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Remarks by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner at 2018 Women’s March #PowerToThePolls Rally

January 22, 2018
Editor's note: MomsRising's CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, delivered a powerful message at the Women's #PowerToThePolls First Anniversary rally event in Las Vegas this past weekend. Check out the Facebook Live video of her remarks as well as the written remarks below: Hello out...
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Could FMLA get better? You bet Jurassican! #FMLA25

January 18, 2018
Back in 1993 two HUGE things happened. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law and the movie Jurassic Park broke box office records. Now, 25 years later Jurassic Park will see its second reboot--with new and improved dinosaurs and modernized special effects! But our UNPAID...
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Things I wish my employer knew about maternity leave

December 21, 2017
With a newborn, the days are long but the years are short. My baby turned ten weeks this past weekend. Which means I have two more weeks of maternity leave. Yes, I am on maternity leave. No, maternity leave is not a vacation. To the employers who consider maternity leave is for fun or moms on...
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(Un)happy anniversary, DC!

December 20, 2017
Today marks exactly one year since the DC Council voted to pass the Universal Paid Leave Act. I wish I could say we were still celebrating and preparing for its implementation, but instead we need to protect the law from being repealed and replaced with a weak and harmful alternative.
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Birth & Maternal Health Resource Book Launch

December 11, 2017
We at MomsRising are excited to share our first Birth & Maternal Health Resource Book with you! It’s for partners, legislators and everyday folks who want to learn more about the problematic state of maternal morbidity/mortality in our nation. The book also serves as an advocacy tool to...
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New York's Paid Family Leave Law Coming Jan. 2018! Learn more

December 8, 2017
Hey New York moms! New York passed a great paid family leave law that kicks in January 1, 2018. For more information, visit A Better Balance or call 1-833-NEED-ABB. What does the paid family leave law do for new moms? The law guarantees new moms time off to bond with a new child (including adopted...
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Nueva York ha aprobado una fantástica ley de licencia familiar pagada

December 8, 2017
Atención madres de Nueva York! Nueva York ha aprobado una fantástica ley de licencia familiar pagada que comienza el 1 de enero de 2018. Para obtener más información, visite A Better Balance o llame al 1-833-633-3222. ¿Qué hace la ley de licencia familiar pagada para las nuevas mamás? La ley...
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FREE Family Celebrations in Washington State!

November 15, 2017
MomsRising is hosting FREE family celebrations in Des Moines, Everett, and Auburn, Washington featuring live musical entertainment by kid-entertainer extraordinaire Eli Rosenblatt , arts and crafts by Seattle Recreative , face painting, and plenty of kid- and adult-friendly food to go around. Why...
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Coffee & Advocacy w/ MomsRising in WA State

November 15, 2017
The holidays are upon us and it’s a great time of year to reflect, give thanks, and build community with family, friends, and neighbors. MomsRising members across Washington State are gathering to do just that. Please say you’ll join us! MomsRising staff will be traveling the state to share more...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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