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Trick or Treat! #PaidLeave4DC

October 17, 2016
This fall, more than just the leaves on DC trees are going to change. The leaves that working families take from work to fight cancer, take care of a newborn, or care for an aging parent are overdue for change – they need to be PAID! The DC Council is back in session, the clock is ticking, and we must make sure the Council does the right thing by passing the Universal Paid Leave Act.
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My Letter from President Obama

October 12, 2016
My combined maternity leave through 4 different pregnancies is still far less than the 6 weeks that is suggested by our medical community for a new mom to take off to heal from just one delivery. My goal in life is to leave the world better for my children. That's why I wrote my state legislature, my U.S. Congressional members and the President. Of everyone I wrote, I never dreamed I would hear from the President.
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Fact of the Week: 600,000 employees will gain paid sick days

October 7, 2016
If you’ve been to a doctor’s office or pharmacy lately, you’ve seen the signs announcing that flu season is here, and urging you to get your flu shot now. Even if I do get the flu, I’ll count myself among the luckier ones, because my employer provides me with paid sick days. Not everyone is so lucky. The U.S. is one of only a few rich countries that doesn’t guarantee workers paid sick leave. Roughly 41 million workers in our country lack this basic protection to care for themselves or a sick family member. Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a step toward fixing this.
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How 2 minutes of your time - TODAY - can help millions

October 7, 2016
“Not long ago, Renee Bergeron—a single mother from Duluth, Minnesota—was between paychecks and took out a small payday loan to help cover her rent. Once her payday came around, Bergeron found—much to her dismay—that she was unable to pay her basic bills and also make her loan repayment. As a result...
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My Personal Story: Why President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days Will Boost Families

October 4, 2016
As a former federal contractor without the ability to earn paid sick days, I know firsthand what an incredible impact President Obama's Executive Rrder will have on families’ economic security and peace of mind.
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We’ve got less than 24 hours - Push to Reform Sentencing and Repair Families!

September 29, 2016
I know firsthand how harmful our country's harsh sentencing policies can be for children and families. When my father was incarcerated for a non-violent drug charge it was devastating for our family. He was a veteran with no prior criminal history, but due to our country’s harsh sentencing laws, he...
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MomsRising Praises Administration Actions to Expand Paid Sick Leave, Improve Enforcement of Equal Pay Laws

September 29, 2016
There are a wide range of issues that affect family economic security, but two that consistently rise to the top are: Access to paid sick days and equal pay. Today the White House announced two actions, addressing each of these crucial issues. MomsRising members across the nation, tens of thousands...
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GIANT Thank You for Dayton Early Learning Champions!

September 28, 2016
We are getting geared up to deliver a GIANT thank you card to local Dayton, OH leaders for being early learning champions on October 19th! Yes – you heard that right! Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton City Commissioners Matt Joseph, Jeffrey J. Mims,Chris Shaw, and Joey Williams have been leading the way...
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#MilitaryMonday: Why Military Spouses Can't Have it All

September 26, 2016
In mid-July, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) published the first in a three-part series regarding military spouse employment, titled The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent. The purpose of the study was: “to outline some of the...
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The Power of Being Together: We Won't Wait 2016

September 23, 2016
There's nothing quite like being together in person. The opportunity to put aside the practice of tracking likes and clicks in favor of tuning into a feeling and noting another person's expression. When we are together in person, different questions arise - "Are we really united?", "Do we value...
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Women’s March on Washington and Sister Marches Across the Country

January 21, 2017

No matter where we are, in person or in spirit, we are marching together!

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