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Speak Out With #RisersRadio

December 10, 2018
On the #RadioShow this week we cover how YOU can get healthcare coverage through www.healthcare.gov before Dec. 15th; the ways in which gun safety legislation is moving forward and how you can help; why a best-in-the-nation paid family/medical leave bill is changing our nation for the better; and...
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Adoption Awareness Month
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Love, loss and paid family leave: One adoption story

November 26, 2018
Like every parent, I will never forget the day we brought our daughter home for the first time. It was an unseasonably warm spring day and, after dumping the luggage from our weeks abroad, we headed straight for the yard. As I set our 17-month-old in the grass, I felt a momentary a rush of relief...
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Adopción

Amor, pérdida y permisos familiares pagados: Una historia de adopción

November 20, 2018
Como cualquier padre de familia, nunca olvidaré el día que trajimos a nuestra hija a la casa por primera vez. Era un día de primavera inusualmente cálido y, después de meter a la casa el equipaje de una semana que pasamos fuera del país, salimos al patio. Cuando puse a nuestra hija de 17 meses en...
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Take Action!
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Preemption Stifles Local Voices, Innovation. Here's how

November 19, 2018
Preemption policies prohibit local governments from passing laws or ordnances that are more robust than what exists at a higher level. For example, a preemption policy could prohibit a city council from passing a soda tax because one doesn't exist at the state level, or a borough council from...
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Write a LTE!

Thankful Paid Family and Medical Leave is coming to WA? Write an LTE!

November 16, 2018
November is all about gratitude--counting the blessings and gifts we have now. For some, a main source of gratitude is the presence of family and the ability to provide for loved ones. That’s why we’re extra thankful that Washington families will soon be able to benefit from Washington’s new Paid...
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Premature Awareness Month

A Premature Birth Can Be Traumatic, Not Having Paid Leave Makes It Worse

November 14, 2018
Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to have kids. My husband and I married somewhat young, and we decided to try having kids when we were in our twenties, just in case it might not work out if we tried in our thirties. With our chosen professions in the food industry, there would have been no...
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Programa de permisos familiares pagados de WA

Un parto prematuro puede ser traumático, no tener permisos pagados hace que sea peor

November 14, 2018
Desde niña, supe que quería tener hijos. Mi esposo y yo nos casamos cuando éramos relativamente jóvenes y decidimos tratar de tener hijos cuando teníamos veintitantos años, por si acaso no podíamos si tratábamos después de los treinta. Como trabajamos en la industria alimenticia, no íbamos a poder...
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Military Parental Leave Program--Not exactly as promised

November 8, 2018
UPDATE: The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee Paid Leave Constellation has crafted a sign-on letter requesting that legislators fix the gaps in the MPLP. Please read , sign , and share the letter to help us address these critical issues. When the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Jade from California

October 31, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Jade in California about the childcare struggle and her experiences as an immigrant. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My partner Caesar is Mexican and I am British. It took...
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Work & Family
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Make it Work: Transforming the workplace for families and moms

October 17, 2018
October is National Work and Family Month and it’s a good time to talk about the demands of both work and family. Workers, especially working parents, need workplace supports that help address deep systemic inequities based on race, class, and gender. We need policies that make it possible for...
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