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What I Said At My Synagogue About MomsRising For Yom Kippur

September 25, 2015
As a long-time member of in North Carolina and an active member of my local synagogue, I was humbled when our Rabbi invited me to share about our work as part of this year’s Yom Kippur service. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism, also known as the Day of Atonement...

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Unshared Recovery: 46 Million Poor; Poverty Rate Unchanged

September 18, 2015
New data released by the Census Bureau show that poverty remains too high and the economic recovery is unshared.

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Thank you, President BarackObama For Advancing Paid Sick Days, Family Leave, PayEquity on Labor Day!

September 7, 2015
MomsRising Praises President Obama’s Labor Day Expansion of Paid Sick Days to Federal Contractors MomsRising Backs President Obama Urging Congress to Pass the Healthy Families Act and the FAMILY Act Earlier today, President Obama in a Labor Day address announced a new executive order expanding paid...

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8 Things Moms Don't Need on #LaborDay, or Any Other Day

September 6, 2015
Several companies recently announced new or expanded perks to help the mothers in their ranks: extending maternity leaves, paying to fly a baby and nanny when mom takes a work trip or to ship breast milk back home, offering a mother local work for the first year of her baby’s life, or allowing her...

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What the Debate over D.C.’s Minimum Wage is Missing

August 30, 2015
This Labor Day, worker pay is the topic du jour, with the District having recently raised its minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, and debate brewing over whether the increase is a truly livable wage for families struggling to make ends meet. As the head of a foundation focused on building economic...


Women Deserve a Voice on the Job and At the Ballot Box

August 26, 2015
* Co-authored by Page Gardner, Founder and President of the Voter Participation Center Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the 19th amendment being ratified granting millions of women the right to vote. In the 95 years since, women have used their votes to better their...

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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...

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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...

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America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

August 14, 2015
Cleats were part of my life before books. As a young female athlete, I learned to play soccer before kindergarten. Hooked from the moment my foot first kicked a ball, I've loved experiencing the benefits of being part of a team who wins, loses, attacks, defends, laughs, cries, and everything in...

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Why the New Overtime Proposal is a Win for Working Women

August 13, 2015
For months we’ve heard that the economy is finally moving in the right direction, except for one hitch: working people’s wages, particularly those of women, are not going up. One big reason: for years, millions of workers have clocked in more and more hours without ever seeing an extra cent in...

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