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Top #5Actions of the Week: June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending equal pay, pregnant workers, and gun violence. We also need your input on which issues are most important for you so we can create our "Mom Platform" as we head into the next presidential...
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This Father’s Day, WA Dads Can Celebrate The Gift of Paid Leave

June 13, 2019
Paid leave is not just for moms. Yet, dads take leave a lot less than moms . Even when dads have access to paid family leave through their employer, they often feel social pressure to leave the benefit on the table. Seventy percent of dads only take 10 days or less of paid leave. According to one...
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May MOMentum: Victory in NC, Training Moms To Run for Office, and MORE!

May 30, 2019
Happy spring! May has been an amazing month for our movement, from the joy and honor/memorial messages we shared with each other on Mother’s Day, to the legislative progress we celebrated on paid family and medical leave and maternal health. We also stood up and spoke out to protect our rights and...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave in NC, VoteRunLead, & More!

May 24, 2019
VICTORY IN NC! State employees of any North Carolina department, agency, board or commission under the oversight of the Governor can access up to eight weeks of paid parental leave after giving birth or four weeks of paid parental leave after a partner gives birth or to bond with and care for a...
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Nat'l Foster Care Month

Paid Leave is for Foster Families too

May 17, 2019
Since 2004, The Mockingbird Society has worked to ensure that youth who must enter the foster care system are placed with foster parents who are well resourced and supported in a constellation known as MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ . MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ is an empowerment-based approach to foster care,...
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Born Too Soon, Redux: We Need to Help Moms Optimize their Birth Spacing

May 15, 2019
B y: Laura Vricella, MD I sat on the edge of her hospital bed. Mary had arrived just 48 hours ago, tears streaming, and with agonized screams delivered her 24-week infant son on the ambulance gurney. There was not even time for her to change into a hospital gown. She was in shock that she was no...
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We are the champions, my friends!

May 13, 2019
On our Breaking Through radio podcast this week we cover the incredible MOMentum of paid family/medical leave that’s happening now! We also discuss how moms are rising across the nation to stop family separation. We’ll learn about where moms are running for office and why it makes a difference...
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

May 10, 2019
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be YouTube stars, or beg for T-shirts, backpacks, or comforters emblazoned with logos. But parents still...
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Por qué es maravilloso tener un beneficio de permisos pagados portátil

May 3, 2019
Informes recientes revelan que un segmento cada vez mayor de la fuerza laboral tiene varios empleos de medio tiempo o trabaja por cuenta propia, especialmente en el estado de Washington en donde cada vez más empleos temporales y contratos se añaden a la economía informal . De acuerdo con The...
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Permiso Familiar y Médico Pagado

Ahora podemos darnos el lujo de aprovechar los beneficios que ofrece FMLA

May 2, 2019
Sentada en la clínica de mi comadrona, no sabía con seguridad lo que era una insuficiencia cervical, pero sabía que no era algo bueno. Esto fue en diciembre del 2012, tenía 20 semanas de embarazo de mi primera hija y la noticia me tomó totalmente desprevenida. Irónicamente, había planificado como...
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