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QUICK SIGNATURE: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

May 29, 2019
Discrimination is the last thing you should have to worry about when you’re pregnant, but even in 2019 pregnant workers are still being denied reasonable, medically-necessary accommodations at work (like extra water breaks or being able to sit down) because of loopholes in the 35 year old Pregnancy...
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Los permisos pagados también son para las familias de cuidados de crianza

May 24, 2019
Desde el 2004, The Mockingbird Society ha trabajado para asegurar que los jóvenes que ingresan al sistema de cuidados de crianza sean asignados a padres de crianza que tengan buenos recursos y el apoyo de una constelación conocida como MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ . MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ es un enfoque de...
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#DeltaDumpsPumps Milspouse forced to hand-express in a toilet after Delta confiscates her pump

May 14, 2019
We can't believe this is still happening. Renowned photographer and Navy spouse Shannon O'Hara is no stranger to managing travel while lactating. But yesterday, Delta Airlines violated their own policy which states "Delta fully supports a woman’s right to breastfeed on board Delta and Delta...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Stand with our nurses!

April 9, 2019
I come from a long line of nurses: my grandma is a nurse, my mom is a nurse, my aunts are nurses, and so are my cousins. These women work hard every day to provide outstanding care for premature babies, new parents recovering from childbirth, and patients fighting for their lives in the emergency...
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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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Small business owner Tiffany Turner supports WA's new paid leave program

January 22, 2019
Originally printed in the Chinook Observer on December 20, 2018 . My husband and I own four seaside hotels on the coast of Washington and Oregon as well as two restaurants and a distillery in the small town of Long Beach, where we grew up. As small business owners, we’ve always wanted to offer jobs...
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Work & Family
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Make it Work: Transforming the workplace for families and moms

October 17, 2018
October is National Work and Family Month and it’s a good time to talk about the demands of both work and family. Workers, especially working parents, need workplace supports that help address deep systemic inequities based on race, class, and gender. We need policies that make it possible for...
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Don’t GUT Michigan’s new paid sick time law!

October 3, 2018
Did you hear the news?! Michigan lawmakers passed a paid sick time law! That may seem like good news at first, but the truth is that it’s not that simple and we can’t totally celebrate...yet. Here’s the scoop: The MI Time to Care coalition collected nearly 400,000 signatures for a strong paid sick...
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Family caregivers left out of Washington's unemployment benefits

October 3, 2018
There are moments in life where family must come first and you shouldn't be denied unemployment because of it. But Washington's laws don't reflect the caregiving roles that many of us take on in our families nor do they set reasonable standards for working parents struggling to find childcare. We'...
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Back to School (-to-prison pipeline)

October 11, 2017
For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is a dangerous exercise in Russian roulette with the school-to-prison pipeline.
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