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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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Wage Inequality Grew in 2015 - for the 35th Year in a Row

March 25, 2016
A new report confirms what many Americans feel every day: the wage gap between the top and everyone else continued to grow. To ensure a rising tide indeed lifts all boats, we need to raise the minimum wage, eliminate the gender wage gap, and expand overtime protections.
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Life as a Parent with an Unstable Work Schedule

March 10, 2016
MKD Family Photo 2015.jpg Google family calendar. Outlook work calendar. The calendar app that syncs my electronic calendars on my phone. My 2016 annual planner. The calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. These are the tools that I use every day (in the attempt) to keep my schedule organized. As a...
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Taking my boy on the STUMP in NH #FITN

February 9, 2016
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention every four...
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No Working Woman Should Have to Wait Decades to Receive Equal Pay

January 29, 2016
It took Lilly Ledbetter over two decades to discover her wages were being docked at work because of her gender. Even then, Lilly only discovered she wasn’t being paid equally thanks to an anonymous note slipped to her by a well-intentioned co-worker. As we celebrate the seventh anniversary of the...
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