August 2, 2014This week, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report about Social Security’s finances. As usual, opponents jumped all over it, sounding the alarm bells and calling for drastic cuts. But they got it all wrong: rather than cutting Social Security we need to expand it in ways that would benefit everyone, and particularly women, who rely on the program so much.
August 2, 2014Easy links to learn about Ryan's poverty plan - and the hard questions that must be asked about it.
August 2, 2014The Ryan poverty plan will create more poverty, not less.
August 2, 2014Extreme opposition to fair wages knows no bounds - and has proponents in Congress; but in the real world, the Live the Wage challenge shows how badly an increase is needed.
August 2, 2014Today's is the first day of 2014 World Breastfeeding Week. Just earlier this year, Iowa Public Radio broadcasted a remarkable story about Linda Eaton. Eaton was an Iowa City Firefighter. Thirty-five years ago, she continued to breastfeed her child at work against orders from her supervisor, and a breastfeeding discussion was launched locally and gained national attention.
August 1, 2014Queremos agradecer a todas las personas que participaron en el sorteo de MomsRising.org para celebrar el lanzamiento de nuestra nueva página en español MamásConPoder.org . Tuvimos una respuesta extraordinaria por parte de toda la comunidad, mucha gente participó en el sorteo de dos regalos grátis, cada uno con una bolsa de mercado y aretes de Women's Peace Collection , una hermosa pulsera de The Orphaned Earring , y una camiseta y botella para el agua con el logotipo de MomsRising. Hoy tenemos el gusto de anunciar a las dos ganadoras de los premios: Indhira Baez and Viridiana Montesino ¡...
July 30, 2014To highlight just how difficult it is to live on $7.25 – around $15,000 a year for a full-time worker – a host of advocacy groups including MomsRising and the National Employment Law Project (where I work) has issued a challenge: try it.
July 30, 2014Una de las realidades de hoy en día es que las mujeres toman tres cuartos de las decisiones de compras en nuestra economía, y cuando las personas no tienen dinero para gastar, nuestra economía sufre como consecuencia.
July 24, 2014Today marks the five year anniversary since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. Workers making only $15,080 per year haven't seen a raise in five long years. This is hurting women, families, and our economy. It's time to tell Congress to #RaisetheWage!
July 23, 2014Improvement. It’s a subjective word, I guess. Otherwise how does H.B. 4935 get to call itself the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014? The House is set to vote on the bill this week , and although it sounds like a winner, for millions of low-income working families it is exactly the opposite. First, a little background. The Child Tax Credit was created in 1997 to help families meet the expenses of raising children. Since then, it has had a couple of edits (dare I say improvements ?) that make it more valuable to lower-income families. In 2003, the credit value was raised from $500 to $1,...