today being the 50th anniversary of the declaration of “unconditional” war on the awful predicament. On this day in 1964, LBJ traveled to Martin County, KY and announced the creation of programs that are still in place today: Medicaid,...
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Voices of the Unemployed: Part 4

January 8, 2014
As the Senate continues to debate an extension of unemployment benefits, we continue to hear from families dealing with joblessness. We have added two more stories to our collection from moms Elizabeth and Wendy. Elizabeth's (from Chicago, IL) story: My story is like most others: decades of working...
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Voices of the Unemployed: Part 2

January 7, 2014
This morning the Senate took the first step to extend unemployment insurance to the 1.3 million people who lost benefits last month. The bill still awaits a final vote and then an uphill battle in the House of Representatives. Still there are millions of people struggling to make ends meet after...
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Voices of the Unemployed: Part 1

January 7, 2014
On December 28th, 2013 1.3 million unemployed people lost their Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits because Congress failed to extend this important program before adjourning for their winter vacation . The unemployment rate for women remains high at 6.2% . Below you will find the...
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One of 2013’s best kept secrets in breastfeeding

January 3, 2014
Massachusetts hospitals banned formula company discharge bags Last year, we saw important advancements in creating the cultural shift needed for families to establish and maintain breastfeeding. In 2013, there was greater visibility of the “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law and a spotlight on...
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My story: Facing unemployment as a mom

January 3, 2014
It’s terrifying to be facing the holidays without even the prospect of a job. At least last year I had a seasonal holiday retail gig. With all the wonderful support I get from friends and Twitter followers (“You’re so fantastic, it’ll happen for you any day, I can’t believe you’re single AND no one...
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The Short Game: Taking the "Work" out of "Working Together"

December 20, 2013
Two nights ago, I hosted a gathering for my new ebook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy . The event was an opportunity to experience the interactive nature of my project as well as to meet Hawaii's Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, a candidate for US Senate , who is...
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