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Everything You Need to Know About We Are MomsRising!

July 24, 2018
I don’t know about you, but lately the doom and gloom of politics makes my head spin. It is hard to not only keep up with what is happening but also on what to make of it all. When everything feels like it is going wrong, it is more important than ever to find moments of inspiration. For me, one of...
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Urge the Portland City Council to pass paid sick days!

July 17, 2018
Urge the Portland City Council to pass a universal earned sick days ordinance that doesn't leave out certain workers or families!
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In need of some good news? You're in luck!

July 5, 2018
The Albuquerque City Council is considering paid sick days legislation this session and we have an opportunity to influence the scope and strength of the ordinance.
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Sign NOW to protect SNAP!

QUICK ACTION NEEDED to protect food stamps!

June 22, 2018
I know the world feels chaotic right now with everything happening on the news (not to mention getting your kids ready for summer!) —and there’s a lot to keep track of. It’s easy to feel down and helpless. But that’s why MomsRising is here—to remind you of how powerful your voice is and what a...
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The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more

June 19, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work.
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Hip hip hooray for equal pay: Washington's new equal pay law takes effect today

June 7, 2018
Washington! You did it! Today, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act became law! This just-enacted-law means three big changes to your rights and protections in the workplace: Protects the right of workers to share their wage or salary information with co-workers without fear of retaliation Creates a new...
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Fact of the Week: Three-quarters of states still have higher levels of need than before the Great Recession

June 6, 2018
Residents in 37 states and the District of Columbia were still experiencing higher levels of need in 2017 than they were in 2007, before the Great Recession. In 16 states, need more than doubled from 2007 to 2017. Only 13 states had lower levels of need in 2017 than in 2007.
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We need to keep the pressure on to protect SNAP!

May 30, 2018
You spoke out and your voices were heard! On May 18th , the destructive GOP Farm Bill failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives ! This bill included harmful and unnecessary changes to SNAP (food stamps) that would lead to more families struggling to put food on the table. It’s because of...
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Moms Demand Fair Pay, Equal Opportunity

May 30, 2018
Today marks how long mothers in the United States have to work into the new year to earn what fathers were paid in the previous calendar year. In every single state, moms are paid less than dads. That is disgraceful. This persistent wage discrimination doesn’t just hurt moms -- it causes great...
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Take Action to disrupt the wage gap

May 30, 2018
It's time to get real: We live in a country that often claims to worship mothers, but in truth, becoming a mother puts women at a tremendous lifelong economic risk. In fact, being a mom is now a greater predictor of wage and hiring discrimination than being a woman. → Let’s disrupt the wage gap,...
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