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RSVP: Equal Pay Day in Colorado Springs

March 23, 2018
Equal Pay Day is the day that symbolizes how much longer into the following year that women, on average, have to work to earn what white men earned in just 12 months. Equal Pay Day is a good opportunity to talk about the wage gap, how it impacts everyone, what it’s going to take to close the gap, and how we can work on that together. So we’re thrilled to be partnering with local businesses across the country to raise awareness about the wage gap, and we’re very excited that Poor Richard’s and Rico’s Cafe are our partners in Colorado! Join the Equal Pay Day MeetUp, where you’ll have a chance to meet MomsRising staff and members in your area. We'll share opportunities for you to get involved locally with securing equal pay, passing paid family and medical leave, and other campaigns to support working moms and families!
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What My Mother Gave Me

March 19, 2018
Recently I’ve started rereading What My Mother Gave Me , edited by Elizabeth Benedict’s collection of essays in which adult daughters examine their relationships with their mothers through the lens of a gift their mother gave them, whether a wok, sobriety, flowers for a late-in-age bat mitzvah, all...
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TAKE ACTION: JOIN US IN NEW JERSEY: Lobby Day for Equal Pay and Paid Sick Days

March 14, 2018
Overwhelmed by the sheer number of issues in our nation that you wish you could change? I’m right there with you –– and this is why I’m so excited about an amazing opportunity to spark major change right here in New Jersey. With so many disheartening and outrageous decisions coming out of our...
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The Human Needs Report: Spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and more

March 5, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and much more.
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Attention DC: RSVP NOW for our early learning delivery!

February 28, 2018
Those of us who live in the DC area know what a struggle it can be to find high-quality yet affordable early learning options, like childcare and pre-k, for our little learners. That’s why we were so thrilled this past fall when Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA)...
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The Human Needs Report: President Trump's FY19 budget request

February 20, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released a special edition of the Human Needs Report focusing on President Trump’s FY19 budget request, including sections on select departmental budgets.
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#5Actions of the Week: February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018
Our hearts are broken this week. We're angry and we're fed up with our leaders' failure to take meaningful action around gun safety and to keep our kids safe. At the very top of our #5Actions list this week is an action to urge Congress to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons with high-...
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Human Needs Report: Spending and budget deal, immigration, work requirements and more

February 9, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, President Trump’s FY19 budget, immigration, work requirements, and more.
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These Programs Are Literal Lifesavers. Yet The Trump Administration and GOP Leaders Are Now Pivoting to Take Them Away

February 7, 2018
There are literal lifesavers around us that we can’t see! Wondering what I’m talking about? I’m talking about Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). They are there when we need them, saving lives and boosting our economy. They are proven programs that lift up...
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Investments that Boost Our Families’ Health Care and Nutrition Mean the World to Us ... And to Our Economy

February 6, 2018
“I am a low-income single mom struggling to make a better life for myself and my little boy. We receive SNAP benefits. My son goes to a public elementary school. He gets a free lunch. I am working hard and trying to use these benefits as a stepping-stone and I am close but I have not yet been able...
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