Maggie Humphreys is a passionate advocate for women and families, serving as the Washington State MomsForce Director at MomsRising. Maggie leads the organization’s Washington State legislative campaigns for workplace standards, including paid leave, pregnant workers protections, and equal pay. In her work, Maggie carries the stories, experiences, and voices of MomsRising’s Washington members straight into the halls of government in order to change the direction and destiny of public policy. When she isn’t fighting the patriarchy in the legislature, you can find Maggie working to support women on the campaign trail. She is the immediate past president and a state board member of the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington, the state's oldest organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing more women to public office at all levels of government. Maggie holds an Executive Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington, although she will always root for the Washington State Cougs.
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March 21, 2018
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March 7, 2018
WE DID IT! After years of hard work and advocacy, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act has passed the Washington State Legislature. In a strong, bipartisan vote the State House and Senate sent a strong equal pay bill to Governor Inslee's desk and he is expected to sign it quickly into law. Sign our thank you note to the legislators who stood with women and voted YES on the Equal Pay Opportunity Act! $18 billion. That’s how much Washington women lose to the wage gap each year. Women of color lose the most. That’s the bad news. The good news? The Equal Pay Opportunity Act -- which just passed the...
February 13, 2018
"We are strong, and no one can tell us we are wrong...about the wage gap." Ok, I know that's not how the classic Pat Benatar song goes, but what better way to inspire action than with a power ballad? Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I need your help to send a special message to lawmakers in Olympia: Love can be a battlefield, but equal pay shouldn’t be. Click here to send an Equal Pay Valentine to Olympia! Since January, MomsRising members (that's YOU!) have sent over 1,400 messages to make it clear: Washington moms, women, dads, and families are head over heels for the Equal Pay Opportunity...
January 6, 2018
$18 billion . That’s how much Washington women lose to the wage gap each year. Women of color lose the most. That’s the bad news. The good news? There’s growing, bipartisan support in the Washington State Legislature to pass groundbreaking equal pay legislation, called the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EHB 1506/SB 5140), in the 2018 legislative session that starts next week! ➜ This is our year to raise the bar on equal pay in Washington State. Can you help us get there by sending a message to your elected representatives in Olympia? Here’s the deal: The Equal Pay Opportunity Act will ensure that...
July 2, 2017
Stop whatever you are doing and reach for your nearest cape, Wonder Woman arm bands, or whatever makes you feel super and strong. Are you ready? We just won paid family and medical leave for ALL of Washington! I repeat, paid family and medical leave for every worker in Washington. HOLY MOLY! Go ahead, do a happy dance! --> Help us send a huge THANK YOU to the Washington State Legislature for this MOMumental win! Sign here! Just what did we win? Check out the highlights: A meaningful length of leave: This program provides 12 weeks of family leave and 12 weeks of medical leave, with a...
Breastfeeding Family Economic Security Health Care MomsRising Near You Paid Family Leave Paid Sick Days Politics & Policy Realistic & Fair Wages
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. You are needed in Olympia! Here’s a quick recap on what we’ve been working on in Olympia during the 2017 legislative session. Can you take a FIVE minutes for FIVE actions that will help us move this work forward? Five in Five: 5 actions in 5 minutes Click the links below to send letters of support to...
Breastfeeding Family Economic Security MomsRising MomsRising Near You Paid Family Leave Politics & Policy
December 16, 2016
We're building MOMentum in Washington on paid family and medical leave -- and we need YOU! Click here to RSVP to join our "Mom-In" in Olympia on January 10th to launch the 2017 campaign for paid family leave! What’s a “Mom In"!?! Well, it’s when moms, and anyone who has ever had a mom, come together in Olympia to show strong support for paid family and medical leave to the leaders who have the power to pass this policy. Picture us all in fun t-shirts & temporary tattoos (they’re our gift to you!) in the legislature as the session opens — and, importantly, as the bill to make paid family...
June 9, 2016
Next week, thousands of women from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. for the first-ever United State of Women Summit to celebrate how far we have come and rally support for the broad agenda we need to achieve true gender equality. Our Executive Director will even be a speaker at the Summit! MomsRising's Washington MomsForce couldn't be more excited to be there, and we want to bring your voices with us! Share your personal message for Congress (or pick one that we've written for you!) and we'll hand-deliver it to Washington representatives in Congress next week to show that...
June 8, 2016
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event dedicated to raising awareness of maternal mental health, removing stigma from postpartum depression, and building a strong community of support for mothers. Climb Out of the Darkness is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of...
June 1, 2016
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray visited Tacoma, WA to meet with MomsRising member Betsy Kindblade, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Public Utilities, the Washington Health Department, and other Tacoma parents to talk about the local and national crisis of lead in school and home drinking water. IMG_1500.JPG Tacoma parents are still grappling with the news that high levels of lead were found in several schools. In fact, at one elementary school, levels were as high as 2,330 parts per billion — that is more than 150 times the federal EPA's threshold for action, which is 15 ppb! Betsy, whose own...
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