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Why I’m a Title IX/Patsy Mink Fangirl – and why that’s not geeky at all

June 12, 2014
We're republishing this piece in celebration of Women's Equality Day and all Rep. Patsy Mink did to move women's rights forward.
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When You Shop, Think About Moms in Retail

June 10, 2014
Last week, moms who work at Walmart walked off the job across the country. Joined by co-workers and allies, they have been calling for respect and decent wages—at least $25,000 a year—and demanding an end to retaliation against employees who speak out for better working conditions. They also took...
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Way to Go Colorado! Much Needed Child Care Assistance Signed into Law in the Centennial State

June 9, 2014
Newsflash: Child care is expensive . In a majority of states, the cost of child care for an infant exceeds the cost of public college tuition . That cost pinches the wallets of all families with young children in paid child care. For low-income families, it’s much more than a pinch— on average,...
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Pre-K in PA Crosses Party Lines

June 9, 2014
Early childhood education continues to receive growing support from within Pennsylvania. Through the statewide Pre-K for PA campaign, educators and community leaders are not the only ones expressing a commitment to investing in the state's youngest learners. Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D) and Former...
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Un CD Mezclado

June 8, 2014
Volví a Miami, Florida recientemente para visitar a mi madre por el Día de las Madres, y encontré un montón de mis viejos CDs mezclados de cuando tenía 15 años. Decidí escuchar uno y lo que oí era una combinación asombrosa de Shakira, Boys to Men, Enrique Iglesias y Savage Garden. Escucharlo me...
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A Mixed CD

June 8, 2014
I went back to Miami, Florida recently to visit my mom for Mother’s Day and found a bunch of my old mixed CDs from when I was 15. I decided to give one a listen and what I heard was an amazing amalgamation of Shakira, Boys to Men, Enrique Iglesias, and Savage Garden. Listening to it made me smile,...
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Family Caregivers, the Future, and Now

June 5, 2014
My friend and colleague in the fight for family caregivers, Janice Lynch Schuster, recently had a conversation with her children about what may happen when she becomes older. It went like this, as Janice wrote in Fierce Urgency of Now: Family Caregivers and the Future that is Upon Us for the blog...
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¡Celebre con nosotras nuestro nuevo sitio!

June 3, 2014
Después de muchas horas de trabajo detrás del telón, estamos muy contentas de presentarles MamásConPoder.org , la comunidad de habla hispana de MomsRising.org . Como mamás latinas conscientes de la situación política actual, estamos muy orgullosas de ser parte de éste proyecto donde MomsRising.org...
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Celebrate with Us!

June 3, 2014
After countless hours of planning, writing and a lot of behind-the-scenes work, we are pleased to unveil MomsRising’s new Spanish-language website for the Latino community, MamásConPoder.org!
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MamásConPoder.org: A Dream in the Making

June 3, 2014
In May of 2006 I co-founded MomsRising with a mission of creating a multicultural movement of mothers – and of everyone who has ever had a mother! – to advance family economic security and to end discrimination against mothers. Since then, MomsRising has grown to a million members nationwide, including members in every state in our nation, who according to an analysis we commissioned, mirror the U.S. Census in terms of race and ethnicity.
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