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OUTRAGEOUS! Senate blocks minimum wage vote!

April 30, 2014
The Senate just BLOCKED a vote that would give millions of minimum wage workers a raise. So now what? Moms need to double down. We need to get turbo charged! And MomsRising needs your help....and contribution...to continue our efforts to advocate for working families.
Elyssa Koidin's picture

The Senate has a chance to raise the wage AND close the wage gap

April 29, 2014
The Senate is going to vote tomorrow to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10. This bill would not only raise the wage but also help address the wage gap between men and women. The Senate needs to hear from YOU!
Elyssa Koidin's picture

The Collateral Damage of Scheduling Challenges in Low-Wage Jobs

April 25, 2014
When policymakers discuss solutions to help nearly 20 million low-wage workers make ends meet, the focus is often on raising wages. Raising the minimum wage and tipped minimum wage would go a long way to help these workers, but ...
Liz Watson's picture

Exciting New Developments for Domestic Violence Survivors Who Need Help Paying for Health Insurance

April 21, 2014
Thanks to recent IRS guidance —and an extended deadline (through May 30!) to sign-up for health insurance—domestic violence survivors who are living apart from an abusive spouse can now access subsidies to help them afford the cost of health insurance. Until now, unless a married couple was legally separated or met very narrow head of household filing status requirements , they had to file their taxes jointly in order to be eligible for subsidies to help them afford health insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace — no exceptions . The new IRS guidance makes it clear that domestic violence...
Susanna Birdsong's picture

The Economics of Midlife Motherhood (Part II)

April 14, 2014
In Part I of this guest post by Cyma Shapiro, we explored the fundamental economics of choosing midlife mothering. Here, we listen to experts and midlife mothers weigh-in on this increasingly prevalent life choice. You can pop back to Part I of this post , if you wish, to refresh your recollection before moving on to Part II. What price will women pay to achieve motherhood? At what cost will someone over age 40 go to, to fulfill a dream of loving, nurturing and having a family? Does the increasing number of women choosing new older parenting mean that the sheer economics of it all require...
Valerie Young's picture

OUTRAGE: Senate says "No" to Equal Pay!

April 9, 2014
Are you kidding me?!? Some members of the U.S. Senate just used a procedural move to BLOCK a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act . We will hold them accountable. We need 1,000 contributions by midnight tomorrow night to turbocharge our campaign for equal pay! Join us and pitch in $5 or more right now. What happened? Because of Senate rules, at least 60 senators needed to vote "yes" on a procedural motion called “cloture” in order to bring the Paycheck Fairness Act up for a vote on the Senate floor. The Senate voted 53-44 against cloture, blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving forward...
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Building Momentum on Unemployment Insurance

April 9, 2014
We are building momentum! On Monday , the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill that will restore federal unemployment insurance benefits to the more than 2 million people that lost these vital benefits since December 28th, when the program expired. But our work isn’t done yet… Now it is up to the U.S. House of Representatives to make the final vote and we are this close to getting it passed! We need some MOMentum to get this one to the finished line. The more of us who write to our leaders, the faster this policy will (finally) pass! I’m sending a letter now. Will you? You can write your U.S...
Elyssa Koidin's picture

So Done With Unequal Pay! #NoMoreMadMenPay

April 8, 2014
Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. My son was absolutely amazing, and he was also born with an immune system deficiency. I had to leave my full-time job. Since my mom was single for much of my childhood, I was haunted by the "what ifs." What if I didn't have a husband with an income and job-based healthcare? My situation could've been a disaster. My son is now healthy, as is my daughter. But not everyone is so lucky. For too many, motherhood is a...
Kristin's picture

End of Mad Men Pay

April 8, 2014
I am proud to support President Barack Obama's executive orders to promote and protect equal pay for women. The first executive order would protect federal employees who share salary information with one another. The second executive order will instruct the Secretary of Labor to create regulations requiring federal contractors to disclose salary information. This will ensure women start receiving the same legal protections against pay discrimination currently provided to protect against pay discrimination based on race and ethnicity. I have been fighting to get these protections passed for...
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Making Women’s History: From Patsy Mink to Paycheck Fairness

April 8, 2014
I was a bit surprised by the lack of coverage for Women’s History Month this year, particularly in the state where I live, since so many women who improved the lives of working families were pivotal to Hawaii's history. It is essential that we continue to remember these women. While many people are aware of Congresswoman Patsy Mink’s accomplishments , many are not as familiar with Harriet Bouslog , Hawaii’s first female labor and civil rights attorney, or ILWU social worker Ah Quon McElrath . Yet like Mink, the significance of their achievements extends far beyond the advances they made as...
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