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Rep. Mark Takano reads MomsRising member story at Congressional briefing on overtime

June 9, 2016
MomsRising members are being heard! Soledad, a member in California, shared her personal story on needing overtime protections. We delivered it to her Congressperson, Rep. Mark Takano, who read her story as part of a Congressional hearing on the overtime rule. Rep. Takano said, "It's important not...
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We Applaud Department of Labor Rule Expanding Eligibility for Overtime Pay

May 18, 2016
MomsRising and our more than a million members are pleased to see the U.S. Department of Labor take important action to ensure that workers are fairly compensated for the hours they put in at work. For too long, too many workers have not been able to qualify for overtime, forcing many families to...
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What Moms Really Need for Mother's Day

May 6, 2016
Flowers are purchased, cards are mailed and brunch reservations are made. Mother’s Day is here again. But what many moms really need for this holiday is something much different – and much more substantial. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Department of Labor held an event yesterday to discuss...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Raise that wage.

April 21, 2016
Members of Congress and workers’ advocates today renewed their push for an increase in the hourly federal minimum wage to $12 – a move that would reflect the recent frenzy of state and local movement on the issue and would mean larger pay checks for 35 million Americans. Originally sponsored one...
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Maverick, Violet, and How Trickle-Down Economics Fails to #ActOnPoverty

April 15, 2016
Maverick Bishop says he and his mom have stayed in every homeless shelter there is in San Francisco. When there wasn’t room in the shelters, they slept in hospital lobbies, along with other, even-less-desirable locations. Yesterday, he shared his story with members of Congress to try to protect and expand programs that helped him and his mom, and shed light on the need for more resources for programs to help others escape poverty.
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Pay the #USWNT world champs already, dammit!

April 8, 2016
Q: When do WORLD CHAMPS get paid far less than LOSERS? A: When they're women playing World Cup Soccer. That's right, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team — which recently won the World Cup in a final that was the most watched soccer game in American TV history with approximately 23 million viewers — is...
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Fact of the Week: Lower-Income Renters Spend Nearly Half of Income on Rent

April 7, 2016
Investing in housing and renters' assistance improves the health outcomes of infants and children and lowers healthcare spending.
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The Wage Gap: Short-Changing Women and Families

April 4, 2016
Lucy and Twins Photo.jpg Let's fast forward to the year 2059. My 11-year old daughter Lucy will be 55, and my two-year old twins, Cecilia and Eleanor, will turn 45. It's fun to contemplate all that they might achieve over the next four decades. It's not so fun to think about the fact that it will...
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Tipped workers need a pay raise

April 1, 2016
How long has it been since you’ve had a raise? For some workers, it has been entirely too long. Today – Friday, April 1, 2016 – marks the 25 th anniversary since the minimum wage for tipped workers has been increased. For 25 years now, the minimum wage for an estimated 5.3 million workers in the U...
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