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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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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
Renee Trudeau's picture

Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
Renee Trudeau's picture

Leading on Leave, Hawaii as the "Ohana" State

August 13, 2015
Last month, the U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez came to Hawaii to convene a roundtable on paid family leave. I've been following this movement for a few years, so I was not surprised when the secretary talked about the high numbers of qualified women who drop out of the workforce because the "...
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12 Reasons Why We Do the Work We Do Together

August 5, 2015
Congress wants to cut spending on programs that help low-income children and families. These 12 reasons show why we need more investments in these programs, not less.
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When Breastfeeding Starts with Dollars and Sense: Paid Family Leave & Breastfeeding

August 1, 2015
And we’re off with National Breastfeeding Month 2015! Where conversations about breastfeeding normally start with infant feeding choices, this year’s events begin with attention to a critical factor affecting that choice: paid family leave. Convention suggests that by providing parents with...
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Lean on and Lead! An interview with Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto

July 24, 2015
Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast . In 2014...
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13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

June 19, 2015
For Father's Day, let's honor dads by protecting key low-income tax credits that help 13 million working fathers and their families.
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A Holiday Is Nice -- But What Fathers Really Need is Paid Leave

June 19, 2015
In recent years, the United States' failure to provide paid maternity leave has met with scorn from everyone from U.S. senators to late night comedians. This is well deserved: the U.S. remains the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee at least some paid leave to new moms, despite its proven benefits for both maternal and child health. Yet the bigger issue globally is paternity leave. Today, while 96% of countries provide paid leave to mothers, only 49% provide any leave to fathers--and among those that do, it's often for two weeks or less. By granting leave only to mothers, governments worldwide have embedded inequality in the law.
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Let's Make New York State Next!

June 17, 2015
You shouldn’t have to get lucky to get paid family (maternity, paternity, and medical) leave in New York state but it sure feels like you do. That’s because right now only 12% of employees in the U.S. have access to paid family leave through their employer. But, good news! We can change this! We...
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