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Heather’s new health coverage gave her the courage to start her own salon

April 5, 2015
I dashed straight from a lap swim into Heather’s salon recently, sporting, what my husband calls, a fright wig. When I first got to know Heather, now 29, she was working at someone else's salon. Her unfailing ability to restore calm to my unruly locks has stood the test of many, many lap swims. In...
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Unions Are a Woman's Best Friend

April 2, 2015
With National Women’s History Month behind us now, it’s still important to celebrate the great strides women have made over the past decades. It is equally important to remember how many women workers still don’t have the basic necessities they need to support themselves and their families. The...
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Get Your Buns Covered

March 26, 2015
Mary first caught my eye as she strode down a busy thoroughfare in a flimsy hospital gown, with the sun glistening off (what looked like) her bare buttocks. "Uncovered” was the message on her sign. She and her friends, Seattle’s Raging Grannies , took to the streets that day, alongside thousands of...
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The ACA at Five: Incredible Progress Already and More to Come

March 25, 2015
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has had tremendously positive implications for the health and economic security of women and families. Today, President Obama launched a new forum to help achieve the law's full promise.
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The 8 Head Smacker Budget

March 20, 2015
The House Budget Committee recently released its FY 2016 budget proposal . There were just too many Head Smackers in it to narrow it down to one, so we came up with eight. Below are slides highlighting the most Head Smacking parts of it. The Coalition on Human Needs' SAVE for All Campaign has four...
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Don't Leave Children Short

March 20, 2015
Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians will continue to give seniors the care they need is widely considered must-pass...
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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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