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MamásConPoder.org: A Dream in the Making

June 3, 2014
In May of 2006 I co-founded MomsRising with a mission of creating a multicultural movement of mothers – and of everyone who has ever had a mother! – to advance family economic security and to end discrimination against mothers. Since then, MomsRising has grown to a million members nationwide, including members in every state in our nation, who according to an analysis we commissioned, mirror the U.S. Census in terms of race and ethnicity.
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MamásConPoder.org: Un Sueño Haciéndose Realidad

June 2, 2014
En Mayo de 2006 fui cofundadora de MomsRising con la misión de crear un movimiento multicultural de madres – ¡y de todos los que hayan tenido una mamá! – para ayudar al avance de la seguridad económica familiar y para poner fin a la discriminación contra las madres. Desde entonces, MomsRising ha...
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Women Deserve a Voice on the Job and At the Ballot Box

August 26, 2015
* Co-authored by Page Gardner, Founder and President of the Voter Participation Center Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the 19th amendment being ratified granting millions of women the right to vote. In the 95 years since, women have used their votes to better their...
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Can You Get Accidentally Stoned From 2nd Hand Smoke? And Other Questions On Marijuana As Legality Expands

August 14, 2015
Your top questions on marijuana--answered! 1. Tell me about the marijuana landscape The legalization of marijuana is growing. It is legal in some form (medical or recreation use) in 23 states and that number is expected to grow. With it come pot shops, ads for cannabis products in the newspaper,...
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Why the New Overtime Proposal is a Win for Working Women

August 13, 2015
For months we’ve heard that the economy is finally moving in the right direction, except for one hitch: working people’s wages, particularly those of women, are not going up. One big reason: for years, millions of workers have clocked in more and more hours without ever seeing an extra cent in...
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Overtime isn't just about fair pay; it's about time away from home too

August 12, 2015
By Wendi C. Thomas, Writing Fellow, Center for Community Change What bothers Brittany James most about the 15-hour days she worked for Chipotle Mexican Grill isn’t the overtime pay she says she was due but never received. What James will never get back is the time. The birthday celebrations she...
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Helping Black Boys Survive: What a Difference a Smile Makes

August 7, 2015
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass “If I tell you a smile could save a life, would you believe me? A smile can save a life. There was a gentleman, a young gentleman … named Kevin. Kevin was one of those children who did well in school and had great...
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Got All the Way to the Final Tournament--But Disqualified Because a Player's A GIRL?!

August 5, 2015
The Charlottesville Cavaliers youth basketball team was knocked out of the annual National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) annual tournament this past weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, not because they lost, but because one player is a girl . In previous years, 10-year-old Kymora...
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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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Working families in Memphis share their questions for GOP debate

August 4, 2015
By Wendi Thomas Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Ten Republican presidential candidates will take the stage in Cleveland Thursday for the GOP’s first televised primary debate. When they do, many voters in Memphis, the nation’s poorest large metro area, will be listening for solutions to...
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