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MomsRising Calls on Lawmakers to Close the Black Women’s Wage Gap

July 31, 2017
Today, July 31, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – a day that marks how long Black women have to work in 2017 to catch up to what White, non-Hispanic men were paid, on average, in 2016. Black women in our country experience an appalling wage gap. It took almost 19 months, going into July of 2017, for...
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First look: Dolores, a Riveting New Documentary about Labor Activist Dolores Huerta

July 28, 2017
MomRising is thrilled to share an exclusive look at the poster for Dolores , a new documentary film about the legendary, and tireless, Dolores Huerta. Directed by Peter Bratt (Follow Me Home, La Mision) and executive produced by Carlos Santana, Dolores opens in select cities across the country in...
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NY Times Shames Single Parents, Here’s Why They’re Wrong

June 29, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . As if single parents didn’t have enough shame heaped on them, the New York Times decided to pile on. On Wednesday, columnist David Leonhardt wrote : "People who follow the success sequence first receive at least a high school degree, then get a job...
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Human Needs Report: Senate health care bill moves, FY18 budget and spending work, $15 minimum wage bill and more

June 12, 2017
Read the Coalition on Human Needs' latest Human Needs Report for articles on the Senate health care bill, budget and spending work, efforts to gut consumer protections, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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#5Actions To Fight For Our Democracy! Week of June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017
Happy Monday! We're back with five new and important actions for this week, from protecting the Women's Bureau, to demanding equal pay, to organizing a fun meet up in your community. You are powerful! Take all 5 actions at once, or do one a day. Your choice. What matters most is that you continue...
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Moms Group Applauds the Introduction of the Raise the Wage Act of 2017

May 25, 2017
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 – legislation that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage to $9.25 per hour, increasing the minimum wage...
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Moms Deserve Fair Wages! On Moms’ Equal Pay Day, MomsRising Urges Congress to Help Close the Wage Gap

May 23, 2017
This Mother's Day month, it's time to get real: We live in a country that often claims to worship mothers but, in truth, becoming a mother puts women at a tremendous lifelong economic risk. In fact, being a mom is now a greater predictor of wage and hiring discrimination than being a woman. You may...
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From Tug-of-War to Teeter-Totter

May 7, 2017
After returning over $20m of Child Care and Development Funds to the federal government in 2016, Michigan's Governor has proposed a 2018 budget plan that will ensure the entirety of the Federal child care funds available to the state are drawn. The proposed strategy included a plan to increase the...
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Worthy wages now: For our children, our families, and our economy

May 3, 2017
Moms know just how very valuable early learning is for kids, for families, and for our economy. More than anything, we want our children, and every child, to have every chance to succeed in school and in life. High-quality early learning programs are critically important to children’s success. In...
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Ivanka's Promise

May 2, 2017
Ivanka Trump is set to release her new book today — Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success . Earlier this year, we were happy to welcome Ivanka to the federal government where hundreds of thousands of union members tirelessly serve our country each and every day. As a senior adviser to her...
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