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Paid Family Leave

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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Improve Access to Paid Leave, Paid Sick Days, Child Care

July 11, 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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All New Risers Radio: We Can Do Hard Things!

July 1, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the horrors happening to children and families in detention centers in the US and how you can help. We’ll hear top takeaways from the #DemDebate, discuss the #MomPlatform, and what’s next with Debate Bingo. We’ll get the latest on the fight for abortion care...
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Este Día del Padre, los papás de WA pueden recibir el regalo de los Permisos Pagados

June 16, 2019
Los Permisos Pagados no son solo para las mamás, sin embargo, los papás piden permiso con mucha menos frecuencia que las mamás. Incluso cuando los papás tienen acceso a permisos familiares pagados a través de su empleador, a menudo son presionados socialmente para no pedir el permiso. 70% de los...
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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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