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A Premature Birth Can Be Traumatic, Not Having Paid Leave Makes It Worse

November 14, 2018
Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to have kids. My husband and I married somewhat young, and we decided to try having kids when we were in our twenties, just in case it might not work out if we tried in our thirties. With our chosen professions in the food industry, there would have been no...
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It's Labor Day!
[Image description: graphic with a woman with brown skin with arm flexed as Rosie the Riveter. Text: “It’s Labor Day! Excited about the powerful wins for WA working moms and women? Minimum wage. Equal Pay. Sick and Safe Leave. Paid Family & Medical Leave]

Labor of Love: Thanking the Labor Movement for MOMumental victories

September 3, 2018
From a strong minimum wage to paid family and medical leave, Washington’s labor movement has been MOMumental in a slew of powerful wins for women and families.
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Quick Signature!
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QUICK SIGNATURE ➡️ Protect Maryland Earned Sick Days!

August 31, 2018
The pencils are purchased and lunch boxes are ready to be packed! It’s back-to-school time in Maryland! This year, kids and families across Maryland are returning to school with something extra exciting: EARNED SICK DAYS!!! That’s right, this is the first back-to-school season since we passed the...
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QUICK SIGNATURE for Black Women's Equal Pay Day!

August 7, 2018
It’s happening. Again! And it’s not good. I’m talking about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – August 7th. This is the day that lifts up the outrageous fact that Black women in the United States earn only 63 cents on the dollar compared to White men. The wage gap between White men and Black women hasn’t...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018
Happy December! And what a month it's been. Thank you once again for the tremendous work getting out the vote this fall. We were so amazed and inspired by the thousands and thousands of actions MomsRising members took to get friends and family to the polls. From texting voters to writing postcards...
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GM Factory Closure

GM Layoffs Prove Tax Cuts Hurt, Don’t Help, Workers

November 28, 2018
General Motors’ announcement yesterday that it was idling five North American assembly plants and laying off nearly 15,000 workers proves once again that the only guaranteed winners from corporate tax cuts are corporations and their wealthy shareholders—not local communities and working families...
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Shall We Say Grace?

November 21, 2018
When I was a child, my father kept an editorial cartoon pinned up in the vestibule of our church that made a deep impression on me I have never forgotten. It was a black and white drawing by the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Herblock that was originally published in the Washington Post in October...
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Succeeding Against the Odds

November 9, 2018
After two years of divisive, hateful rhetoric from the highest levels of government, the profoundly inhumane treatment of immigrant families, and the placing of corporate profits ahead of the basic needs of children—the poorest age group in America—the results of Tuesday’s election instilled in...
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New study shows expanding Medicaid improves access to care for low-income adults

October 19, 2018
Low-income adults in expansion states are less like to report having unmet medical needs, are less likely to forego care because of cost, are more likely to have a usual place of care, and are more likely to receive selected health care services (like getting a flu shot or a blood pressure check) than their peers in states that did not expand Medicaid.
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The spin begins: basic needs programs are blamed for increasing the deficit, when tax cuts are really at fault

October 19, 2018
When the 2017 $1.9 trillion in tax cuts were enacted, many of us predicted that the hole in the budget caused by the lost revenue would be used by the Trump Administration and some in Congress to justify cuts in basic needs programs like Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and SNAP. And we were right.
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