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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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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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QUICK SIGNATURE: Washington parents need fair scheduling practices!

February 7, 2019
I'm writing from the Washington State Legislature where MomsRising member and super advocate McKyndree testified today in support of some MOMumental legislation on fair scheduling practices. Back McKyndree up with a quick email to your state lawmakers in support of secure scheduling legislation!...
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Washington State: Make pay history a thing of the past!

February 7, 2019
We've all been there. You put together your resume and cover letter to apply for a job. You're not sure how much it pays -- because they didn't share that information -- but you go ahead. You get an interview and things go well. When you ask about the pay range for the position the response you get...
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Join Us For: The State Of OUR Union

February 4, 2019
We’re coming together to protect all families during the #SOTU on Tuesday & we need your voice! Join us (@MomsRising) for the #StateofOURUnion and pledge to UNITE against hate, misogyny, sexual violence, racism, and all forms of discrimination. We’re not going to let Trump be the only voice...
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Kent Street Coalition: Changing policy one postcard at a time

February 2, 2019
Sometimes advocacy is about getting together. And so, we gathered over tea and coffee at our local café-bookstore to dedicate our postcard writing to an issue that tugs at all our hearts, the cruel separation of families and treatment of asylum seekers. Piles of colorful postcards provided by...
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10 Years After the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Became Law, Congress Must Do More to Close Damaging Wage Gaps

January 29, 2019
“Ten years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, Congress has still failed to take the next meaningful steps to end pay discrimination. As a result, harmful wage gaps persist: Today the wage gap is worst for moms and women of color, with moms making 69 cents for...
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