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Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs

April 14, 2015
This week, the House will vote on a measure to repeal the estate tax, which would shower the wealthiest 0.2 percent of estates in the country with an average tax cut of $2.5 million. Meanwhile, the House has already passed a budget proposal that would convert the nation’s bedrock nutrition...
Melissa Boteach's picture

What Would You Buy With Your 23 Cents?

April 14, 2015
Working women are shorted 23 cents for every dollar a man makes. On its own, 23 cents doesn’t sound like much. Sure it’s wrong that women still are paid only 77 cents on the man’s dollar. But what can 23 cents buy? How about a nice house? A private college education for four kids? Twelve brand new...
Liz Shuler's picture

My Wage Gap as a Mom and Daughter- #EqualPayDay

April 14, 2015
As a woman working a low-wage job, it can be a struggle to make it paycheck to paycheck. When my younger daughter needed surgery at the same time that my elderly father needed immediate medical attention, times were tough. If not for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), I would not have been...
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Heather’s new health coverage gave her the courage to start her own salon

April 5, 2015
I dashed straight from a lap swim into Heather’s salon recently, sporting, what my husband calls, a fright wig. When I first got to know Heather, now 29, she was working at someone else's salon. Her unfailing ability to restore calm to my unruly locks has stood the test of many, many lap swims. In...
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Unions Are a Woman's Best Friend

April 2, 2015
With National Women’s History Month behind us now, it’s still important to celebrate the great strides women have made over the past decades. It is equally important to remember how many women workers still don’t have the basic necessities they need to support themselves and their families. The...
Liz Shuler's picture

Fem-i-nism

April 1, 2015
This blog post originally appeared in Activism Is Hard . Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Note that I did not say that feminism is the advocacy that women are better than men. That is NOT what feminism means, so all you...
Marcella Bell's picture

Invest in Women to Reduce Poverty

March 31, 2015
This post, authored by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat , originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org . Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat discusses the results of a study published by the Women's Foundation and the policy solutions that can lift all women out of poverty. She urges lawmakers to expand their investment in...
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Blog Carnival: A Celebration of Women's History Month & Building an Intersectional Movement

March 26, 2015
In the spirit of Women's History Month and in honor of our foremothers whose shoulders we stand on, we hope you'll join us in celebrating their legacy, exploring the issues facing women and families today, and committing to being the best allies possible to one another and in all communities.
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It’s 2015 and Tipped Wage Workers are STILL making $2.13/hour

February 13, 2015
February 13th is Tipped Wage Worker Day. Believe it or not, it has been 24 years since tipped wage workers have seen a raise. They still make $2.13/hour in many states. That is just crazy! We need to raise awareness, raise our voices, and raise the wage!
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