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I’ll Give You One Very Good Reason to Vote: the Minimum Wage!!

October 10, 2014
Do you need a good reason to vote on November 4th? How about the fact that 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women and they only earn $14,500/year!
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Latina Equal Pay Day

October 9, 2014
Did you know?: October 8th is Latina Equal Pay Day because Latinas have to work from January 1st of 2013 until October 8th of 2014 to earn what white men earned in 2013 alone. Outrageous!
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Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform

October 8, 2014
Today, there are an estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Under current immigration law, these individuals are barred from working legally and, as a result, regularly self-select into jobs that minimize their risk of detection and deportation. Most undocumented workers ultimately find themselves in low-wage jobs where they are susceptible to exploitation and unable to exert their labor rights. It’s a simple fact: our broken immigration system is forcing families to live under precarious financial conditions.
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Voter's Guides 2014: Federal Spending and You

October 8, 2014
When you look at how our federal government spends money, do you see the priorities of your family and your community reflected? Your own day to day priorities might include getting something on the table for dinner, volunteering at your child’s cash-strapped school, scheduling doctors’ visits, or...
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Join us for an Equal Pay and Minimum Wage Twitter Storm on October 8th!

October 6, 2014
October 8th marks the women’s online day of action to raise the minimum wage, as well as Latina Equal Pay Day. Please join @MomsRising for a Twitter Storm on October 8th from 3-4pm ET.
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Secret Life of FMLA: Shifting the Family Leave Conversation from She to We

October 2, 2014
I was out the other night with some of my colleagues and we were discussing ideas about what could help create a more supportive work culture at our university. The only two women at the table spoke about the need for more family friendly workplaces, specifically the need for paid family leave. We...
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Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

September 24, 2014
Well, they did it again. Senate Republican leaders last week blocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) bill that would let students refinance their college loans. It’s not the first time. They also did it in June. Don’t they understand that student loan debt is an emergency? It totals $1.2 trillion...
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Semana Nacional de Alfabetización para Adultos

September 23, 2014
La semana de alfabetización para adultos se llevó a cabo este mes con el propósito de crear conciencia sobre el importante papel que juega la educación básica en el bienestar social y personal, y para la seguridad económica de las familias. La habilidad para leer y escribir y hacer operaciones...
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Alicia Keys launches #WeAreHere movement with MomsRising, 11 other organizations

September 22, 2014
TERRIFIC BREAKING NEWS! Giant thank you to Alicia Keys for partnering with MomsRising.org & others in a big way for her ‪#‎WeAreHere‬ movement!
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Childcare - The Low Hanging Fruit

September 17, 2014
In today's economy, our lowest hanging fruit is childcare -- basic facilities (or homes) that offer children of low-to-moderate incomes a safe place to learn and socialize.
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