Skip to main content

Realistic & Fair Wages

Photo of Kristin sitting at a table and speaking into a microphone

Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
MomsRising's picture
US Womens Soccer Team

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019
September is in full swing, and we are ready for it! We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, featuring two important calls-to-action on gun safety. There's also a call for stories on youth incarceration, a chance to speak out about family separation, and a link to donate...
Karen Showalter's picture

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019
We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, on assault weapons, youth incarceration, equal pay, and more! This week's list also includes a thank you card to recognize the U.S. Women's Soccer Team for their tremendous work speaking out about equal pay. We're hand-delivering it...
Karen Showalter's picture

August 22nd: Black Women's Equal Pay Day

August 22, 2019
Today isn’t just any Thursday. Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, marking the fact that Black women must work until August 22 of 2019 (and all of 2018) in order to earn what white men were paid in 2018 alone.
Sara Alcid's picture
US Womens Soccer Team

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019
Summer is heading towards a close, and school and legislatures alike will soon be back in session. As we've seen, we can't take a break when it comes to speaking out about issues affecting our families and communities. THANK YOU to all who added their name to our urgent calls to action around...
Karen Showalter's picture
Take Action!
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three players from the US Women's National Team for soccer smooch their medals and trophy.]

U.S. Soccer: STOP lobbying against equal pay!

August 14, 2019
We’re calling a red card on the U.S. Soccer Federation! Why? It’s bad enough that they don’t pay the national men’s and women’s soccer teams equally, but now they have hired not one, but two (!!!) lobbying firms to actively lobby against equal pay on Capitol Hill. → Tell the U.S. Soccer Federation...
Sara Alcid's picture
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A graphic image with a blue background and text that reads MOM-entum.]

Your July MOMentum!

July 30, 2019
July has been HOT, and not just because of the temperature! MomsRising supporters have been celebrating our wins all month long, including major wins protecting immigrant families’ rights; gaining Congressional support for better wages; and amplifying women’s and mothers’ voices in presidential...
Anita's picture

The Human Needs Report: A victory for minimum wage workers, a spending deal in Congress, another attack on migrants, and more

July 22, 2019
Check out the Human Needs Report for the latest on Congress's spending deal, a victory for minimum wage workers, a new attack on migrants, and more.
Lecia Imbery's picture
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A colorful graphic that says "Weekly Blog Round Up" on a pink background]

#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave, Wages, More!

July 19, 2019
Check out three top posts from the MomsRising blog in the last week: Read our statement on raising the minimum wage, check out a small business owner's perspective on WA paid leave, and take action on the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies-->
Anita's picture

Good news! Passing Law to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage Boosts Workers and Families

July 18, 2019
"We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for standing up for low-wage workers and families by passing the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the paychecks of millions of moms and help lift families out of poverty. Today’s action was long overdue. Congress has not increased the minimum wage...
Kristin's picture

Pages