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Michigan Moms: Help boost working families and our economy!

March 18, 2015
The EITC and Child Tax Credit helps Michigan families in a BIG way. Learn more about these important tax breaks and then write your Members of Congress.
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King County Council considering 12 weeks of PAID family leave for all county workers!

March 16, 2015
“When I had my first child I had to return to work within 3 weeks. I was teaching high school science…I only had 2 weeks of paid vacation so I used all of it. I only had a third week off because my daughter’s birth came at spring break.” – Holly, a MomsRising member
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Join us for the #TaxChat Tweetchat on March 17th!!

March 12, 2015
Are you prepared to file your taxes on April 15th? Have questions about filing, where your tax dollars go, and if Warren Buffet's secretary really pays more in taxes than the billionaire? Then join us for the #TaxChat tweetchat on Tuesday, March 17th!
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Another International Women's Day - It's Time

March 8, 2015
Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability. Gender issues...
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MILLIONS could lose their health coverage because of one U.S. Supreme Court case

March 3, 2015
Just as the rate of uninsured adults has reached an all-time low , this access to affordable healthcare is under threat again. What’s the lowdown? Well, this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to eliminate the financial assistance for health coverage in...
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Victory! New Labor Rule Allows Employees Across the U.S. To Take FMLA Leave To Care for a Same-Sex Spouse

February 25, 2015
On Monday morning, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a new rule allowing employees to take unpaid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to care for their same-sex spouse, regardless of where the couple lives. Previously, employees were only eligible to take FMLA leave to...
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On Infant Feeding: Research, Support and Community

February 25, 2015
Can you talk about your commitment to breastfeeding support, and how you began? My interest and commitment to infant feeding support developed out of my clinical, graduate, and personal experiences. As a public health nurse working with pregnant and parenting African American women and their...
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Let's Defy Breastfeeding Myths

February 25, 2015
My commitment to breastfeeding started as a young mother. I believe it is the best start we can give our babies. My first child was not breastfed because of a myth that my husband had. He believed that the breasts were not meant for that purpose because it was an old fashioned concept. He also...
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Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone sparks neighborhood-wide change

February 23, 2015
Tell us about the Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone and how it began. The Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone is a 3-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to address the low rate of breastfeeding in the...
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