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Why Economics is a Family Issue: Getting Ready for the White House Summit on Working Families

June 21, 2014
My mom was sitting across from me at the kitchen table, coloring a kite for me to take the 837 miles from my home in Florida to Washington, DC.
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Visibility and Diversity: thoughts on Fathers' Day

June 17, 2014
When my wife and I became parents, nearly five years ago, we had to talk over many things that most parents will never have to think about.
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Calling Young Artists! National Contest to Raise Awareness About Poverty

June 16, 2014
With the swipe of a paintbrush or click of a camera, your child can make a difference in the fight to end poverty. Not only that, they have the chance to win exciting prizes, and have their artwork showcased in a national campaign. As part of our mission to build the political and public will to...
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"A Little Bit of Credit"...for Dad

June 16, 2014
Mark Tyler and I have been talking about the ups and downs of being the at home parent. I asked him to write a post about his experience. After several weeks of writing between bouts of cooking, cleaning, hugging, story- telling, dressing, playing, undressing, bathing, brushing, combing, driving,...
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The Hidden Story Behind Student Loan Debt

June 13, 2014
Here are some of the budget trade-offs we could make to help Millenials attain higher education without burgeoning student loan debt.
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Just Like You

June 13, 2014
We were sitting around on the living room floor, watching our kids flash by us as they ran in circles around the house. Three moms, brought together only by our children, talking about those kids as one of our few common topics of conversation, as relaxed as the situation will allow. Until one of...
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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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