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All New Risers Radio: We're So Excited!

March 11, 2019
We are all new on the radio show this week as we cover the GIANT win of JPMorgan Chase's announcement that they will “no longer bank the private prison industry”! We discuss the “work beneath the work” as well as the childcare crisis in America and hear about more WINS. We also get the inside scoop...
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Paid family leave JUST introduced in Colorado!

March 11, 2019
I can barely contain my excitement! Last Thursday, the CO FAMLI Act (Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act) was introduced in the Colorado State Senate as SB19-188. After 5 years of this bill being introduced and discussed, this could FINALLY be the year it passes! But we can’t take anything for...
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This is huge.

March 5, 2019
This is huge. Just last week, the Paycheck Fairness Act was passed by the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor! Next, the bill is headed to a floor vote, where it could pass the House of Representatives. And it can’t pass a moment too soon! Why not a moment too soon? Because TODAY is a giant...
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Equal Pay Now!

Stand up for #AAPIEqualPay

March 4, 2019
As the former Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum , current board member of MomsRising, and most importantly, being a mom to two incredible daughters myself, fighting for equitable treatment of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls is my lifelong...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave, Gun Safety, KidsRising!

March 1, 2019
Ever feel overwhelmed by your inbox, news feeds, podcast subscriptions? We're here to help! Swing by the MomsRising blog for this weekly round-up post to highlight the good news and current actions you may want to know about but might have missed. You don't have to be a policy expert or glued to...
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Celebrating International Mother Language Day and Bangladeshi American Culture

February 27, 2019
This event that was organized, run by and that featured Bangladeshi American women is a powerful testament to the dynamics of a culture that has woven itself through the fabric of a city so many Bangladeshis call home. Connecting and celebrating our languages and cultures can be a light during dark times for many of our communities and a reminder that no matter what challenges we may face, we are here to stay, thrive and be proud of who we are and where we come from.
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Honoring the Trailblazing Judge Patricia Wald

February 22, 2019
When President Barack Obama awarded Judge Patricia Wald the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, he summed up her career this way: “Patricia McGowan Wald made history as the first woman appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rising to Chief Judge of...
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Join our February #KeepMarching Virtual Meeting: Saving Democracy

February 21, 2019
Democracy is at stake! No time to lose! We are less than two months into 2019, and already so much has happened (can you say “fake national emergency”?) - we need to talk about it! We appreciate your support and hard work so much, and we need to support you, too, by working with you closely and...
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Social Emotional Health and our Immigration Issues

February 12, 2019
My heart sinks every time I watch the news or read my Twitter feed. How did we get here? Our country has become so polarized when it pertains to our immigration system that we have lost the ability to feel empathy for those who seek assistance. As a mental health professional, I am alarmed that our...
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PaidLeaveWA

Paid Leave for Love and Family

February 12, 2019
In 2012, I helped organized the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community to build support for our LGBT members and marriage equality in Washington State. The messaging for that campaign was tailored for the (API) community, where love for family was emphasized over individual romantic love. This is...
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