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* New -> #5Actions to Start the Week!

April 3, 2017
Happy Monday! We hope you're enjoying these early days of spring. While the seasons change, our need to speak out, loudly and regularly, about the issues that matter remains. Without further ado, here are our top 5 actions of the week! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them...
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SEATTLE: Come to our strategy meeting TONIGHT!

March 28, 2017
Have a #PussyHat in your closet? Well, break it OUT! It’s time to get together, to strategize, to make our voices HEARD, to wear our hats, and… to plan how we can have an impact at the city, state, and national levels to lift women, children, families, and our communities. It’s time to say #...
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#MilitaryMonday: The New Military Parental Leave--What does it really mean?

March 27, 2017
Paid Family Leave for military families has rapidly changed in the past two years, and the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act brings even more changes. While some of these changes appear to be improvements for military parental leave, several points of the new law have left us with some...
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Creating a culture of community in the workplace

March 20, 2017
Most of us spend a great deal of time at work - with our colleagues, doing our job. This can be a wonderful thing or a true challenge. When we feel valued, work can be an amazing thing – you feel part of something, appreciated and engaged. This is something every company should strive for, but how...
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Music and Activism - #KeepMarching!

March 15, 2017
Some days are just amazing – and last week I had one of those days. I was able to attend an awesome concert and facilitate an amazing discussion with a fabulous group of people in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts at an awesome event organized by pianist Sarah Bob and her emerging Nasty Cooperative. The...
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Connecticut Working Families need your help!

March 14, 2017
The constant stream of news out of Washington, D.C. is exhausting and I don’t know about you, but I am looking for every opportunity to put my energies where I know I can make a difference. You can make a difference, right here in Connecticut, by urging your state lawmakers to stand up for...
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Mayor Bowser & the DC Council must fund the Universal Paid Leave Act and REJECT any "Repeal & Replace" bills!

March 13, 2017
We won the first time and we’ll win again by stomping out the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad bills introduced by Councilmembers Cheh, Evans, and Gray – and by ensuring that DC’s paid leave program receives its rightful start-up funding to get up and running for DC families.
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5 Quick Actions for this week - #KeepMarching!

March 6, 2017
YOU are being heard! This week we had the opportunity to directly bring forward the voices and policy priorities of moms, dads, and people across our nation to elected leaders in Washington, DC -- including Senators Sanders and Cantwell (pictured) -- who have the power to make an impact. Leaders...
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President Trump Wants to Help Working Families, But Which Families?

March 1, 2017
The United States is long overdue in embracing policies that would make it easier for working families to both do their jobs and care for their families. In his first speech to Congress, President Trump expressed his desire to make child care affordable and ensure new parents have access to paid...
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Parenting and our Public Policies

February 24, 2017
It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March. I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience. Today, I think about the energy and drive it took for all those who...
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