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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 spoke about patched together leave that we or other women we knew had managed for the births of children. I told them that I was only able to take three weeks for the birth of my second son because I couldn’t afford to take unpaid leave and I didn’t have enough sick days to cover longer. My female...
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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—and yes, that’s with a “T.” Sen. Warren’s bill would help 25 million student loan borrowers, saving them each an average of $2,000. It would help them, if not for the Republican leaders’ refusal to allow a vote on the bill. Once again, the Republicans are choosing to protect their millionaire and...
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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 aritméticas básicas son factores determinantes del crecimiento económico y progreso social de los países, así como para alcanzar la prosperidad y el desarrollo personal y familiar. En Estados Unidos, 36 millones de adultos tienen bajos niveles de alfabetización— lo que significa que no son capaces de...
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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 & 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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Historic: US Senate Just Advanced Paycheck Fairness Act

September 10, 2014
BREAKING! Due in no small part to your efforts, letters, calls, stories, and testimony, the U.S. Senate just advanced the Paycheck Fairness Act in a historic vote. But the bill isn't fully passed yet.
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URGENT: Senators Voting on Fair Pay, Minimum Wage Bills

September 9, 2014
Breaking news: The U.S. Senate could vote soon on the Paycheck Fairness Act and on the Fair Minimum Wage Act. Votes could happen as early as Wednesday, September 10. Time is short! And your voice is needed now to let Congress know we're paying attention to how they vote -- and we expect them to step up for women and families.
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Once again, Medicaid saved the day

September 9, 2014
I have relied on Medicaid for both my daughter and I on and off since she was a toddler. Not long after graduating with my MA in Family Counseling, my daughter and I were left without health insurance, since I was no longer allowed to purchase the university's group health plan. With my first job out of college being part-time and for very little pay, I was forced to get us Medicaid coverage—and I couldn’t have been more thankful. That was the first time Medicaid saved the day. I eventually found full-time work and purchased an individual plan for myself, but my daughter remained on Medicaid...
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I'm a Koch Sister, Too!

September 8, 2014
You’ve heard of the Koch Brothers, the ultra-rich, corporate extremists whose deep pockets are flooding election-season airwaves. Too often, their goals are part of a political playbook to drive down wages, cut Social Security and Medicare and secure more corporate tax breaks at the expense of our environment. Their money may dominate American politics and law-making, but their values and ideals sure don’t. We have a better alternative. Meet The Koch Sisters , Karen and Joyce, who share the same last name but not the same values as the infamous Koch Brothers. They’re not related to David and...
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