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Family Caregivers, the Future, and Now

June 5, 2014
My friend and colleague in the fight for family caregivers, Janice Lynch Schuster, recently had a conversation with her children about what may happen when she becomes older. It went like this, as Janice wrote in Fierce Urgency of Now: Family Caregivers and the Future that is Upon Us for the blog Disruptive Women in Health Care: Just before Mother’s Day, I was a guest on an Al-Jazeera news segment focused on the challenges of aging in America. It was my first-ever news appearance, and, later, I proudly showed a recording to my adult daughters when they came by to visit. The segment included a...
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Celebrate with Us!

June 3, 2014
After countless hours of planning, writing and a lot of behind-the-scenes work, we are pleased to unveil MomsRising’s new Spanish-language website for the Latino community, MamásConPoder.org!
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¡Celebre con nosotras nuestro nuevo sitio!

June 3, 2014
Después de muchas horas de trabajo detrás del telón, estamos muy contentas de presentarles MamásConPoder.org , la comunidad de habla hispana de MomsRising.org . Como mamás latinas conscientes de la situación política actual, estamos muy orgullosas de ser parte de éste proyecto donde MomsRising.org está dando un espacio de expresión y participación a nuestra comunidad. Sabemos que las mamás nos preocupamos por el futuro de nuestras familias y todo lo que afecta a nuestra comunidad incluyendo temas como son: una reforma migratoria justa, programas de aprendizaje de alta calidad para nuestros...
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Queering the Wage Gap

June 2, 2014
It has been over 50 years since John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, but we are still fighting for equal pay for equal work for all. Right now the wage gap is kind of like the faces on U.S. money...only straight white men earn full dollars. Everyone else is left with pocket change. The graphic above shows the average wage gap for all women (77 cents) and the averages for Black and Latino men (76 cents & 61 cents) and women (64 cents & 55 cents). When you add children to the mix, the numbers for women get worse. Mothers of any race, on average, earn less than their non-parenting...
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Leading by Leaning On Each Other

May 22, 2014
How I learned that in order to lead, women (and parents!) need to lean on each other.
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ACA's Next Phase Can Continue to Benefit from CHIP's Best Practices

May 22, 2014
The open enrollment period for Marketplace coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has ended and supporters of the legislation are finished celebrating the accomplishment of exceeding enrollment goals despite a rocky start. Nonetheless, this continues to be an important time for ACA outreach and enrollment efforts.
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Senator Warren Calls for Innovation to Address Unfair Scheduling Practices

May 22, 2014
By Amy Tannenbaum and Liz Watson , National Women's Law Center Cross-posted from NWLC's blog At Tuesday’s HELP Committee hearing on women’s economic security Senator Warren called attention to the extreme challenges workers in low-wage jobs with unstable and unpredictable schedules often face – including the challenge of getting their schedules at the last minute, having hours that vary dramatically from week to week or month to month, having little ability to alter the timing of their work hours without facing a penalty, and working too few hours to make ends meet. Senator Warren said: “[the...
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If your boss disapproves of birth control, Can he take it out of your health coverage?

May 21, 2014
OMG: The Supreme Court is about to decide whether your boss can strip birth control out of your health coverage simply because he disapproves of it. In her latest blog series, One Mom's Career In Sex Law, Roberta Riley sheds light on this troubling new affront directed against American women.
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La reforma migratoria no puede esperar

May 14, 2014
Por Rosa El domingo pasado, por undécimo año consecutivo, llamé a mi madre para desearle un "feliz día de la madre", pero no pude verla. Soy una de los 12 millones de personas indocumentadas en Estados Unidos. Por más que quisiera ver a mi madre, ir a mi casa en Honduras podría significar no regresar a Estados Unidos. Como principal sostén de mi familia, no puedo dejar que eso suceda. Honduras es uno de los países más pobres en América Latina; un tercio de las personas que viven mi país sobrevive con menos de un dólar al día. En casa hay muy pocos puestos de trabajo y pocas oportunidades;...
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“It Blows My Mind that I Have to Sign a Law”: Massachusetts becomes 21st State with a Law Against Shackling Pregnant Women

May 16, 2014
After signing a bill to outlaw the shackling of women in labor, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told the packed room, “It blows my mind that I have to sign a law for that.”
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