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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...
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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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My Home As Workplace: Taking the Fair Care Pledge

February 10, 2015
Today, 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?
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Women Are Worth More Than Spare Change! Teens Take The Washington State Capitol: One Teen's Testimony

February 3, 2015
I 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.
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Quick signature needed for teens fighting for equal pay for equal work in WA!

January 29, 2015
I’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...
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We need your voice TODAY to raise the minimum wage!

January 26, 2015
The voters and the President are all on board about raising the wage. Now we need YOU to convince Congress!!
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End of Mad Men Pay

April 8, 2014
I 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...
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