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Paid Sick Days

New School Year, Same Uncertainty for Parents Without Paid Sick Days

September 7, 2017
For kids, heading back to school can be an anxious and exciting time – figuring out new routines, adjusting to different teachers and classmates and navigating changes in social and academic environments, all while growing and learning. Employed parents stress about these changes too, but the millions of moms, dads and caregivers without access to paid sick time also have to worry about cold and flu season and what will happen if their kids get sick.
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Your #5Actions for This Week!

July 23, 2017
We had a huge victory this week, as the very-bad Senate healthcare bill came to a halt in Washington. The voices of parents, families, caregivers, partners, sisters and daughters like US made a huge difference. Sadly, the healthcare battle isn't over. But for a brief moment let's congratulate...
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Paid Sick Days: Coming to a City or State near YOU on July 1st!

June 29, 2017
Do you hear that? Celebratory fireworks are going off early this year! And no, it's not your over-eager neighbors this time. On July 1st, *SIX* new paid sick days laws will go into effect!
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NY Times Shames Single Parents, Here’s Why They’re Wrong

June 29, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . As if single parents didn’t have enough shame heaped on them, the New York Times decided to pile on. On Wednesday, columnist David Leonhardt wrote : "People who follow the success sequence first receive at least a high school degree, then get a job...
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Before It's Too Late: Earned Sick Days for Rhode Island!

June 27, 2017
The clock is ticking! We only have a handful of days left to make sure the Rhode Island state legislature passes the earned sick days bill!
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Veto of Paid Sick Days Bill a ‘Betrayal of Maryland’s Working Families’

May 25, 2017
Governor Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act is a huge disappointment and a betrayal of Maryland’s working families, and of the legislators in both the state House and Senate who passed it. Currently, 750,000 working people in Maryland do not have any paid sick days they can use to...
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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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Take #5Actions To Make A Quick Impact!

April 17, 2017
Drum roll please… below are the #5Actions for this week! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week—your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. And if you do them, your actions will add up with others, and you're sure to have...
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