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For Moms & Moms-to-be the Personal Is Political

December 30, 2010
Cross posted from the Young Women's Leadership Program Blog: Words of Wisdom from Worldly Young Women As I scrolled through my newsfeed on my Facebook page this week I came across a posting written by a friend who has two young children that read, “I make $4.26 a week after daycare. Oh, the joys of...
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Meet me in Hartford to Stand Up for CT Families!

December 29, 2010
Can you meet on Wednesday, January 5 at the state capitol in Hartford (in the first floor rotunda) at 11am? Hope you can come! (And feel free to bring friends and kids too). Why? Because we need to make sure that every legislator in Hartford knows that paid sick days are a priority for Connecticut...
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Healthy Workplaces Are Nothing to Sneeze At

December 21, 2010
Although millions of workers nationwide are struggling with reduced benefits and rising health care costs, a recent piece in USA Today revealed those at the top continue to receive top-notch health perks. At one company, executives receive $10,000 per illness for expenses not covered under the...
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NYC Speaker Chris Quinn needs a human alarm clock!

December 15, 2010
When New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn walked out of negotiations on the paid sick days bill in October she promised to review her position every two months. [1] Well, today is the two month mark and it’s time for the human alarm clock to ring! Remind NYC Council Speaker Quinn that over...
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Paid sick days for Connecticut families – the gift to get!

December 15, 2010
It’s the season of giving – and if you’re like me and haven’t started your holiday shopping, we’ve got the perfect gift suggestion for you: Paid sick days for all our friends and family in Connecticut! Paid sick days - a gift all CT families can use! Because Governor-elect Dan Malloy not only...
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The Real Meaning of A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2010
I've been thinking over at Raising Generation O lately about the Christmas Spirit. About giving , and teaching children about gratitude and charity, but also about fairness, justice, equity--and how these relate to the season's spirit. At the end of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Caro l (the real,...

Quick Poll: Do You Have a "Hospital Fantasy"?

December 6, 2010
It all started a few months ago when a friend of mine made a confession: Sometimes she fantasizes about getting into a minor car accident so that she'll have to go to the hospital for a few days. My friend doesn't have a death wish, she's just so stressed out working and taking care of her kids that a hospital visit sounds tantalizingly restful.
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Paid Sick Days: Washington, D.C.

December 2, 2010
The movement to enact paid sick days laws is gaining momentum and implementation in some cities is providing helpful insights. Washington, D.C. is one of them. To educate advocates and the public about D.C.’s law, CLASP has launched a new webpage for information and resources specific to D.C. In...
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Economic Might Makes Right? NY City Council's Moral Choice

November 29, 2010
This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post When explaining her reasons for killing paid sick leave legislation earlier this year, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said that the economic costs associated with the bill would be too great. The bill's opponents--including Mayor...

Live from the House, it’s Nancy Pelosi!

October 31, 2010
Recently, Speaker Nancy Pelosi participated in a Tweetchat organized by MomsRising. The questions poured in from a diverse group of participants. Dozens of individuals, bloggers, organizations, media and even a fellow legislator (Rep. Rosa Delauro) joined in to chat about everything from the latest...
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