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What works in fighting poverty?

June 16, 2016
Poverty has been in the news a lot lately. Two years ago we marked the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s famous War on Poverty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which supplanted Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). And a GOP task...
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It Makes Me Sick That We Don't Have Paid Sick Days

June 1, 2016
My heart sunk when I got the call from school telling me that Ch arlie, my 2nd grader, was in the nurse's office with the pukes. I quickly made arrangements wit h my supervisor to use paid sick time that afternoon and headed ho me to care for my child. MomsRising Paid Sick Days Charles Photo.jpg...
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Minneapolis is on the cusp of passing earned sick time!

May 26, 2016
GREAT NEWS: The Minneapolis City Council is voting on the earned sick time ordinance this week and they need to hear from YOU!
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What Moms Really Need for Mother's Day

May 6, 2016
Flowers are purchased, cards are mailed and brunch reservations are made. Mother’s Day is here again. But what many moms really need for this holiday is something much different – and much more substantial. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Department of Labor held an event yesterday to discuss...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Maryland! We've got a lot to celebrate!

April 21, 2016
The 2016 Maryland legislative session came to an end at midnight on Monday, April 11th, and disappointingly, the Healthy Working Families Act did not pass . But we came so close , and we have a lot to celebrate. Let’s take a moment to thank all of the state legislators who voted YES on the Maryland...
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Meet Pennsylvania State Moms Force Volunteer Ray!

March 21, 2016
DYK MomsRising is on the ground in Pennsylvania? It's no exaggeration to say there is much to do. But parents know better than anyone: a little patience and a lot of perseverance can go a long, long way. Check out this inspiring profile of Ray, one of our fabulous Pennsylvania State Moms Force...
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Back up President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days!

March 17, 2016
Whether it’s walking pneumonia or the flu, germs happen and kids and parents get sick. It’s just a fact. This is why allowing people to earn paid sick days as they work is pure common sense! Join me in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to move paid sick days forward for over 800,000 employees...
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Paid Sick Days are now the LAW in Vermont!

March 14, 2016
WE DID IT! Paid sick days are now the law in the Green Mountain State.
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President Obama's Final Budget

February 15, 2016
President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!
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