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Elizabethe Schroeder

A Plea for Paid Family Leave

March 8, 2019
A few weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of my two-year-old wailing. She was afraid and uncomfortable, having vomited in her bed and woken herself up. She reached for me, her sweet face looking pitiful and streaked with tears. As soon as she was bathed and comforted and...
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Your February MOMentum: Big win for paid family leave!

March 1, 2019
From attending the State of the Union address to speaking at the re-introduction of the FAMILY Act to testifying before Congress on the Paycheck Fairness Act, February has been full of MomsRising power! And not only at the federal level — moms are making the difference for economic justice...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave, Gun Safety, KidsRising!

March 1, 2019
Ever feel overwhelmed by your inbox, news feeds, podcast subscriptions? We're here to help! Swing by the MomsRising blog for this weekly round-up post to highlight the good news and current actions you may want to know about but might have missed. You don't have to be a policy expert or glued to...
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My experience testifying for paid leave in NH

February 27, 2019
During the recent Polar Vortex of 2019, I loaded myself and my son Vinny into the Resistance Mobile (my terrible minivan bedecked with political and justice related stickers) and for the first time in my life drove to the State House in Concord, New Hampshire to rally and testify in support of...
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Now On #RisersRadio : The Power of YOU! Powered up & Ready to go

February 25, 2019
We have an all new #Radioshow out this week where we cover the power of YOU! How YOU can help get the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed through Congress; tips for doing big things; how access to early learning & childcare is finally catching fire (thank goodness!); and how you can help...
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#RisersRadio: The Power of YOU

February 19, 2019
We have a brand new radio show this week in which we cover how to help stop the fake national emergency; why (and how) we need to address the childcare and Pre-K crisis in our nation; how you can help one fair wage move forward so tipped workers aren’t stuck earning only $2.13 per hour; and we'll...
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Testimony of MomsRising CEO/Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on the Paycheck Fairness Act

February 13, 2019
This is the testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO/Executive Director and Co-Founder of MomsRising, given today before the U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, for the Joint Subcommittee Hearing...
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Paid Leave for Love and Family

February 12, 2019
In 2012, I helped organized the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community to build support for our LGBT members and marriage equality in Washington State. The messaging for that campaign was tailored for the (API) community, where love for family was emphasized over individual romantic love. This is...
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Positive Proactive MOMentum!

February 5, 2019
On the #RisersRadioShow this week we cover the shutdown, the re-opening, and the power of older women; we also cover the introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act and FAMILY Act in Congress (Yay!); and we close the show covering how to help prevent Muslim youth from being bullied in our communities...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019
Happy Friday! We hope that everyone affected by the extreme winter temperatures is safe and warm. And we look forward to learning all of the new games you've had to invent to keep the kids entertained, after so many days of cancelled school! Below please find our latest list of top actions for the...
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