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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Improve Access to Paid Leave, Paid Sick Days, Child Care

July 11, 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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15 Moms Who Are Putting Policies to Work for Families

July 11, 2019
To mother is to transform. Each and every day moms are shaping a more just future for us all through small and big acts alike -- whether it’s helping a tantruming toddler understand their feelings or advocating for their community with elected leaders, moms have superpowers that move us all forward...
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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Ensure Equal Access to High-Quality Jobs

July 8, 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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Good News: VoteRunLead, Children's Defense Fund, and more!

June 21, 2019
Check out the best from the blog in the past week: a single mom speaks out; Marian Wright Edelman lifts up another hero for children's rights; and we share a great action opportunity for you!
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Why You Need to Think Twice Before Taking That Facebook Quiz

June 21, 2019
What kind of pizza are you? What does the kind of pet you have say about your personality? Which U.S. city is your perfect fit? Quizzes like these are all over Facebook and other social networks. For kids, online personality tests are as compelling as the Hogwarts Sorting Hat: They define you at...
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Discipline, Assistance and Bullies in a Preschool Classroom

June 20, 2019
Cross-armed and teary-eyed parents sat across from me, listening to me speak about the issues in their children’s classroom. They took a deep unified breath after I stated clearly, “There’s no such thing as a bully in a preschool classroom.” One parent stood to walk out before their partner asked...
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The importance of teaching Racial Equity in our classroom

June 19, 2019
My name is Reshonna and I was born and raised right here in Seattle, WA. I grew up in a household with a single mother who was a teacher. As a young girl I knew from watching my mom that teaching was something that I wanted to do when I got older. I started working at 12 years old with infants, and...
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I was one week away from not having childcare

June 13, 2019
When I found out I was pregnant with my first child I thought I had plenty of time to find childcare. I was lucky enough to be able to take 12 weeks off from work so I wouldn't need childcare right away after the baby was born. I was completely wrong. No one told me that I needed to start looking...
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#GoodNews This Week: Maternal Health & More

June 7, 2019
VICTORY: Thank you, Gov. Murphy, for standing up for maternal health in NJ! In the past few weeks, New Jersey took a MAJOR step forward in addressing the state’s maternal health crisis when Governor Phil Murphy signed five maternal health bills into law. The passing and signing of these bills is...
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Much More than Summer School

June 7, 2019
Close your eyes and think about the words summer school. What comes to mind? If you picture a room full of children clapping, cheering, laughing and falling in love with reading you could be imagining the experience thousands of children across the country are about to have as they participate in...
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