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Worthy wages now: For our children, our families, and our economy

May 3, 2017
Moms know just how very valuable early learning is for kids, for families, and for our economy. More than anything, we want our children, and every child, to have every chance to succeed in school and in life. High-quality early learning programs are critically important to children’s success. In...
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Ivanka's Promise

May 2, 2017
Ivanka Trump is set to release her new book today — Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success . Earlier this year, we were happy to welcome Ivanka to the federal government where hundreds of thousands of union members tirelessly serve our country each and every day. As a senior adviser to her...
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On Equal Pay Day, MomsRising Urges Federal and State Lawmakers to Do More to End Wage Discrimination

April 4, 2017
Today is Equal Pay Day 2017 – the day that marks the appalling fact that it takes 15 months for women to be paid what men are paid in a year. It takes mothers and women of color even longer. That's just shameful. And while we find the very need for Equal Pay Day incredibly frustrating, we are at...
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#EqualPayDay: Pay Gap in the Military

April 4, 2017
It's #EqualPayDay again , and as I started the morning catching up on the news, I noticed several references on social media about the "myth" of the pay gap. I get it, we all have different points of view. I share a view based on facts, research, and actual experience. However, I am optimistic that...
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Human Needs Report: Advocates' defeat ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 spending work, Supreme Court confirmation and more

April 3, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on advocates' work to defeat the ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, a Supreme Court confirmation vote and more.
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Early Education Teachers Deserve More

March 22, 2017
My three year old has been going to full time day care for over one and half year so all topics and issues relating to early childhood education and the teachers who form an integral part of it interest me tremendously. The other day I overheard a child care provider explaining how stressed she was...
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Why I'm Joining the Moral March on Raleigh

February 9, 2017
I have lived in North Carolina since I was two years old, and now I'm raising my son here. I have personally been from Murphy to Manteo (not all in one day!) and I truly love this state. I attended the very first HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) 11 years ago, and almost all of them since...
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Still We Rise: 9 Amazing Ways YOU Made an Impact for Women and Families in 2016

February 3, 2017
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our MomsRising supporters for powering incredible MOMentum in 2016. Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that women’s and family economic security -- from paid family leave to equal pay – were barely part of the political...
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Washington State MomsForce: 5 Actions in 5 Minutes

February 3, 2017
Wow – it has been a big week. Families in Washington state and across the country are still reeling from the harmful directives coming from the new administration. Now, more than ever, Washingtonians are counting on the power of state and local advocacy to move the dial for children and families...
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Control our Money, Control Our Destiny: Women’s March 2017

January 26, 2017
I attended the Women’s March in Washington DC over the weekend. It was exhilarating and gave half a million participants an inspiring feeling of “yes we can!” I am still on a high from the sense of power in numbers and community I felt on that day. One of the speakers, Kierra Johnson, the Executive Director of URGE, pointed out in her speech that “If someone else controls your body, it is they and not you that control your destiny.” Amen. I only wish that the women’s march could have articulated a parallel message: if you don’t control your money, you don’t control your destiny either.

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