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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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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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Paycheck Fairness

Quick Signature for Paycheck Fairness Act!

January 22, 2019
Have you seen all the “New Year, New Me” memes? I’ve got a better one: New Congress, New Chance for equal pay! That’s right — this new 116th Congress, the most diverse in history, is the best shot we’ve had in years to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. And the time to get your members of Congress on...
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#RisersRadio: Women’s March, Women Win, Women Rise for Change

January 18, 2019
On the #RADIOshow this past week, we covered the Women's March on January 19th and how you can march; why even businesses love the new Washington Paid Family/Medical Leave law; the powerful win relating to Cyntoia Brown regaining freedom; and get the inside scoop on how a bipartisan bill for...
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Who wants a world without women’s voices?

January 11, 2019
Alexandria danced steps of needed change, Ilhan inspired a U.S. House rules change, Kyrsten’s sleeveless swearing in showed strength, Nancy’s age made her all the more brilliant, and I’m thanking our lucky stars the world is finally changing for the better with the evidence showing up in the U.S...
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Los Permisos Familiares y Médicos Pagados

Es la época más mágica del año para las familias

January 8, 2019
Es temporada de cascabeles, luces navideñas y reuniones familiares. Es mi época del año favorita, pero este año es incluso más especial porque nuestro estado se prepara para implementar los permisos familiares y médicos pagados para todos. En el 2017, representé a MomsRising en la mesa de...
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