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13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

June 19, 2015
For Father's Day, let's honor dads by protecting key low-income tax credits that help 13 million working fathers and their families.
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A Holiday Is Nice -- But What Fathers Really Need is Paid Leave

June 19, 2015
In recent years, the United States' failure to provide paid maternity leave has met with scorn from everyone from U.S. senators to late night comedians. This is well deserved: the U.S. remains the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee at least some paid leave to new moms, despite its proven benefits for both maternal and child health. Yet the bigger issue globally is paternity leave. Today, while 96% of countries provide paid leave to mothers, only 49% provide any leave to fathers--and among those that do, it's often for two weeks or less. By granting leave only to mothers, governments worldwide have embedded inequality in the law.
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Let's Make New York State Next!

June 17, 2015
You shouldn’t have to get lucky to get paid family (maternity, paternity, and medical) leave in New York state but it sure feels like you do. That’s because right now only 12% of employees in the U.S. have access to paid family leave through their employer. But, good news! We can change this! We...
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#LeadOnLeave with US Secretary of Labor, Senior White House Advisor, Small Business Owner, MomsRising, and YOU!

June 14, 2015
Because of people like you, the push for paid family/maternity/paternity leave has become a national conversation. And people are noticing. States, cities, and businesses across the country are taking action to expand paid leave to help more working families succeed. Because of you, paid family/...
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Yes! I can deliver a #Mission Possible packet to my local member of Congress!

June 10, 2015
In response to our #MissionPossible campaign to show lawmakers that building a stronger economy for working families and our nation IS mission possible, over one thousand people signed up to drop off booklets directly to their local member of Congress before June 21st. The booklet is an educational...
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A Working Mom Shaping the Lives of Future Generations

May 23, 2015
"It’s always hard for Maui kids to go to the mainland for school—especially that far. It’s a big change, geographically and culturally, and these students had the additional challenges that women in math and science face. I ended up communicating with both of them a lot for the four years they were going to school—counseling them to basically hang in there. And they did!"
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#MissionPossible: Building a Stronger Economy for Women & Families

May 13, 2015
Earlier today, MomsRising members, staff and volunteers stood with more than 30 organizations, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and numerous other U.S. Representatives, on Capitol Hill to send a message loud and clear that it is indeed #MissionPossible to build a strong economy for families, women...
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Chocolate is Nice. But Equality is Better.

May 10, 2015
I love chocolates and flowers and brunch as much as any mom. But what I really want for Mother’s Day can’t be bought in a store. For Mother’s Day, and EVERY DAY, I want moms (and dads!) to be able to take a day off from work when they (or their kids) get the flu, or strep throat, or other illness;...
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What MOMentum Has Accomplished in 2015 (So Far!)!

May 4, 2015
Well, you’ve done it again. And this time, you even got everyone in the U.S. Senate to agree on something. Every. Single. Senator. Yes, you heard that right! All members of the U.S. Senate actually agreed on something... and that something was the fact that pregnant workers shouldn't be...
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What Ellen Pao Overlooked...and Gawker Writers Get Right

April 30, 2015
Earlier this month, the CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao, announced the company would no longer allow employees to negotiate their salaries. Pao explained the move was an attempt to close the pay gap between women and men since, based on her experience, women are worse negotiators than men and as she put...
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