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Resources for Washington State families during COVID-19

April 1, 2020
UPDATED ON 4/20/20 *En español* These are impossible times. But amid the chaos and uncertainty of what's ahead, the best thing we can do is to support one another. The COVID-19 pandemic has had disastrous impacts on families across Washington. We have compiled a list of resources here to share with...
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How to "Celebrate" Equal Pay Day in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020
We’re all feeling it — the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for our loved ones and collective future, but we cannot ignore the many ways in which the coronavirus crisis is a gendered one, especially on Equal Pay Day – Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.
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One COVID-19 Survivor Speaks Out

March 30, 2020
Bonita Applebaum* was living a pretty healthy life. She had recently lost quite a bit of weight, switched to a whole foods diet and was getting good exercise and managing her anxiety with more ease. When she woke up with a scratchy throat on March 10, 2020, she figured it may be a recurrent side...
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Victory! Governor approves bill to explore increased access to unemployment insurance benefits for caregivers

March 27, 2020
With everything going on right now, it's great to have some good news to celebrate. Today, Governor Inslee signed SB 5473 into law, a bill that will examine the barriers that family caregivers experience when trying to access unemployment insurance. There is no way to overstate this: Washington...
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Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial To Workers And the Economy in the Last Recession

March 23, 2020
Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the coronavirus-spawned COVID-19 pandemic send the U.S. economy hurtling into another recession, or possibly depression, and Congress wrestles with designing the components of an urgent policy...
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***Important*** Tell your Senator to vote YES on the COVID-19 package!

March 14, 2020
Listen, I’m going to get real with you. I know that you might be more than a little anxious right now and unsure of what is going on with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading. I am too. The good news is that late last night Speaker Nancy Pelsoi and leaders in the U.S. House of...
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Washington Legislators: Thank you!

March 13, 2020
Victory! Thanks to the advocacy of moms and families across Washington, the Washington State Legislature is ending the 2020 legislative session with some major victories on childcare and early learning, maternal health, comprehensive sex ed, and unemployment insurance access for family caregivers!...
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El programa PFML de Washington está atravesando significativos retrasos

March 12, 2020
El Programa de Permisos Familiares y Médicos Pagados (PFML) de Washington, administrado por el Departamento para la Seguridad en el Empleo (ESD) del estado de Washington, fue lanzado el 2 de enero de 2020. Este es el primer programa de este tipo en ser desarrollado a partir de cero y la demanda por...
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Washington’s PFML program is experiencing significant delays 

March 10, 2020
Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Program, which is run by the Employment Security Department (ESD) of Washington State, launched on January 2, 2020. This is the first program of its kind to be built from scratch and, demand for the program has been much higher than anyone expected...
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