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Post-election options: Run for office!

November 7, 2014
Did you vote on November 4th? Are you now disgusted with the political landscape? Feel helpless, tired of yelling at the television? There is another option. Run for office. Yes, you.
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Have you done it yet??

November 4, 2014
TODAY is Election Day!!! Don't know where your polling place is? Not sure what your ballot looks like? Want to share why you are voting this year? Don't worry....MomsRising has you covered. We have all the tools you will need to OWN your voice this Election Day.
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Pledge to Vote YES on Measure FF!

Oakland! Vote YES on Measure FF for Paid Sick Days

November 3, 2014
November 4th, Election Day, is your chance to make sure earned sick days AND raising the minimum wage win big in Oakland!
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Pledge to Vote YES on 4!

Massachusetts! Vote YES on Question 4 for Paid Sick Days

November 3, 2014
November 4th, Election Day, is your chance to make sure earned sick days win big in Massachusetts!
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Mamás poderosas: ¡Vamos a votar!

November 3, 2014
¿Cuál es la razón principal por lo cual los Latinos en los Estados Unidos no votamos? La respuesta mas común es... "¡Estamos muy ocupados para votar!" (1) ¿Demasiado ocupado para votar?! Cuando nosotros los Latinos no votamos, nuestras voces no son incluidas en asuntos críticos como la educación, permisos de maternidad y paternidad, inmigración, igualdad salarial, y mucho, mucho más. Como dicen los estadounidenses en inglés: ¡hay demasiado en juego para nosotros sentarnos en el banquillo! ¡Ya es hora! Únase a mamás, papás y gente en todo el país, y haga nuestro juramento para votar en las...
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How Voter ID Laws Affect Women of Color

November 3, 2014
This post, authored by Tracy Sturdivant , originally appeared on . Voter-id laws systematically undermine constitutional rights of women of color. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! Headlines are telling a bleak story this election season, particularly for women of color. Fast food and home care workers—the vast majority of them minority women who are living in poverty—have been striking for a living wage...
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Ladies: Vote Tomorrow, Invite Many, Run Often

November 3, 2014
By Rhonda Briggins-Ridleyand This election cycle presents a unique political situation in Georgia; we have five African American women running for statewide positions. This historic political time has also brought nationwide attention to our state’s elections, highlighting a potential shift not only in gender politics, but in the racial make-up of Georgia’s highest offices. On the national level, only one African American woman has ever served in the Senate, and only sixteen in the House...ever. I’ve worked in southern politics for more than 25 years and now as co-founder of VoteRunLead ,...
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Don't Forget to Vote Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Start Thinking About Running

November 2, 2014
With the General Election coming up in two days (Tuesday, mark your calendars!), articles, blog posts, emails, and tweets have been focusing on the importance of the female vote -- as both key to particular candidates securing elections, and also as a way for women and parents to ensure that issues related to support of the family, gender equity, and the day-to-day living economy get the attention they deserve. There's no question that the female vote determines elections. Since 1964 , the number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential race. And since...
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GOTV Tips on helping moms in your area get to the polls!

October 31, 2014
I have been canvassing 20 hours per week to help get people to the polls. During this canvassing, I can't tell you how many new mothers with babies have told me that they aren't going to vote because they don't have time to register, or to get the ID that they need, or to get a babysitter to take care of their kids, or to get a ride to their polling place. People I've come into contact with think that women are uninterested in voting, but the truth is that the deck is stacked against young women, especially women in poverty, with children and that when they DON'T vote in their own interest,...
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Pledge to vote!

October 30, 2014
November 4th is Election Day. Let's own our power and get out and vote.
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