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The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

October 18, 2016
Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
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My Letter from President Obama

October 12, 2016
My combined maternity leave through 4 different pregnancies is still far less than the 6 weeks that is suggested by our medical community for a new mom to take off to heal from just one delivery. My goal in life is to leave the world better for my children. That's why I wrote my state legislature, my U.S. Congressional members and the President. Of everyone I wrote, I never dreamed I would hear from the President.
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Fact of the Week: 600,000 employees will gain paid sick days

October 7, 2016
If you’ve been to a doctor’s office or pharmacy lately, you’ve seen the signs announcing that flu season is here, and urging you to get your flu shot now. Even if I do get the flu, I’ll count myself among the luckier ones, because my employer provides me with paid sick days. Not everyone is so lucky. The U.S. is one of only a few rich countries that doesn’t guarantee workers paid sick leave. Roughly 41 million workers in our country lack this basic protection to care for themselves or a sick family member. Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a step toward fixing this.
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My Personal Story: Why President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days Will Boost Families

October 4, 2016
As a former federal contractor without the ability to earn paid sick days, I know firsthand what an incredible impact President Obama's Executive Rrder will have on families’ economic security and peace of mind.
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MomsRising Praises Administration Actions to Expand Paid Sick Leave, Improve Enforcement of Equal Pay Laws

September 29, 2016
There are a wide range of issues that affect family economic security, but two that consistently rise to the top are: Access to paid sick days and equal pay. Today the White House announced two actions, addressing each of these crucial issues. MomsRising members across the nation, tens of thousands...
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My Family Won't Wait

September 25, 2016
I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and...
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Paid Sick Days for Morristown, NJ!

September 13, 2016
Morristown could become the next municipality in New Jersey to pass paid sick days!
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Let's Make St. Paul the Next City with Earned Sick Time!

August 24, 2016
The St. Paul City Council is voting on earned sick time TODAY! This is our final chance to have an impact on the outcome of this important ordinance.
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We're Sending a GIANT Thank-You Card to Duluth's City Council!

August 18, 2016
The Duluth City Council voted to create an earned sick time task force. Thank them for taking this important step & tell them that you support the introduction of an ordinance!
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Earned Sick Time for St. Paul!

August 9, 2016
What does this mean for St. Paul families? Well, for an average family without earned sick time, just 3.5 days of missed work is the equivalent to an entire month of groceries. Wow.
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