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President Obama’s 2016 Budget in Pictures

February 9, 2015
Budgets are about our nation’s priorities: What do we want to spend money on? How are we going to raise the money we want to spend? And though ultimately the budget enacted by Congress will probably look very different from the budget proposal released by the president, the president’s budget is important. It’s the president’s vision for the country in fiscal year 2016 and beyond and reflects input and spending requests from every federal agency.

Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

February 6, 2015
“We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To...
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Happy Anniversary, FMLA!

February 5, 2015
Join us in wishing the Family and Medical Leave Act a happy 22nd anniversary! In this brief video , Carmen Berkley, director of the AFL-CIO Office of Civil, Human and Women's Rights, tells us why the FMLA is important and stresses the need for an additional paid sick leave law. Next week, the...
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Who Makes Our Food?

January 27, 2015
More than 100 years ago, after Upton Sinclair worked undercover in Chicago meatpacking plants, he revealed the abuse and exploitation of immigrant workers in the industry—including the tragic story of a worker who fell into a rendering tank. Public reaction to his great book, “ The Jungle ,” forced...
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We need your voice TODAY to raise the minimum wage!

January 26, 2015
The voters and the President are all on board about raising the wage. Now we need YOU to convince Congress!!
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Open letter, closed door in breastmilk bank controversy

January 23, 2015
For-profit corporation Medolac has announced the cessation of their plans to launch a Mothers Milk Co-op in Detroit, Michigan in response to breastfeeding activists’ demands for public accountability. As a Clinton Global Initiative to increase breastfeeding and economic empowerment in Detroit,...
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Is it a simple ear infection or a disaster waiting to happen?

January 20, 2015
Like many sandwich generation moms, I've been around the block when it comes to maladies of the ear. Both of my elderly parents are hard of hearing; and before my daughter reached 2nd grade, she had endured four ear surgeries. So I thought I'd seen it all. But the other day, I met a woman who...
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BINGO anyone? Play During the State of the Union!

January 20, 2015
This Tuesday night (tomorrow night!) at 9pm ET / 6pm PT President Barack Obama will be giving the 2015 State of the Union. In order to make watching fun, we've created a BINGO card to help you track whether or not the issues of greatest concern to women, moms, and families are covered in the speech.
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Snow Day: On snowballs and lost pay

January 14, 2015
My kids went to bed last night hoping for a snow day, and they'll be thrilled to have one. I have to admit that I'm excited, too. But I can't help thinking of the parents and kids for whom this is not happy news. Kids who count on those breakfasts and lunches so they won't be hungry, and parents...
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How much is breastmilk worth?

January 12, 2015
What is the value of breastfeeding? The answer to this question usually includes a rundown of the myriad health benefits for mothers and children, reduced healthcare costs or the intangible emotional connection nurtured in the mother-infant dyad. Now, a new program by a company called Medolac has...
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