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“Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent!” – Gwen Guthrie

July 24, 2012
In Gwen Guthrie’s 1986 hit “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent” she asserts that having a J-O-B is an important criteria for starting a family –okay maybe I’m reaching – LOL! But her premise is that being employed brings a certain level of financial security. Today, nothing could be further from...
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Hundreds of Women Bring Heat Storm to NY City Hall for #PaidSickDays

July 20, 2012
The security guards at New York City Hall were overwhelmed, not only by the 107 degree heat index, but also by the constant bustle of hundreds of women equally hot about the conditions of working women. “Only five at a time!” they yelled to the crowded line desperate to get out of the sun and...
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Congress Votes To Stop Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling

June 30, 2012
You spoke up, and Congress listened. A strong bipartisan majority in Congress just passed a bill that prevents student loan interest rates from doubling for more than 7.4 million low- and middle-income students and their families on July 1. Without action, the increased interest rate for...
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More Than a Date: The Connection Between Tax Day and Equal Pay Day

April 17, 2012
Equal Pay Day and Tax Day both fall on April 17 this year due to a simple calendar coincidence . But the connection between the two and the financial impact for women and especially mothers is no coincidence. April 17, 2012 is the day that symbolizes how far into 2012 a woman has to work to match...
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On Ann Romney and the “War on Moms”

April 14, 2012
There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” As an organization representing moms of all political persuasions across the country and run by moms, we at MomsRising know well that raising children...
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Women's History We Still Live With Today

March 23, 2012
March is women's history month and I wanted to share a few tidbits of women's history that are even less commonly known than most, and history that is still impacting the lives of women and mothers today. Did you know that… When the Social Security act was adopted in the late 1930's, the Council...
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Kids in high-poverty communities: 5 ways it affects us all

March 8, 2012
Success should be in the grasp of all children, no matter where they live. However, the opportunities available to children based on their neighborhood vary dramatically across the United States. For the 8 million U.S. children living in high-poverty neighborhoods critical resources for their...
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Join us (virtually) at the White House!

January 18, 2012
MomsRising has been invited to the White House tomorrow, Thursday, January 19th at 9AM PST/12PM EST to discuss overall priorities for families in 2012, including the future of unemployment insurance. Moms and dads know first hand what families need. That’s why we need you to join our meeting online...
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Toward a Two-Generation Strategy: Voices of American Families

December 15, 2011
Focus Group Results on Low-Income Parents’ Aspirations for Themselves and Their Children As America struggles to regain its economic footing, the nation’s most vulnerable families -- parents of young children who live at 200% of poverty or less -- express strong feelings of frustration and...
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American Moms: Unsung Heroes of a Bad Economy

December 15, 2011
American mothers are hard-hit by the tough economy, with 42 percent more women than men living in poverty and single moms especially vulnerable. Yet women work valiantly to sustain families, and remain thankful that they can manage at all. In a new study on American families released today, the...
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