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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Cut Poverty in Half by Ensuring Equal Pay

July 8, 2019
Ensuring that a growing economy is equitable and benefits all workers is an important policy priority for all elected officials. Given that women’s earnings and economic security are central to the health and well-being of U.S. households and the overall economy, each election cycle presents an...
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June MOMentum: Pride, Equal Pay, More!

June 30, 2019
Happy June! The sun is out and so are families celebrating Pride! We’re sharing stats and stories by and for LGBTQ+ moms and families throughout the month on the blog and social media. Keep an eye out for the rainbows coming from the MomsRising and MamásconPoder accounts! And just in time for the...
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This Father’s Day, WA Dads Can Celebrate The Gift of Paid Leave

June 13, 2019
Paid leave is not just for moms. Yet, dads take leave a lot less than moms . Even when dads have access to paid family leave through their employer, they often feel social pressure to leave the benefit on the table. Seventy percent of dads only take 10 days or less of paid leave. According to one...
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"Celebrating" Moms' Equal Pay Day

June 12, 2019
Today, June 10th is NOT our favorite day. Not at all. Why? Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the fact that moms – across race and ethnicity – must work until June 10th of 2019 to earn what dads made in 2018 alone. Of course, averages alone don’t tell the whole story because, due to structural...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

May 29, 2019
Discrimination is the last thing you should have to worry about when you’re pregnant, but even in 2019 pregnant workers are still being denied reasonable, medically-necessary accommodations at work (like extra water breaks or being able to sit down) because of loopholes in the 35 year old Pregnancy...
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019
Happy Friday and Happy Spring! We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions, featuring ways to speak out for affordable and high-quality childcare and equal pay, and against police brutality and family incarceration. Mother's Day is also coming up, and we're sharing an easy way to fuel our...
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Mother's Day, Equal Pay: April MOMentum is HERE!

May 2, 2019
How your donation is making a difference Spring has sprung and this April has been as full of progress as it has been of wildflowers! From advancing equal pay in Washington, to moving the needle on Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, to amplifying the second annual national Black Maternal Health...
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All New Podcast: Eyes On The Prize!

April 29, 2019
We're back with an all new podcast this week where we cover winning fair pay in the states (and how you can make your state a winning state) with our own Washington State MomsForce Director, Maggie Humphreys. Dana Bye Campaign Director of Tax march joins us to examine #TrumpsTaxScam and how we can...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019
Happy Friday and Happy Spring. This is a busy time of year, full of school breaks, holidays and the warm momentum that is spring-turning-slowly-to-summer. It's a busy time in Washington, too, with many of our top issues hurtling forward, or at the center of heated debate. So now is not a time to...
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