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New housing rule protects most vulnerable women from sexual harassment in their home

October 22, 2015
A home should be a refuge and a place of comfort. But for many women their landlords are a source of fear, demanding sexual favors along with rent money. This kind of sexual harassment isn’t often in the news cycle but it happens routinely, just below the radar, and it’s one of the subjects of a...

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Death By a Thousand Cuts

October 21, 2015
I grew up solidly middle class. So much has changed since then. We expect more. Two cars, not one. More than one television per household. Air conditioning, not fans. All the new gadgets. What has also changed is that health care costs have soared. Cars and housing take up a larger percentage of...

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Women Workers and Unpredictable Scheduling

October 20, 2015
Unpredictable work schedules for hourly, low wage workers are on the rise in the US. These last minute, just-in-time schedules have a disproportionatel impact women workers and their families. On Wednesday, October 21 California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Charing an Assembly Select Committee...

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Are you one of the 56% American Mothers Who “Prefer” to Stay Home?

October 17, 2015
New data from Gallup suggests that 56% of moms would prefer to stay home with kids than work outside the home, and 39% of women without young children would like the role of a homemaker. This is down from recent years. According to Gallup, in the late 1990s to early 2000s, more than half of women...

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Congress: Stop Scaring Us

October 15, 2015
Tell Congress: Don't scare us - get to work! Increase the debt limit and #StopTheCuts by Halloween.

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Pregnant & Standing All Day in Pennsylvania?

October 14, 2015
Do you think it’s absurd that some employers can still fire pregnant workers for things like, oh, needing to go to the bathroom, or for asking to sit instead of stand at a cash register? And do you believe that no one's best interests are served when moms are forced to pump breastmilk in a bathroom...

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Twitterstorm 10/21: Tell Congress to Get to Work and #StopTheCuts

October 14, 2015
Tell Congress real people are harmed when vital programs are cut. Join the #StopTheCuts twitterstorm Oct. 21, 2015 at 1pm ET.

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“All In” in New Hampshire - What Paid Family Leave Means for Our Families

October 7, 2015
Recently, author Josh Levs was interviewed on NHPR’s The Exchange about his new book “All In” in which he advocates for changing the policies around paid family leave in the United States. I am thrilled to see that this issue is being discussed in New Hampshire, and want to thank the Women’s Foundation for bringing Levs in to talk about this critical issue.

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New Hampshire! What does a family friendly workplace look like to you?

October 7, 2015
There is so much going on in New Hampshire. The foliage is changing and candidates are everywhere! There are discussions about paid leave, about strengthening the middle class and taking a stand for families and even more recently family friendly workplaces. But, I wonder - are we all talking the...

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Paternity Leave Empowers Dads to Help with Breastfeeding

September 30, 2015
Chinese University of Hong Kong recently implemented a policy allowing mothers breastfeeding breaks. The policy was criticized by an anonymous Internet user, claiming it’s “unjust to men.” The post went viral and became the subject of a backlash from other Internet users. Some said, “We’re sure the...

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