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It’s time to get serious about paid family leave

July 11, 2017
As a parent, I know what it is like to be worried about your child’s health and well-being — and to have financial worries on top of that. When I gave birth to my daughter Ella at 28 weeks, she weighed 2 lbs. and 1 oz. She was and is the best thing that has ever happened to us. I had struggled to...
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Anything we can do, we can literally do it while growing a human inside of us?

July 7, 2017
There has been a video circulating on the Internet. It shows Serena Williams playing in the Australian Open, Gal Gadot doing Wonder Woman reshoots, Alysia Montano racing at U.S. Championships, Beyoncé dancing on the stage, Nur Syryani Mohd Taibi shooting at Olympics, all during their pregnancy. The...
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WA Paid Family & Medical Leave is LAW! ‘A Great Day for All Washingtonians’

July 5, 2017
As Gov. Inslee Signs Groundbreaking Law, States Get Powerful Blueprint for Building a Strong Paid Family and Medical Leave Program from Scratch
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Passage of Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill a ‘Monumental Victory for Working Families, for Washington, and for Our Nation’

July 3, 2017
The paid family and medical leave bill the Washington State legislature passed last night is a “model for the nation and a monumental victory for Washington families, small businesses, and our economy,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO and executive director of MomsRising.org, a national online...
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BREAKING: We just won paid family and medical leave for ALL in Washington State!

July 2, 2017
Stop whatever you are doing and reach for your nearest cape, Wonder Woman arm bands, or whatever makes you feel super and strong. Are you ready? We just won paid family and medical leave for ALL of Washington! I repeat, paid family and medical leave for every worker in Washington. HOLY MOLY! Go...
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NY Times Shames Single Parents, Here’s Why They’re Wrong

June 29, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . As if single parents didn’t have enough shame heaped on them, the New York Times decided to pile on. On Wednesday, columnist David Leonhardt wrote : "People who follow the success sequence first receive at least a high school degree, then get a job...
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SuperMom Sonja testifies before Massachusetts lawmakers about the importance of paid leave

June 13, 2017
Good afternoon, and thank you for allowing me to speak today. My name is Sonja Darai and I'm from Somerville, Massachusetts. I’m a member of the group MomsRising and I'm the mom of two teenage boys. I'm also a daughter, and I’m here today to tell you how paid family and medical leave helped me care...
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SuperMom MacKenzie Nicholson testifies before Congress on the importance of paid leave

June 22, 2017
Good afternoon everyone, and thank you to Congresswoman Frankel and the Democratic Women’s Working Group for inviting me to speak today. My name is MacKenzie, I’m a proud MomsRising member from, New Hampshire. I’m a mother of two – a four-year-old son (whose birthday is today!) and a five-month-old...
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#5Actions for Week of June 19!

June 19, 2017
Summer is in full swing and things are heating up! From presidential accountability, to healthcare, to maternal health.... we need YOUR superhero action powers this week to help make our nation a place where all families can thrive. And you don't need Wonder Woman’s golden lasso or magical...
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I Want to Be My Child’s Primary Caregiver, but My Employer J.P. Morgan Chase Treats That as a Woman’s Job

June 19, 2017
Last week, my wife and I were overjoyed to welcome our second child into this world. Our older son is 2, and our baby son is just nine days old. Being a dad is my crowning achievement in life. I treasure taking our older son to play in the creek near our house, being in the water with him at swim...
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