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It's Past Time for Equal Pay. Take Action!

April 11, 2018
It’s Equal Pay Day. Again . The day that marks how far a woman typically has to work into 2018 to make what men were paid the previous year, across race, ethnicity, and industry. This is quite simply NOT okay . So, this Equal Pay Day, we want to aim our Care Bear Stare (or really, our emoji glare)...
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MomsRising Marks Equal Pay Day 2018: ‘We Can’t Wait Any Longer’

April 10, 2018
Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far women in the United States have to work into 2018 to catch up to what men, on average, were paid in 2017 alone. This frustrating annual ritual is a reminder that our country still has a long way to go in closing the wage gap, reaching economic equality...
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Continuing Dr. King's fight

April 4, 2018
We have to be the agents of the kind of change that strengthens our nation by including all our people in the opportunities for progress. Dr. King knew that, striving to bring together sanitation workers, laborers, farm workers, the labor movement, young people, and people of faith and conscience to call upon government to tear down the legal and economic barriers to full participation.
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How to Fill the Rest of 2018

March 29, 2018
Congressional leaders are mulling what to do for the rest of the year. We have a list of ideas for them, but we want to hear from you.
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Equal Pay Day at Your Local Coffee Shop!

March 28, 2018
Women’s wages fuel our businesses, economy, and most importantly -- working families. That’s why we teamed up with Main Street Alliance to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. Over thirty coffee shops and other small businesses will be using our custom coffee sleeves and napkins on April 10th -- Equal Pay Day, the day when ALL women’s wages catch up with what men made in the twelve months of 2017 alone.
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Fact of the Week: Only 1 in 4 unemployed workers receives unemployment insurance, a near historic low

March 15, 2018
Only 27 percent of unemployed workers received unemployment insurance in 2016 – a near historic low – according to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). The report also found that the percentage of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has declined by 25...
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BREAKING NEWS: Equal Pay Opportunity Act passes in Olympia!

March 7, 2018
WE DID IT! After years of hard work and advocacy, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act has passed the Washington State Legislature. In a strong, bipartisan vote the State House and Senate sent a strong equal pay bill to Governor Inslee's desk and he is expected to sign it quickly into law. Sign our thank...
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#5Actions of the Week: March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018
Happy Sunday! We hope you've had a good week — and have weathered all the storms that may have come your way okay! This week's #5Actions roundup keeps the drumbeat going around gun safety, immigration, and SNAP (food stamps). Gun safety is top of our actions list this week because we all know...
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TAKE ACTION: Roses are red, violets are blue, it's time that equal pay made its debut

February 13, 2018
"We are strong, and no one can tell us we are wrong...about the wage gap." Ok, I know that's not how the classic Pat Benatar song goes, but what better way to inspire action than with a power ballad? Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I need your help to send a special message to lawmakers in Olympia...
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