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Moms, let's talk about health care

July 27, 2013
My name is Angela Warren and I am an uninsured mother of four in Arizona. I had worked full-time since I was 15, but that changed after the birth of my 4th child at 34. For years I went to work at 4:30 AM and was able to provide quality health insurance for my children. I had great coverage as a...
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Urge Congress NOT to raise taxes on families!

July 22, 2013
In 2009, after taking care of my newborn full-time while he was going through chemotherapy, all of our life savings had been spent. Tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) enabled us to--just barely--keep our heads above water by decreasing our tax burden...
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"My STRAIGHT Son Was Repeatedly Denied Promotions For 'Being Gay'"

July 18, 2013
I love my son. Like any mother, I would do anything for him -- anything to make sure that he can live up to his potential and fulfill all of his dreams. That's why I was completely stunned when my son -- my straight son -- was refused promotions at work for being gay. I grew up in a small town in...
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Tough Choices for Momepreneurs: Combating the Health Insurance Barrier

July 17, 2013
I am an entrepreneur, a momepreneur, to be exact. I was working full-time at a university writing center when I had my second child at the age of 41. It became clear to me that working full time was too much of a strain on my family. I decided to move down from full-time to part-time employment,...
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Equal Pay for Equal Work

July 11, 2013
Lucy Marsh has been a full professor at the University of Denver School of Law since 1982. She started teaching there in 1973. By all accounts, she is a well respected, talented professor, good at her job and involved in the community. By my account she is one of the few female professors I had...
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Reflections on being an at-home dad

July 10, 2013
Today's the last day of my paternity leave, so I wanted to reflect a bit on the experience. When I tell people I'm on a 4-month leave, the initial response is typically surprise that my company offers such a generous benefit. Facebook's paternity leave policy is unusual, but I hope it becomes less...
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So Much More Than the “Right Thing” To Do

July 10, 2013
My colleague and great friend Sarah Bibler wrote this week’s post. She’s an expert in how gender issues fit into a nation’s economic growth, and how U.S. foreign policy can do both good and ill for women around the world. She turns her focus towards the U.S. in this piece, and explains how we could...
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MomsRising.org at Netroots Nation -- Pics and Audio Included! #nn13

June 28, 2013
The MomsRising.org staff members who attended Netroots Nation from left to right: Angélique Roché, dream hampton, Elisa Batista, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Karen Showalter, and Anita Sarah Jackson SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Six MomsRising.org staff members were in San Jose, California last week to partake...
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A Tip of the Hat for Congress Members Who Support Immigration Reform That Is Fair and Inclusive of Immigrant Women and Families

June 25, 2013
Photo below: The MomsRising members, bloggers and children who turned out in D.C. last week to let Congress know that we support immigration reform that is fair and inclusive of immigrant women and families. Two-thirds of all immigrants are women and children. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last Tuesday, June...
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Member Voices: Sexism's stamina is actually not so puzzling.

June 25, 2013
Ed.: MomsRising member and blogger Dasa Kelly responds to a recent op/ed in the New York Times about the stamina of sexism in our culture. Oh, where to begin. What this , Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Anne Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic piece , and others fail to mention in the ongoing debate on women in the...
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