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Back up President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days!

March 17, 2016
Whether it’s walking pneumonia or the flu, germs happen and kids and parents get sick. It’s just a fact. This is why allowing people to earn paid sick days as they work is pure common sense! Join me in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to move paid sick days forward for over 800,000 employees...
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Paid Sick Days are now the LAW in Vermont!

March 14, 2016
WE DID IT! Paid sick days are now the law in the Green Mountain State.
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Keep Calm & Carry On With #PaidLeave4DC!

March 3, 2016
Get ready to break into a smile as you scroll down to see some fun pictures of DC MomsRising volunteers & their cute kids working on passing #PaidLeave4DC with hearts, glitter, targeted messaging, and superhero capes!
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We need to put FAMILY back into DC Paid Family Leave!

February 29, 2016
The DC Universal Paid Leave Act underwent some dangerous cuts. It's up to us to make sure the bill is restored to the type of paid family leave DC families need!
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Paid Sick Days: Zero Reindeer Games Left to Play

December 22, 2015
It's beginning to look a lot like flu season, but OVER HALF of working moms can't earn a single paid sick day.
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BLAST OFF for #PaidSickDays!

March 3, 2015
MOMentum for paid sick days is rocketing forward! Now 17 cities and 3 states across the United States have paid sick days laws on the books. And…drum roll please…on February 12th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the Healthy Families Act, a nationwide paid sick days bill. But this isn’t a done deal yet. We need your help.
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Can you hear us Congress? #WEmatter!

August 21, 2014
There is an election right around the corner and that makes now the perfect time to make sure that our elected officials in Congress and beyond know that we matter and we will be holding them accountable. Women and family economic security issues are more than just political footballs and talking points. Our voices, and our votes, matter. #WEMatter.
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Fact of the Week: 1 in 3 Moms Struggle to Pay for Diapers

May 23, 2016
Everyone knows babies go through a lot of diapers. But for low-income families, the cost of diapers often forces them to go without another necessity, like food or heat. For many, it can force them to leave babies in soiled diapers longer than they’d like, leading to physical and mental health issues for baby and mom. Despite the fact that families in the bottom fifth of the income ladder with infants spend 14 percent of their income for diapers alone, there is currently no federal assistance for purchasing diapers.
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6, 12 and 24 - surviving the birth of my first son

May 22, 2016
10 years ago my life changed forever. In a frenzy of pain and excitement my son arrived at 3:30AM and what was two became a trio. At the time, I was working full-time in an intense job that I loved – that also provided paid family leave – and this made all the difference. When I think back on this...
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Missed Opportunity: Inclusion of Young Professionals with Learning Disabilities Lacking in the U.S. Workforce

May 20, 2016
There has been a great focus on millennials in the workforce: how they will change jobs more frequently and how their work ethic is different than previous generations. But there is a gap in the workforce that parents and politicians need to focus on – young persons with learning disabilities. The...
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