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Women, Binders, Dinner, Oh My!

October 19, 2012
What a week! The "binders full of women" quote exploded in a wide ranging national conversation . It appeared everywhere from Facebook images going viral to people writing hilarious reviews of binders on Amazon . But while pundits analyze the "binders" issue, we at MomsRising have some additional...
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For Working Mom, the Wage Gap is Personal

September 16, 2012
Data from the U.S. Census released this week revealed the sobering fact the gender wage gap is not closing; the 2011 data is not statistically different from the 2010 data. Last year, the median earnings of women who worked full time, year-round was 77 percent of that for men working full time,...
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The GOPs Mixed Message to Mom

September 4, 2012
Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NewsHour) The Republican National Convention concluded last week after Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination and not before Republicans made a desperate attempt to court women voters. The convention featured an impressive lineup of female speakers including former...
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“Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent!” – Gwen Guthrie

July 24, 2012
In Gwen Guthrie’s 1986 hit “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent” she asserts that having a J-O-B is an important criteria for starting a family –okay maybe I’m reaching – LOL! But her premise is that being employed brings a certain level of financial security. Today, nothing could be further from...
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MOMS TO SENATE: Don't be a day late and a dollar short!

June 5, 2012
Tell your U.S. Senator that TODAY is the day to end wage discrimination! Calls to the Senate are coming in from across the country urging a YES vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act; but time is short because they're scheduled to vote at 2:15pm EST today. All Hands on Deck! Your Senator needs to hear...
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Your phone has super powers!

May 23, 2012
Did you ever wonder why babies are always trying to grab phones? It’s because phones have super powers. Or at least they do when you use them to call your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote YES on the Paycheck Fairness Act and to co-sponsor it too. That's right. We've heard again and again from...
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The Promise of Economic Security for Our Mothers

May 13, 2012
As we all know, there is no harder, or more rewarding job, than being a Mom. But for so many mothers who work outside of the home, it's made even harder by the lack of equal pay for women in our country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau , women only make 77 cents on the dollar compared to what...
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What year is this anyway?

April 17, 2012
Junior year of high school, my best friend found out that new male hires at her job were being paid the same amount as her, even though she had been there for a year. When she told me, my reaction could eloquently be summed up as “Huh?” Her realization that she was experiencing pay discrimination...
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Let’s Get Women Out of the Red

April 17, 2012
Workers are under attack and women are bearing the brunt of it when it comes to pay . Who’s to blame? Corporate-backed politicians typified by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Last week, in the dead of night, Walker signed a piece of legislation that rolls back progress on pay equity in his state,...
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On Equal Pay Day, Step Up or Step Out of the Way

April 17, 2012
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics : Female high school graduates are more likely than male graduates to have taken geometry, algebra II, pre-calculus, biology, and chemistry. Females are more likely than their male classmates to participate in music or performing arts,...
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