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This Father’s Day, WA Dads Can Celebrate The Gift of Paid Leave

June 13, 2019
Paid leave is not just for moms. Yet, dads take leave a lot less than moms . Even when dads have access to paid family leave through their employer, they often feel social pressure to leave the benefit on the table. Seventy percent of dads only take 10 days or less of paid leave. According to one...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

May 29, 2019
Discrimination is the last thing you should have to worry about when you’re pregnant, but even in 2019 pregnant workers are still being denied reasonable, medically-necessary accommodations at work (like extra water breaks or being able to sit down) because of loopholes in the 35 year old Pregnancy...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Stand with our nurses!

April 9, 2019
I come from a long line of nurses: my grandma is a nurse, my mom is a nurse, my aunts are nurses, and so are my cousins. These women work hard every day to provide outstanding care for premature babies, new parents recovering from childbirth, and patients fighting for their lives in the emergency...
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Clean Up WA's Tax Code!
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Clean up Washington's tax code!

April 8, 2019
Today, moms, parents, and advocates gathered in Olympia to testify in strong support of Senate Bill 5961 -- a bill that will fundamentally change the structure of Washington's tax code by creating a capital gains tax on the wealthiest Washingtonians and funding the Working Families Tax Credit...
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This is huge.

March 5, 2019
This is huge. Just last week, the Paycheck Fairness Act was passed by the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor! [1] Next, the bill is headed to a floor vote, where it could pass the House of Representatives. And it can’t pass a moment too soon! Why not a moment too soon? Because TODAY is a...
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Equal Pay Now!

Stand up for #AAPIEqualPay

March 4, 2019
As the former Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum , current board member of MomsRising, and most importantly, being a mom to two incredible daughters myself, fighting for equitable treatment of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls is my lifelong...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Washington parents need fair scheduling practices!

February 7, 2019
I'm writing from the Washington State Legislature where MomsRising member and super advocate McKyndree testified today in support of some MOMumental legislation on fair scheduling practices. Back McKyndree up with a quick email to your state lawmakers in support of secure scheduling legislation!...
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Washington State: Make pay history a thing of the past!

February 7, 2019
We've all been there. You put together your resume and cover letter to apply for a job. You're not sure how much it pays -- because they didn't share that information -- but you go ahead. You get an interview and things go well. When you ask about the pay range for the position the response you get...
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QUICK SIGNATURE ➡️ Protect Maryland Earned Sick Days!

August 31, 2018
The pencils are purchased and lunch boxes are ready to be packed! It’s back-to-school time in Maryland! This year, kids and families across Maryland are returning to school with something extra exciting: EARNED SICK DAYS!!! That’s right, this is the first back-to-school season since we passed the...
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EQUAL PAY

QUICK SIGNATURE: Equal Pay for Moms!

June 12, 2019
Today, June 10th is NOT our favorite day. Not at all. Why? Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the fact that moms – across race and ethnicity – must work until June 10th of 2019 to earn what dads made in 2018 alone. Of course, averages alone don’t tell the whole story because, due to structural...
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