April 1, 2015This 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...
Realistic & Fair Wages
March 31, 2015This 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...
March 26, 2015In 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.
Childcare & Early Education Families & The Federal Budget Family Economic Security Food! Health Care Immigration Politics & Policy Realistic & Fair Wages
March 6, 2015Take action and tell Congress our families, children, and communities need more investments and less waste in the FY2016 budget.
February 13, 2015February 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!
February 10, 2015Today, I had one of those mornings. Stubborn kids, messy kitchen; the entire morning routine was running further behind schedule and my blood pressure was on the rise. Sound familiar?
Women Are Worth More Than Spare Change! Teens Take The Washington State Capitol: One Teen's Testimony
February 3, 2015I was lucky to kick off this week in the best way possible--traveling with teens to the capitol of Washington to tell our state legislators: Women are worth more than spare change! The teens were fired up and more than ready to speak up about the importance of equal pay for equal work. Olivia Roskill, a sixteen year old, delivered the following powerful testimony.
January 29, 2015I’m flat out inspired. Teens in Washington State are coming forward, standing up, and speaking out for fair pay. Here’s what some of them have to say: “Fair pay is extremely important to me as I start to think about my future. I’m starting to think about college and possible careers. My friends and...
January 26, 2015The voters and the President are all on board about raising the wage. Now we need YOU to convince Congress!!
April 8, 2014I am proud to support President Barack Obama's executive orders to promote and protect equal pay for women. The first executive order would protect federal employees who share salary information with one another. The second executive order will instruct the Secretary of Labor to create regulations...