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We Say We Care About Kids. Do We Really Mean It?

November 25, 2015
This commentary was originally published on the TalkPoverty blog ( ), a project of the Center for American Progress. Americans are fond of saying our children are our nation’s most valuable resource. But if our actions are the measure, do we really mean it? Mounting research...

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The Motherhood Penalty

November 20, 2015
Earlier this year, the Women's Funding Alliance released an interesting little report called The Status of Women in Washington . Now before you bounce off because a) you've already used up your quota of "you go girl" fist bumps today, or b) you believe the gender gap is a bunch of hooey, hang with...

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ACTION NEEDED: A heartless decision

November 12, 2015
I have bad news. Amidst growing anti-immigrant rhetoric that's harming our children and our economy, earlier this week a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a cruel blow. What happened? Well, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided, in a ruling against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),...

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Working Mom and #MilSpouse Speaks Out for Tax Credits For Families

November 10, 2015
Working moms are never off the clock. Our working days are bookended by packing kids’ lunches in the morning and reading bedtime stories at night. We put in a lot more than a full day’s work and every dollar we work for is hard earned. This is even more true for military families like mine. We know...

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Conversation Cafe with Marco Rubio

November 10, 2015
I had a chance to spend some time with Marco Rubio - he gave us some insight on where he stands on important issues like paid leave, immigration and increasing the minimum wage.

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Tell Speaker Ryan to support the EITC and Child Tax Credit!

November 6, 2015
Representative Paul Ryan was just sworn in as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday. We want to give him a big welcome to this new and important position and we want to do it the MomsRising way—by making sure he prioritizes working families! Let's start by urging...

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UPDATED! Raising the Voices of Native American Families: A Blog Carnival with National Congress of American Indians

November 25, 2013
UPDATED!: November, 16, 2015 --This Native American Heritage Month, we're thrilled to revisit these important reflections from Native American leaders, mothers and allies. As we strive for fair pay, access to healthcare and education, and food justice for all mothers and families, we remember the...

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