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Hooray! (Now Let's Do It Again)

September 14, 2011
Even though things are gridlocked in D.C. right now, we're still having victories across the country! For example, the Seattle City Council overwhelmingly passed paid sick days just this week– and MomsRising members are widely credited with helping to bring this about with their emails, calls,...
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A Woman’s Work on Economic Equality is Never Done

August 25, 2011
A divorced janitor, a 27-year employee and the mother of a seventeen-year old son with the mental capacity of an 18-month old, fails to report for mandatory overtime one Saturday when her son’s caregiver could not work because of a sick child. She calls twice and leaves a message for her manager...
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URGENT: Help stop the madness!

July 27, 2011
The current default crisis reminds me of a never-ending game of Chutes and Ladders. Just when you are full of glee thinking that you're making progress, you fall precipitously down a chute to square one. It's national torture. And unfortunately, it's not a game. A default would have devastating...
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The Hot Mommas Project Financial Literacy Teaching Tools

May 11, 2011
Cross-Posted from The Hot Mommas Project Blog A few weeks ago I spoke on a panel at the Feminist Majority’s Women, Power & Money Summit held in partnership with the YWCA. My job was to represent the "business side" of things. Aside from selling Amway when I was 11, or picking Baby Bell stocks...
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Tax Day Question: Can I Make Enough to Pay for Childcare?

April 18, 2011
When our daughter was born, my husband had just started his second year at a law firm and I had just been laid off from a part-time job. We sat down together to decide whether I should look for a new job or not. The question we asked ourselves was, “Could I make enough to pay for childcare?” If not...
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A Woman's Work on Pay Equity is Never Done

April 12, 2011
Photo by Ian Bratton at Freefoto.com A divorced janitor, a 27-year employee and the mother of a seventeen-year old son with the mental capacity of an 18-month old, fails to report for mandatory overtime one Saturday when her son’s caregiver could not work because of a sick child. She calls twice...
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It's more than just the horribly sexist comments

April 11, 2011
“Women will never make as much money as men…God made Adam first, and so women would always be second to men.” "If you would wear lower cut shirts...., you would probably get more pay.” [1] These are just two of many, many horribly sexist comments that Wal-Mart managers said to female employees...
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The Impact of Rep. Ryan’s Proposed Budget on Women and Families

April 8, 2011
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget slashes programs that benefit women and families and neglects important investments in future generations. by Caroline Dobuzinskis It’s in the Numbers There has been an onslaught of criticism in the media about how Representative Paul Ryan’s budget...
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Dukes v. Wal-Mart and the Importance of Class Action Lawsuits in Addressing Systemic Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

March 29, 2011
Written with Ariane Hegewisch , Study Director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday to decide whether the lower courts rightly certified the women at Wal-Mart as a class. Wal-Mart’s own salary data shows that on average women earn $1,100 per...
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"It's Her Choice" - Really?

December 10, 2010
I was struck recently by the persistence of an old argument used to kill the Fair Pay Act - and every other measure that would make life easier for mothers. You know it by heart: many women “choose” to earn less than men, and if they choose to earn less, then what’s the big deal about a little wage...

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