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Child Opportunity and Stability Starts at Home- with Fair Housing

April 13, 2018
Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, became law after passing Congress in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination. The Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race,...
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It's Past Time for Equal Pay. Take Action!

April 11, 2018
It’s Equal Pay Day. Again . The day that marks how far a woman typically has to work into 2018 to make what men were paid the previous year, across race, ethnicity, and industry. This is quite simply NOT okay . So, this Equal Pay Day, we want to aim our Care Bear Stare (or really, our emoji glare)...
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Tell your local paper “no tax cuts for wealthy corporations!”

April 11, 2018
Tax Day is coming up—April 17th! From this point forward Tax Day is going to look very different than those in the past few years. Yes, many of us will be making last minute trips to the post office to file our taxes but perhaps more important: We're realizing we were lied to and ignored by those...
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MomsRising Marks Equal Pay Day 2018: ‘We Can’t Wait Any Longer’

April 10, 2018
Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far women in the United States have to work into 2018 to catch up to what men, on average, were paid in 2017 alone. This frustrating annual ritual is a reminder that our country still has a long way to go in closing the wage gap, reaching economic equality...
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SNAP & Medicaid are under attack. Sign our letter and support families!

April 9, 2018
GOP leaders in the U.S. Congress want to pass unnecessary, harmful, and overly restrictive work requirement in order to access SNAP, which boosts our families and economy. Sign our letter NOW telling Congress "hands off SNAP!"
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#5Actions of the Week: April 7, 2018

April 7, 2018
Were you able to join our incredible Town Hall meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren on Thursday night? We couldn't be more excited to move into this next election season with some exciting plans and a firm commitment to helping parents get to the polls! Don't worry if you missed it - there's lots...
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Reaching for Equity, Equality and Justice on the #RisersRadio

April 2, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant families; we hear how some countries have ended mass incarceration by legalizing drugs — and what we could do here; we get the inside scoop on corporations like Starbucks reaching for pay parity; and we...
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The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Spending Package and more

March 29, 2018
Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
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Equal Pay Day at Your Local Coffee Shop!

March 28, 2018
Women’s wages fuel our businesses, economy, and most importantly -- working families. That’s why we teamed up with Main Street Alliance to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. Over thirty coffee shops and other small businesses will be using our custom coffee sleeves and napkins on April 10th -- Equal Pay Day, the day when ALL women’s wages catch up with what men made in the twelve months of 2017 alone.
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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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