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The first week of June, David Jay of the Center for Humane Technology and I co-hosted a Living Room Conversation about how technology is impacting our relationships, a conversation titled Digital Dialogue . Conversation participants were two teens, a leader in the world of mindfulness, a new father, and two mothers–one with children 12 and under, one the mother of adults. What a thought provoking conversation! It was an opportunity to reflect together on how technology is changing our...
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Joan Blades
Once again, the Trump Administration and Congress are headed towards the brink. In September, services we need may come to a screeching halt unless new funding levels and the federal government’s authority to borrow are renewed. Since Congress will be leaving for August recess in a few weeks, these vital funding conversations are happening this week! Congress must act soon to agree on spending levels and to raise the limits on federal borrowing (the “debt ceiling”). And the time to speak out is...
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Check out three top posts from the MomsRising blog in the last week: Read our statement on raising the minimum wage, check out a small business owner's perspective on WA paid leave, and take action on the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies-->
I am the founder and CEO of The Derschang Group ; a mix of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Seattle, Washington. My first business was Linda’s Tavern, established in 1994, a neighborhood bar that’s become a Capitol Hill institution. In the decades since, I’ve launched eleven bars and restaurants are now part of Seattle’s social fabric. The core part of my business’s success is the amazing team of staff who bring it to life every day. I want our employees to have jobs with living wages and...
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Linda Derschang
MomsRising members from across the country are telling us that they are scared. Members who are women of color and immigrants, and those based in North Carolina, in particular, found the chants of ‘send her back’ at President Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last night to be terrifying. Moms fear for their children and their families; some tell us they are afraid to send their children to Eastern Carolina University this fall. Last weekend brought one of the most revolting, racist attacks...
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Beth Messersmith
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, including hot items on taxes, family separation, childcare, and more. Your voice is urgently needed; please scroll through to be sure you've signed them all. Then share with friends and family, too! 1. Speak Out: Every Member of Congress Must Stand up Against Trump’s Racism BACKGROUND: President Trump said he’s not concerned about being a racist, because “many people agree with me.” This was in reference to his tweet last...
"We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for standing up for low-wage workers and families by passing the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the paychecks of millions of moms and help lift families out of poverty. Today’s action was long overdue. Congress has not increased the minimum wage in more than a decade while corporations have raked in huge profits. Millions of working families are struggling to cover their basic needs and are without the economic security they need and deserve...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner