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Wage Inequality Grew in 2015 - for the 35th Year in a Row

March 25, 2016
A new report confirms what many Americans feel every day: the wage gap between the top and everyone else continued to grow. To ensure a rising tide indeed lifts all boats, we need to raise the minimum wage, eliminate the gender wage gap, and expand overtime protections.
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Pregnancy Guidelines Your Doctor Wasn't Taught in Medical School

March 24, 2016
As a pregnant woman, there’s much to experience, much to do, and much to learn. You’ll navigate everything from whether you can still eat your favorite deli meat and change your cat’s litter, to the principles of your birth plan. Thankfully many women can count on dedicated prenatal care providers...
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Congress Insists on Cuts to Offset Emergencies and Food for Children but not for Corporate Tax Breaks

March 18, 2016
The same members of Congress who pushed for corporate tax breaks without offsets are now the ones calling for cuts to low-income programs to reduce the debt.
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¡Un millón de mujeres encarceladas en EE.UU.!

March 15, 2016
Un millón de mujeres , la mayoría madres de familia, están encarceladas en Estados Unidos. Dos tercios de las mujeres en las prisiones federales están encarceladas debido a casos no violentos de abuso de drogas. Necesitan tratamiento y terapia -- ¡no estar encarceladas! Nuestro sistema penal les...
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Have FOMO this Tax Season: Cash in on Credits

March 11, 2016
There were 7 million of you out there, many of them moms, who recently missed out on the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is a key opportunity during tax time for working Americans to infuse some cash into their households. For a filer with children -- this averaged to $3074 in 2013. Yet, year...
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Life as a Parent with an Unstable Work Schedule

March 10, 2016
Google family calendar. Outlook work calendar. The calendar app that syncs my electronic calendars on my phone. My 2016 annual planner. The calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. These are the tools that I use every day (in the attempt) to keep my schedule organized. As a full-time working mother...
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Join us on March 15th for the #TaxChat Tweetchat!

March 10, 2016
Join us as we talk taxes at our #TaxChat Tweetchat on March 15th!
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SENATE MUST ACT TO HELP FLINT RESIDENTS

March 4, 2016
Flint is experiencing a disaster and needs relief urgently. Senators should act now to stop the suffering and speed the process of repair.
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Since 2010, Human Needs Programs Suffer Congress' Budget Ax

March 1, 2016
A Coalition on Human Needs analysis released this week shows that over the past six years, dating back to fiscal year 2010, funding for many of our country’s most important priorities has shrunk. We need Congress to recognize that an investment in people is an investment in our economy, which would benefit everyone. We are seeing the harm now from years of cuts. It is time to rebuild.
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Fact of the Week: 85 Percent of Critical Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since 2010

February 24, 2016
Out of the more than 160 programs tracked by the Coalition on Human Needs that assist low-income people, 139 saw funding cuts from FY2010 through FY2016. Only 25 programs actually received an increase in funding over this time.
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