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Pauli Murray's Song of Hope

November 3, 2017
Hope is a song in a weary throat. Give me a song of hope And a world where I can sing it. Give me a song of faith And a people to believe in it. Give me a song of kindliness And a country where I can live it. Give me a song of hope and love And a brown girl’s heart to hear it. This verse is from...
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TAKE ACTION: Close the Latina Wage GAP

November 2, 2017
I’m going to tell you something that’s going to make you mad. And then I’m going to tell you something we can do about it. Here we go: Right now in the United States, Latinas earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man and Latina mothers earn just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white fathers. [1,2] This horrifying wage gap is why we are raising our voices today to mark Latina Equal Pay Day, the day signifying that Latinas in the United States have to work ALL of 2016 and until November 2nd of 2017 to finally earn as much as white men earned in 2016 alone. → We can’t end pay discrimination and close wage gaps if employers can hide the fact they are paying women and people of color less than white men.
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Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day Underscores Terrible Toll Wage Gap Takes

September 25, 2017
Today marks Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day to which the average Native American woman working full-time has to work until her earnings match the average pay for a white man from the previous year. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders earned just 59 cents for every dollar...
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Progress on Equal Pay Has Been Much Too Slow

September 12, 2017
It’s again confirmed: Women are not making equal pay for equal work despite now comprising nearly half of the paid labor force. This is ridiculous. It hurts women, families and our economy. According to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data, the average wage gap for a woman working full-time year-...
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Trump Rollback of Equal Pay Data Collection ‘Shameful,’ Will Undercut Efforts to Promote Fair Pay

August 30, 2017
Last night, in another shameful action, the Trump administration halted an initiative designed to advance fair pay for women and workers of color. The pay data the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was about to begin collecting was designed to help uncover discrimination by requiring...
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#5Actions of the Week: August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017
Summer is here, and we need to keep the HEAT ON around issues we care about! Join us and thousands of people eager to keep summer sizzling by taking action on equal pay, childcare , net neutrality, immigration and more below! Scroll to the end for a bonus silly action, too! As always, please act...
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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

August 4, 2017
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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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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