Blog Post List
November 20, 2014
Most people think of paid leave in the context of new parents who want to spend time with their newborn. But there’s another group of working people who need the support of paid family leave — and that’s caregivers.
December 10, 2012
Esther has lived through a parent’s worst nightmare, and meeting her several months ago at a shelter for women’s migrants in Tijuana was both devastating and inspiring. She was one of seven women who offered to share their stories with a visiting delegation of women leaders who had traveled across the border to hear about the impact of U.S. immigration laws on women, children and families.Like almost all of the women who currently live at that shelter or have passed through it, Esther had been separated from her daughter as a result of U.S. immigration policies. Five years ago, while she was...
November 30, 2012
Every day, 5.5 million children live with the fear that one of their parents could be deported. Every day, families are torn apart by deportations and immigrant detentions. And every day, mothers struggle to be reunited with their children, like Yolanda, whose young son was ripped from her arms by immigration officials before she was deported. It’s just not right. More than anyone, our kids know that it’s wrong for children to live in fear that their parents will be taken away. That’s why we’re asking children to write letters and draw pictures to express one, holiday wish to members of...
March 31, 2011
Dear Friends, Today is International Domestic Worker Day. Over two million domestic workers will go to work around the country today, and with great love and care - they will ensure the health and well-being of our loved ones and our homes. In most of those homes, no one will know it is Domestic Workers Day. But we do. And we have a lot to celebrate. We celebrate the daily contributions of domestic workers to our communities and we celebrate a growing movement that is making history in big and small ways daily. On Monday, in honor of Women's History Month and the 100th Anniversary of the...