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Realistic & Fair Wages

Starting Behind, Never Catching Up

November 20, 2012
Crack researchers at the American Association of University Women ( AAUW ) have long been seeking the reasons behind the the difference in men’s and women’s earnings. New findings with far reaching implications were revealed as they unveiled their report, “ Graduating to a Pay Gap ”, via a briefing...
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The Elephant in the Living Room

October 29, 2012
There's an elephant in the living room, and she's getting impatient. While many politicians stand ready to support the stabilizing impact and economic importance of gender equality overseas; too often those same politicians turn their backs on gender equality policies here at home. In the last...
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October 26, 2012
By the time you read this, we will have survived the third and final debate and we’ll be in the final countdown to Election Day. But I can’t help it, people: I’m still shaking my head over Mitt Romney and his binders full of women. Of course I am thankful, along with so many voters, for the comedy...
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Food Day 2012: A Dime a Day Helps 29 Million Working Families!

October 24, 2012
By Saru Jayaraman and Joann Lo Big Food companies and their lobbying groups have lied to us many times. They convinced Congress to include tomato paste on pizzas as a vegetable . They say we need industrial, chemical-laden agriculture to feed the world (check out Anna Lappé’s new video Food...
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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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