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Senate GOP Tax Plan a Boon for the 1%, Puts Moms, Families Last

November 10, 2017
Billionaires, millionaires and wealthy corporations win, working families lose . That would be the outcome if the tax plan U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled today is adopted. It’s destructive and flat out immoral to cut taxes for the richest one percent and the wealthiest corporations while gutting...
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VoteRunLead Women Win, Make History, and are Everywhere!

November 9, 2017
The election results from November 7, 2017, are really exciting - and encouraging for women. In early results, 45 women trained to run for state and local office by VoteRunLead were on the ballot from Kansas to Minnesota to New York! And they’re making history! Thirty-one women who trained with...
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Tearing Apart Families Is Never Acceptable

November 7, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security decision, announced last night, to withdraw Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from some 2,500 immigrants from Nicaragua is heartless and wrong. Most of these immigrants have been living in the United States for nearly 20 years and have children who were born here...
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Gratitude and Resistance

November 2, 2017
You've all have been busy since we were last in touch! I've seen great posts from you around so many of our issue areas (especially health care, immigration and paid family leave). Thank you for continuing to resist in the best way you know how. As we move forward, we want to keep the communication...
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Republican Tax Plan Is a ‘Non-Starter for the Moms of America’

November 2, 2017
The tax plan introduced by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives today is a non-starter for the moms of America and would have disastrous implications for their families and their futures. Just like the budget passed last week, this plan would raise taxes for millions while gutting...
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TAKE ACTION: Close the Latina Wage GAP

November 2, 2017
I’m going to tell you something that’s going to make you mad. And then I’m going to tell you something we can do about it. Here we go: Right now in the United States, Latinas earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man and Latina mothers earn just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white fathers. [1,2] This horrifying wage gap is why we are raising our voices today to mark Latina Equal Pay Day, the day signifying that Latinas in the United States have to work ALL of 2016 and until November 2nd of 2017 to finally earn as much as white men earned in 2016 alone. → We can’t end pay discrimination and close wage gaps if employers can hide the fact they are paying women and people of color less than white men.
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MomsRising Demands the Immediate Release of Rosa Maria Hernandez

October 30, 2017
Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection detained an undocumented 10-year-old girl, Rosa Maria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy immediately after she was discharged from a Texas hospital after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery. MomsRising, a national organization of more than one million...
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Domestic Violence Can Happen to "Anybody"

October 26, 2017
“I hope my kids are okay.” This is the last thought that Angela Peters (1) , mother of two, had before she lost consciousness. Her husband had just shot her. In 2014, Peters’ husband, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, forced Peters to chain herself to a pipe in their basement. When she...
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We Stand Up For Eau Claire City Councilmember's Right to Breastfeed

October 24, 2017
MomsRising, VoteRunLead, & Emerge WI reprimand Eau Claire City Council for denying Catherine Emmanuelle access to her legislative seat and right to breastfeed.
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TAKE ACTION: Ask Senator Heinrich to Support Paid Family Leave!

October 24, 2017
Whether it’s to care for a newborn you swear already smiles, a mom who is ill, or a spouse battling cancer, being there for family is what matters and you shouldn't have to give up a paycheck to do it. Unfortunately for far too many working families, that is exactly what is happening right now. Because the United States is one of the only countries in the entire world without a national paid family and medical leave policy. But we can take action, right here in New Mexico, to change this!
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