Blog Post List
November 15, 2010
It’s getting down to the wire, so today we made a last minute mad dash into the city to tell Senator Brown why the Paycheck Fairness Act is so important to moms in Massachusetts. Members met at Sen. Brown’s office with clam cookies in hand to give voice to the experiences of moms who are missing some clams out of our paychecks! MomsRising members stand up for Paycheck Fairness at Sen. Scott Brown's office! Luckily we were able to address some of the Senator's main concerns and have a dialogue about the simple measures the Paycheck Fairness Act will create in its passing (fingers crossed!) ...
October 7, 2009
Myself and about 20 other Moms Rising members and kids packed the room with supporters of the bill. Our kid’s fell asleep in the aisles listening to all the suits talk, they snacked away through lovely speeches in support of the bill from Rep Kay Khan and Ellen Story, and even made a couple security guards snicker!
October 6, 2009
I heard the wonderful Dr. Barbara Ferrer speak on Boston’s NPR station about the recent study conducted after this spring’s influenza/H1N1 outbreak. She was asked to comment on the fact that H1N1 had disproportionately affected blacks and Latinos in the Boston metro area and why this may be. Three-quarters of those infected with swine flu in Mass are Black or Latino. One of the main reasons she gave was that people can’t stay home when they are sick because of lack of paid sick leave. NPR also commented that Mayor Meninno is asking businesses to “let workers stay home.” As a low income mother...