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Raise Your Voice (A little bit louder now!)

June 19, 2017
On the radio show today we cover how now’s the time for everyone work together and how we can lift each other; hear from a U.S. Senator on how to have the biggest impact; get the inside scoop on a new study showing the incredible number of people covered by Medicaid in our nation (70 million people...
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I Want to Be My Child’s Primary Caregiver, but My Employer J.P. Morgan Chase Treats That as a Woman’s Job

June 19, 2017
Last week, my wife and I were overjoyed to welcome our second child into this world. Our older son is 2, and our baby son is just nine days old. Being a dad is my crowning achievement in life. I treasure taking our older son to play in the creek near our house, being in the water with him at swim...
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SuperMom Sonja testifies before Massachusetts lawmakers about the importance of paid leave

June 13, 2017
Good afternoon, and thank you for allowing me to speak today. My name is Sonja Darai and I'm from Somerville, Massachusetts. I’m a member of the group MomsRising and I'm the mom of two teenage boys. I'm also a daughter, and I’m here today to tell you how paid family and medical leave helped me care...
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We need paid family leave that works for families, business, and our economy!

June 10, 2017
Yikes! We have a bizarre, tricky, and urgent situation with President Trump and paid family and medical leave -- and we need your help letting Congress know what’s going on so they aren’t fooled. The lowdown: While we were heartened that President Trump’s proposed budget recognized the need for...
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I am sick of Crowdfunding for Healthcare

May 24, 2017
I have had it. This morning I got another GoFundMe request in my inbox. This time it is to support the treatment for the mother of a teammate on my son’s lacrosse team. She will need to have surgery in the next two weeks to remove a brain tumor. I don’t know her well, but I do know she is a single...
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Trump Administration’s Paid Leave Proposal ‘Terribly Flawed, Would Leave Millions of Families Behind and Falls Far Short of What Our Country Needs’

May 19, 2017
While we are heartened by reports that President Trump’s budget recognizes the need for paid family and medical leave, which is, indeed, an urgent priority – the administration’s approach is not only terribly flawed, but also is coming at the same time Trump is proposing massive cuts to the...
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Help Us Make #PaidLeave a Reality for CT Workers!

May 10, 2017
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re well aware that the United States is the only industrialized nation without a national paid parental leave program. Across the country, 88 percent of working women do not have access to even a single day of paid maternity leave. In the absence of paid...
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Ivanka's Promise

May 2, 2017
Ivanka Trump is set to release her new book today — Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success . Earlier this year, we were happy to welcome Ivanka to the federal government where hundreds of thousands of union members tirelessly serve our country each and every day. As a senior adviser to her...
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Moms On The Front Lines of the Resistance - 1st 100 days!

April 28, 2017
THANK YOU! Through all the political chaos that’s happened since Trump took the White House we’ve been blown away by the impact at the state and federal levels of the over million members, and millions of readers, of MomsRising who have been raising their voices in high impact ways for the last ten...
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We See That Wolf In Sheep's Clothing!

April 27, 2017
You’ve heard about fake news. How about fake names for bad legislation? Yup, that’s happening too… but together we can stop it. The deceptively named, wolf in sheep's clothing, “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1180 / S. 801) was just voted out of committee in Congress. It is now headed for...
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