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Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform

October 8, 2014
Today, there are an estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Under current immigration law, these individuals are barred from working legally and, as a result, regularly self-select into jobs that minimize their risk of detection and deportation. Most undocumented workers ultimately find themselves in low-wage jobs where they are susceptible to exploitation and unable to exert their labor rights. It’s a simple fact: our broken immigration system is forcing families to live under precarious financial conditions.
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¡Saludos! Necesitamos su firma para ayudar a los niños de la frontera

October 1, 2014
Son pequeños, tan pequeños como lo son nuestros hijos hoy en día, o lo fueron. Están solos y con miedo. Miles de niños refugiados de Centroamérica están llegando solos a la frontera de Estados Unidos sin nadie que los proteja, muchos huyen de sus casas debido al crimen organizado, pandillas y...
Mary O's picture

Affordable Health Care Would Spare Immigrant Women Crises Like Mine

September 30, 2014
I remember when I first found out I would be unable to have children. My doctor said, “if only” I had only gotten my obviously out-of-the-ordinary menstrual cycle and ovarian pain checked out early, then treatment would have been more effective.
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Centro de Detención: Ningún Lugar Para Niños o Familias

September 15, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . Nota de la editora: MamásConPoder.org / MomsRising.org tiene una petición pidiéndo al Presidente Obama y al Congreso estadounidense que traten los niños refugiados de Centroamérica con dignidad, que aseguren satisfacer sus necesidades inmediatas y que...
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Ensure Fair Wages for Home Care Workers for Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2014
Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. It has been almost a century since that historic occasion, and women have made enormous progress toward political and social equality. But when it comes to economic equity,...
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5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

August 20, 2014
August is a prime time to tell your Congressperson your thoughts on the federal budget issues that matter to women, families, and children, including Iraq, immigration, corporate taxes, unemployment benefits, and more.
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La Crisis de Niños Refugiados: Nos duele en el alma… pero podemos encontrar soluciones

August 4, 2014
Estos niños son pequeños, tan pequeños como los nuestros lo son en este momento o lo fueron antes. Están solos y con miedo. Miles de niños refugiados que vienen de Centroamérica están llegando solos a la frontera de Estados Unidos y México sin alguien que los cuide o proteja, muchos de ellos vienen...
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The Child Refugee Crisis: Our hearts are breaking...and we can find solutions

August 4, 2014
Tens of thousands of child refugees from Central America are arriving alone at the U.S. border without anyone to protect them, many driven from their homes by organized crime, gangs, and violence.
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New Q and A on the Child Refugee Crisis

August 2, 2014
Q and A's to learn important facts about the children urgently seeking refuge in our country.
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Detention: No Place for Children or Families

July 30, 2014
Over the past few weeks the stories of child refugees fleeing unspeakable violence in Central America, as well as their uncertain fate in the hands of U.S. policymakers, has been the focus of headlines around the country. What has been more difficult to follow is what is happening to the influx of refugee mothers who have recently fled to the U.S. with their children, many just toddlers and babies.
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