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Member Voices: A Thanksgiving Wish

November 20, 2012
Finally, the election is over. After such a contentious and lengthy battle over the direction our country will take for the next four years, we can all calm down, shake hands, and get on with life (is anyone else LOVING Nashville ?). Let's all heave a sigh of relief, right? Oh. Wait, what? We're...
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Directly Into the President's Hand

November 17, 2012
MomsRising members in DC Awed. Inspired. Fired up. On Thursday, we invited people to tell us how the "fiscal cliff" could impact them if their personal budgets had to be stretched tighter due to the very wealthy continuing to get the Bush tax breaks. Responses poured in. And, on Friday, we...
Ashley Boyd's picture

Congress needs to hear about your personal fiscal cliffs!

November 15, 2012
"Is it an action scene in a James Bond movie?" No. "Is it something the road runner careens off of in a cartoon?" Nope. You can't watch the news these days without hearing about a looming "fiscal cliff" that Congress must address by the end of the year. One of the biggest items on the table: In a...
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Marissa Mayer, Bus Drivers, and Riding a Horse Together

July 26, 2012
"Can I email you later? I'm in labor." In "Maternity Leave? More Like a Pause," a recent article in the New York Times , new mom and consulting firm partner Carmen, recalled sending the quote above as an email while she was in the delivery room, remarking "That...was a fun email to send." I admire...
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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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