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Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

May 11, 2016
Hearing a woman’s voice come over the intercom before takeoff, “this is your captain speaking,” can be a moving experience, even today: She made it! She beat the odds! A stirring sense of admiration as you check that your seatbelt is indeed securely fastened for takeoff. But women who work in roles...
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Airline Pilots Should Not Have to Choose Between Their Jobs and Breastfeeding Their Babies

May 10, 2016
I’m a commercial airline pilot, and I love my job. As a kid, I was obsessed with airplanes. My parents encouraged my passion for flying, and in spite of the odds — women currently make up only six percent of commercial pilots — I became a pilot. I spent many years chasing my flying career. In 2002...
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What Moms Really Need for Mother's Day

May 6, 2016
Flowers are purchased, cards are mailed and brunch reservations are made. Mother’s Day is here again. But what many moms really need for this holiday is something much different – and much more substantial. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Department of Labor held an event yesterday to discuss...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Free webinar on pregnancy, family leave, & breastfeeding!

April 28, 2016
“I’m pregnant and my doctor says I should try to drink more water during the day, but my boss says I can’t have a water bottle at my check out lane. Is that legal?” “How much time away from work after my baby is born am I allowed to take without losing my job?”“I had my baby a four weeks ago and I’...
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Our Voices for Our Issues

April 11, 2016
You would think a first time mother’s reaction to “congratulations, you are pregnant” would be happiness and not an anxiety ridden look of utter confusion. We had been trying for quite some time and I even went on a dose of Clomid so yes, we were hoping and expecting this news, but what I was not...
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Letting Companies Know We Need Family Leave with List Your Leave

March 29, 2016
Most working families are painfully aware of the state of paid family leave in our country, and that the U.S. ranks among the worst in the world in benefits for new mothers and fathers. There is a lot of buzz in the media about how this may finally be the year that the U.S. catches up and supports...
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Meet Pennsylvania State Moms Force Volunteer Ray!

March 21, 2016
DYK MomsRising is on the ground in Pennsylvania? It's no exaggeration to say there is much to do. But parents know better than anyone: a little patience and a lot of perseverance can go a long, long way. Check out this inspiring profile of Ray, one of our fabulous Pennsylvania State Moms Force...
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New Yorkers Shouldn’t Have to Get ‘Lucky’ to Get Paid Leave

March 17, 2016
Access to paid family (maternity, paternity, medical) leave shouldn’t be as rare as finding a four-leaf clover, but for too many New York families it feels that way. New York Senators in Albany are considering paid family leave legislation right now. Take a moment to send a quick message to your...
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What if you were born tomorrow- with no paid family leave?

March 3, 2016
What if you were born tomorrow? Think about this: If you were born tomorrow, what are your chances of growing up healthy in a wealthy family? Well, let me tell you. You have a 25% chance to be born in a family living in poverty and a 0.6% chance to die before turning one year old. No, I am not...
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