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Senator Warren Calls for Innovation to Address Unfair Scheduling Practices

May 22, 2014
By Amy Tannenbaum and Liz Watson , National Women's Law Center Cross-posted from NWLC's blog At Tuesday’s HELP Committee hearing on women’s economic security Senator Warren called attention to the extreme challenges workers in low-wage jobs with unstable and unpredictable schedules often face –...
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When Women Organize, America Succeeds

May 20, 2014
Today, the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hosts a roundtable discussion on economic security for working women (you can see the livestream starting at 2:30 p.m. and find the participants’ testimony at ). Lori Pelletier, executive secretary-treasurer...
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Fired for "Leaning In?"

May 15, 2014
Which is it: Are we supposed to "Lean In" or not? Apparently, "leaning in" can get you FIRED when you start asking inconvenient questions!
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Moms at the Senate!

Testimony of AnnMarie Duchon Before the Senate Budget Committee

May 12, 2014
My name is AnnMarie Duchon, I’m a member of MomsRising and I am honored to be here today to tell you my story and also give voice to all the women who can’t be here today to share their experiences.
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Lesson from my Mom: Community Responsibility

May 10, 2014
Of the many lessons my mom taught me, the most lasting is this: because we had good health, food to eat, and a roof over our heads, we had a responsibility to be thankful and to give back to our community, especially the poor, disabled and elderly. I don't remember her saying "to whom much is given...
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Happy Anniversary Paid Family Leave - Let's Spread the Word

May 7, 2014
As we prepare for the 10th anniversary of the implementation of Paid Family Leave, California Work & Family Coalition members have a lot to be excited about.
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Voices of the Unemployed: Part 11

May 7, 2014
Read the stories of two moms dealing with pregnancies....and unemployment all at the same time.
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The Mother of All Worries

May 7, 2014
I am the daughter of a Jewish Mother, so that means my mom has spent almost every day of the last 45 years of her life worrying about me. And I have given her plenty to worry about. Nothing majorly epic—I’ve never had a baby out of wedlock, or developed a crippling drug habit, or murdered anyone—...
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Mothers Matter Most

May 6, 2014
I have big plans for Mother's Day this year. In fact, I'm giving myself more than a day - considering the number of minor miracles I pull off on a regular basis, I'm sure I merit several days. You, too, I'm thinking... First, I'm going to make sure I am down at the US...
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Being a Low-Income Mother; Then and Now

May 6, 2014
In 1996, Bill Clinton officially announced that motherhood was not work. He did this through his Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act . This legislation stated that people could no longer receive benefits unless they fulfilled 30 hours per week of out-of-home work requirements. Clinton...