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Raise that wage.

April 21, 2016
Members of Congress and workers’ advocates today renewed their push for an increase in the hourly federal minimum wage to $12 – a move that would reflect the recent frenzy of state and local movement on the issue and would mean larger pay checks for 35 million Americans. Originally sponsored one...
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Vote Needed: New bumper sticker!

April 20, 2016
A few weeks ago, we asked supporters like you to come up with clever ideas for our new bumper sticker. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we sought a slogan to fire up and unite moms and show the power of our movement. You delivered! More than 500 creative supporters submitted ideas for our...
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Maverick, Violet, and How Trickle-Down Economics Fails to #ActOnPoverty

April 15, 2016
Maverick Bishop says he and his mom have stayed in every homeless shelter there is in San Francisco. When there wasn’t room in the shelters, they slept in hospital lobbies, along with other, even-less-desirable locations. Yesterday, he shared his story with members of Congress to try to protect and expand programs that helped him and his mom, and shed light on the need for more resources for programs to help others escape poverty.
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#MilitaryMonday: How filing your taxes can boost your military family!

April 11, 2016
Tax Day is coming up! Is your #milfamily prepared?
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Income Inequality: The Housing Struggle

April 8, 2016
“I was in Newark and Harlem just this week. And I walked into the homes of welfare mothers. I saw them in conditions—no, not with wall-to-wall carpet, but wall-to-wall rats and roaches. . . . [One mother] pointed out the walls with all the ceiling falling through. She showed me the holes where the...
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Fact of the Week: Lower-Income Renters Spend Nearly Half of Income on Rent

April 7, 2016
Investing in housing and renters' assistance improves the health outcomes of infants and children and lowers healthcare spending.
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Let's make early learning a priority in all cities

April 5, 2016
I know there’s a whole lot of yuck happening in national politics right now, but we have good news! In spite of all the yuck, local leaders are doing GREAT things on early learning across the country. Leaders like Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who is piloting an evidence-based 4-year universal pre-k...
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School Should Be A Pathway To Success, Not A Pipeline To Prison!

April 5, 2016
The stories are unbelievable ! A Queens first grader with learning disabilities was handcuffed by police and suspended from school when he became upset while painting an easter egg in class . Alexa Gonzalez, a 12-year-old Queens girl was suspended from school and hauled off in handcuffs for...
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1,000,000 Women, Mostly Mothers, Are Behind Bars Or On Parole In The United States

April 5, 2016
1,000,000 women, mostly mothers are behind bars or under criminal justice supervision in the United States . Two-thirds of the women in federal prisons are serving time for challenges related to nonviolent drug abuse. They need treatment and counseling, not incarceration. Our justice system is...
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The Wage Gap: Short-Changing Women and Families

April 4, 2016
Let's fast forward to the year 2059. My 11-year old daughter Lucy will be 55, and my two-year old twins, Cecilia and Eleanor, will turn 45. It's fun to contemplate all that they might achieve over the next four decades. It's not so fun to think about the fact that it will take this long —4 0 years...
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