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Several weeks ago, the Senate failed to pass the Fair Pay Act, a piece of legislation that would have the power to decrease the wage gap in the U.S. between men and women. Senator John McCain failed to show up for the vote.
Tami Winfrey Harris is editor of The Anti Racist Parent blog , a blog for parents committed to raising children with an anti-racist outlook. This blog is cross posted from their Tuesday "Ask ARP" feature. ASK ARP: Is My Wife Making Too Much of Our Adopted Child's Race?
It was an amazing experience to deliver member messages along with compasses telling legislators to get back on track to covering all kids! Our fabulous group of moms and kids reminded me again of the power of personal stories. One of the Assembly’s health policy experts was even moved to tears by the personal story of one of the moms delivering the Compass-o-Grams.
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As some of you may know, we were profiled in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine in a piece by Lisa Belkin entitled When Mom and Dad Share It All .
We triumphed with the resume deliveries to Senator McCain today! There were FOUR tv cameras! CBS, CNN, WTTG (local Fox news) and Telemundo. Plus a wire service and I think an AP camera (it was a little crazy). And the AFL-CIO is going to post on their blog and include a photo.
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This morning, MomsRising moms were in action in Washington, D.C. These brave MOMs -- wearing sashes saying "Magnificently Overqualified Mother" -- just delivered nearly 9,000 resumes to Senator John McCain in support of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act [1].
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I know there are many moms reading this who have had a bad experience with dads and with men in general. Frankly, it troubles me as well to hear about some of the dads out there and I can completely understand the anger. It can be well deserved.
Is there some value to Father's Day other than the Hallmark greeting card that it is presently? Is there something more to this day than just buying another tie or another golf shirt for dad?
Laws are nice, but they don't always work. The Fair Pay Act is a prime example. In 1963, Congress passed the Fair Pay Act, a gesture seemingly ahead of its time. From that moment forward, women and men would get paid the same for equal work. Today, 45 years later, I'm still waiting.
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