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My Personal Story: Why President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days Will Boost Families

October 4, 2016
As a former federal contractor without the ability to earn paid sick days, I know firsthand what an incredible impact President Obama's Executive Rrder will have on families’ economic security and peace of mind.
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Equal Access to Abortion is Long Overdue: 40 Years of the Hyde Amendment

September 30, 2016
“ The Hyde Amendment is designed to deprive poor and minority women of the constitutional right to choose abortion.” – Justice Thurgood Marshall September 30th marks 40 years of the Hyde Amendment, the federal policy that denies access to abortion to millions who rely on government-funded health...
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We’ve got less than 24 hours - Push to Reform Sentencing and Repair Families!

September 29, 2016
I know firsthand how harmful our country's harsh sentencing policies can be for children and families. When my father was incarcerated for a non-violent drug charge it was devastating for our family. He was a veteran with no prior criminal history, but due to our country’s harsh sentencing laws, he...
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Why White Parents Need to Talk About Race

September 28, 2016
Thursday, I took my children to school and came home to cook my breakfast, to drink a reheated cup of coffee, to write in the silent safety of my home. I spent Wednesday on keyboard advocacy and deliberately teaching my kids about race. I’m white, my sons, 9 and 7, are also white. This wasn’t the...
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My Family Won't Wait

September 25, 2016
I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and...
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Two Black fathers shot dead for nothing.

September 23, 2016
Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina, had been waiting in his car for his son to arrive home from school, and Terence Crutcher, of Tulsa, Oklahoma had been waiting at the side of the road after his truck stalled. Both men are now dead, wrongfully gunned down by police. Both are Black men...
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Quick Action: Support workers who want to vote!

September 21, 2016
Four years ago, Regina got up early to vote before her workday started at Walmart. It ended up taking two hours to cast her ballot. Thankfully, she made it to work just in time, but voting shouldn’t be that stressful! No worker at Walmart, or any other business, should have to worry about facing a...
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One Minute Justice

September 14, 2016
Recently, I addressed the NC Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice public hearing held in Wilmington, NC, advocating raising the age from 16 to 18 years old for prosecution under the adult justice system. There are only 2 states that prosecute 16- and 17-yr-olds as adults, North...
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Childhood violence and the Whac-A-Mole effect

September 6, 2016
Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence?
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Declining TANF Child Care Funds Underscore Need for Major Child Care Investment

August 31, 2016
August marks the 20th anniversary of welfare reform , which created the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As part of welfare reform, Congress also made new investments in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) recognizing that low-income mothers need help...
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