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Paid leave is a racial justice issue

January 13, 2020
Since 2013, Families of Color Seattle has worked to build a loving community for Black, Brown, and Indigenous families in Seattle. Our work has connected 3,000+ families through parent affinity groups, workshops, community events, and more. As an organization dedicated to supporting families of...
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El programa de permisos pagados es una gran oportunidad para mi amada ciudad, estado, y negocio

July 24, 2019
Soy fundadora y CEO de The Derschang Group , un grupo de restaurantes, cafés y bares de Seattle, Washington. Mi primer negocio fue Linda’s Tavern, establecido en 1994, un bar de barrio que se ha convertido en una institución en Capitol Hill. En las décadas siguientes, abrí once bares y restaurantes...
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What’s Good for Families Is Good for Businesses, and for Washington State

July 24, 2019
On a recent tour of Europe, our Czech guide told me about the family-friendly policies in her country. Mothers (or fathers; families can choose) get two years of paid family leave when a child is born. If the next child comes along before those two years are up, they start all over again. Then...
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It's go time in Olympia

We are down to the wire in Olympia!

April 24, 2019
This is important so I'm going to be quick: We are down to the wire in the legislative session, fighting for the Working Families Tax Credit and investments in early learning -- but we need a capital gains tax to help fund both! There are just days left in the legislative session! Click here to...
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Take Action!

TAKE ACTION: Urge your legislators to support the Equal Pay Opportunity Act

January 6, 2018
$18 billion . That’s how much Washington women lose to the wage gap each year. Women of color lose the most. That’s the bad news. The good news? There’s growing, bipartisan support in the Washington State Legislature to pass groundbreaking equal pay legislation, called the Equal Pay Opportunity Act...
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