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On Women’s Equality Day, Still Fighting for Voting Rights for All

August 25, 2016
Perhaps a million women will be left on the sidelines as we celebrate 96 years of voting rights this Women’s Equality Day . These are women affected by felony disenfranchisement laws – state laws that deny individuals convicted of felony offenses the right to vote while they are incarcerated, while...
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Is Congress doing enough to invest in our littlest learners?

August 18, 2016
Do you care about ALL children receiving a quality, affordable early learning experience? Me too! So lets vote on it this November.
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Vote to Rise!

August 10, 2016
Some people have nightmares that involve a pack of rabid dogs chasing them. Not me. My nightmares are filled with images of geting to the polling place on Election Day after it's closed! Nooooooo.... It hasn't happened yet but it's dangerous to get too confident! Join me insuring against this...
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More is required of us

August 2, 2016
“ I think we all know, deep down, that something more is required of us now. This truth is difficult to face because it’s inconvenient and deeply unsettling. And yet silence isn’t an option. And I’m sure that many who refused to ride segregated buses in Montgomery after Rosa Parks stood her ground...
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Stand Up to Toxic Campaign Rhetoric!

July 20, 2016
“Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.” “She is a piece of garbage.” This is how New Hampshire state Representative Al Baldasaro described Hillary Clinton in a radio interview from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland today. Unacceptable. His comments are...
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Stand Up to Toxic Campaign Rhetoric!

July 20, 2016
“Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.” “She is a piece of garbage.” This is how New Hampshire state Representative Al Baldasaro described Hillary Clinton in a radio interview from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland today. Unacceptable. His comments are...
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Why Moms Should Care about Child Care as an Election Issue

July 19, 2016
If you’re a mom with young kids, what may be on your mind on Election Day isn’t “who is better on economic policy?” but “how am I going to juggle child care so that I can find the time to vote?” But you need to hold that thought even after you’ve resolved the day’s child care challenges and headed...
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How to Win Mom's Vote

July 11, 2016
More than 20 million moms with kids at home are likely to vote in the presidential election this fall, but the very real concerns they have for their children are too often overlooked. In the 2012 presidential race, nearly 10 million more women than men voted for president – 71.4 million women...
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Child Care Assistance—A Key Support for Working Families—Needs More Robust Funding

July 11, 2016
Quality child care enables parents to work or go to school while also providing young children with the early childhood education experiences needed for healthy development. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-...
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Both Moms and Children Benefit from Early Learning Opportunities

July 11, 2016
Today, the majority of moms with young children are working and high-quality child care and early learning opportunities can help them support their families. Nearly two-thirds (64.2 percent) of women with children under age six are in the labor force. The evidence is clear that high-quality early...
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