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Tell the Debate Moderator to Ask About Equal Pay and the Economy!

Posted October 17, 2016 by Ruth Martin

Whoa. It’s hard to even know what to expect in the upcoming 3rd presidential debate next Wednesday. There’s one thing we know for sure - some of the issues of greatest concern to women and our economy are not getting their due attention in these debates. Three hours and two debates later, none of the debate [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Whoa, postcard campaign is EXPLODING!

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kristin

Last week we asked important supporters like you to tap into your super powers and help turn out the women's vote. Well, A LOT OF YOU flexed your superhero muscles and volunteered to send handwritten notes to women voters, urging them to vote. WHICH IS AWESOME! But… reaching as many critical women voters as possible [...]

Posted Under: momsvote

Music to our ears!

Posted October 21, 2016 by Ruth Martin

Earlier this week Spotify, the music streaming service, announced they’re endorsing Sen. Gillibrand’s FAMILY Act: a federal bill that would create an insurance program that would provide workers--including those who are self-employed and/or work part time--with much-needed income while they, or a family member, deal with the arrival of a new baby, or a serious [...]

Three in Four Extremely Low Income Renters Spend More Than 50 Percent of Income on Rent

Posted October 20, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

Housing costs eat up an exorbitant amount of low-income families’ budgets. A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) shows that three-quarters of extremely low income (ELI) renter households, defined as earning no more than 30 percent of their area’s median income or the federal poverty guideline, whichever is higher, spend more than [...]

Teach Them Compassion

Posted October 20, 2016 by Jehanara Haider

In this age of excessive access to social media and instantaneous coverage of hyperbole rhetoric for the sake of ratings and followers, our children are constantly exposed to raw rantings. This influences their thoughts, emotions and perception of those around them. As a Muslim mother with a young son, it pains my heart when I [...]

Early voting has opened in NC! Get all your voting info here.

Posted October 20, 2016 by Beth Messersmith

It's ON, North Carolina. After an election season unlike any we've ever seen before, it's your turn to have the final say when you head to the voting booth. Early voting locations are open for you to cast your ballot now. It's time to own our power! Early voting opened in North Carolina on Thursday, [...]

Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life During the Fall and Holiday Season!

Posted October 20, 2016 by Abbie Gately

Welcome to our second installment of #MomsReading!  In this series, we discuss book suggestions and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional intelligence.You can check out our first blog post in the series: The fall and start of winter can be an exciting time for families: a [...]

Courageous Conversations: The 2016 Election

Posted October 20, 2016 by Lindsey Allard Agnamba

As we prepare to elect a new leader of our country, the vitriolic stump speeches and debates can tend to consume all of our time and attention. Children are also watching and listening, trying to make sense and meaning of the words, images, and feelings swirling around them and us. Children as young as three [...]