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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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Quick & Easy: Help fix DC paid leave regulations!

September 4, 2019
This is one of those good news / bad news / we need to take action posts, so here we go! The good news! We’re one step closer to Washington, DC’s paid family and medical leave law, the Universal Paid Leave Act, going fully into effect on July 1, 2020! The bad news is that DC’s Office of Paid Family...
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#5Actions Challenge: Take it up a notch

September 3, 2019
Happy End of Summer! It's been a busy one. This month marked our ONE HUNDREDTH EDITION of #5Actions! Thank you to everyone who's made this weekly round-up a part of their routine. Our goal has been simple: to make it as easy as possible for you to review and catch up on all of the big actions from...
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All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!

August 19, 2019
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via...
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What’s Good for Families Is Good for Businesses, and for Washington State

July 24, 2019
On a recent tour of Europe, our Czech guide told me about the family-friendly policies in her country. Mothers (or fathers; families can choose) get two years of paid family leave when a child is born. If the next child comes along before those two years are up, they start all over again. Then...
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WA's paid leave program is a beautiful boon to my beloved city, state, and my business. 

July 19, 2019
I am the founder and CEO of The Derschang Group ; a mix of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Seattle, Washington. My first business was Linda’s Tavern, established in 1994, a neighborhood bar that’s become a Capitol Hill institution. In the decades since, I’ve launched eleven bars and restaurants are...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave, Wages, More!

July 19, 2019
Check out three top posts from the MomsRising blog in the last week: Read our statement on raising the minimum wage, check out a small business owner's perspective on WA paid leave, and take action on the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies-->
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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Support Labor Unions

July 15, 2019
Ensuring that a growing economy is equitable and benefits all workers is an important policy priority for all elected officials. Given that women’s earnings and economic security are central to the health and well-being of U.S. households and the overall economy, each election cycle presents an...
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15 Moms Who Are Putting Policies to Work for Families

July 11, 2019
To mother is to transform. Each and every day moms are shaping a more just future for us all through small and big acts alike -- whether it’s helping a tantruming toddler understand their feelings or advocating for their community with elected leaders, moms have superpowers that move us all forward...
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15 mamás que están poniendo las políticas a trabajar para las familias

July 11, 2019
Ser madre significa transformar. Todos los días, las mamás forjan un futuro más justo para todos nosotros a través de actos pequeños y grandes por igual –ya sea ayudando a un niñito a comprender sus sentimientos en medio de una pataleta o abogando por su comunidad ante los funcionarios electos, las...
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