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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave, Wages, More!

July 19, 2019
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!
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Guest Blogger

WA's paid leave program is a beautiful boon to my beloved city, state, and my business. 

July 19, 2019
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...
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'We Have Members Who Are Heartbroken and Scared'

July 19, 2019
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...
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Good news! Passing Law to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage Boosts Workers and Families

July 18, 2019
"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...
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Brand New Risers Radio: BOOM!

July 17, 2019
We have an all new episode of our Risers Radio show: Breaking Through this week. Our diverse panel of guests join us for a robust conversation as we discuss deeper the concept of fair pay and how that relates to soccer. We’ll hear about why and how healthcare is under threat again and what...
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Let's STOP the monsters in the Trump administration

July 17, 2019
There are parents across the nation holding their scared children tight right now, children who are terrified of what tomorrow could bring. It’s not an imaginary “monster under the bed” terrifying these kids; it’s the real life monsters created by the Trump Administration that are coming after...
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7th in a series

A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Expand and Protect Social Security and Medicare

July 14, 2019
Ensuring that a growing economy is equitable and benefits all workers is an important policy priority for all elected officials. Given that women’s earnings and economic security are central to the health and well-being of U.S. households and the overall economy, each election cycle presents an...
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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Support Labor Unions

July 15, 2019
Ensuring that a growing economy is equitable and benefits all workers is an important policy priority for all elected officials. Given that women’s earnings and economic security are central to the health and well-being of U.S. households and the overall economy, each election cycle presents an...
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