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My Personal Story: Why President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days Will Boost Families

October 4, 2016
As a former federal contractor without the ability to earn paid sick days, I know firsthand what an incredible impact President Obama's Executive Rrder will have on families’ economic security and peace of mind.
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MomsRising Praises Administration Actions to Expand Paid Sick Leave, Improve Enforcement of Equal Pay Laws

September 29, 2016
There are a wide range of issues that affect family economic security, but two that consistently rise to the top are: Access to paid sick days and equal pay. Today the White House announced two actions, addressing each of these crucial issues. MomsRising members across the nation, tens of thousands...
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My Family Won't Wait

September 25, 2016
I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and...
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Paid Sick Days for Morristown, NJ!

September 13, 2016
Morristown could become the next municipality in New Jersey to pass paid sick days!
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Let's Make St. Paul the Next City with Earned Sick Time!

August 24, 2016
The St. Paul City Council is voting on earned sick time TODAY! This is our final chance to have an impact on the outcome of this important ordinance.
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We're Sending a GIANT Thank-You Card to Duluth's City Council!

August 18, 2016
The Duluth City Council voted to create an earned sick time task force. Thank them for taking this important step & tell them that you support the introduction of an ordinance!
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Earned Sick Time for St. Paul!

August 9, 2016
What does this mean for St. Paul families? Well, for an average family without earned sick time, just 3.5 days of missed work is the equivalent to an entire month of groceries. Wow.
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#MilitaryMonday: It's time to raise up Washington

July 4, 2016
Grilling burgers. Family and friends. Watching fireworks. That’s what usually comes to mind when people think about the Fourth of July, when we come together regardless of background or politics and celebrate our nation’s independence. Many of us also think about our brave men and women in uniform...
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Reflections on The United State of Women Summit

June 22, 2016
From Vice President Biden's call to action challenging all of us (women *and* men) to help bring an end to violence against women to Michelle Obama and Oprah's *real* conversation about the fallacy women face to have and do it all, The United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House, has...
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What works in fighting poverty?

June 16, 2016
Poverty has been in the news a lot lately. Two years ago we marked the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s famous War on Poverty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which supplanted Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). And a GOP task...
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