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HERvotes Blog Carnival: What Health Care Reform Means to Women

March 23, 2012
For the tenth #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re celebrating the second anniversary of the new health-reform law, the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Photo of Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, from Wikimedia Commons. Why are women so excited about the ACA? Well, for a start,...

Celebrate Health Care Reform: Tweet chats, carnivals, stories, and more!

March 21, 2012
Happy second birthday, health care reform! This week is the two year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Over the past two years, millions of families have been helped by health care reform, and when new provisions kick in 2014, millions more will have access to crucial health...
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Women, The Economy, and Unemployment Insurance

December 8, 2011
I am eight months pregnant. I am currently in a battle with unemployment insurance and my previous employer, WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) over whether or not I should be allowed unemployment benefits. Since October 24 (almost six weeks ago) I have been wrongfully let go...
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Navigating unemployment

December 8, 2011
I had been unable to find a job in my field since April of 2011. My family is staying afloat and we are one of the lucky ones. Wondering what my field is? I am a SOCIAL WORKER with a masters degree! I thought the world needed social workers?! I'm sure it still does, but with such extreme budget...

I Am ‘Occupying’ D.C. for My Children and Future Generations

December 8, 2011
This week I will be sitting in at Congressional members’ offices, confronting corporate lobbyists on K Street and taking other actions with organizers from Our DC and across the country to draw attention to our nation’s high unemployment and underemployment rate. I haven’t felt this energized since...
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Unemployment Insurance is the LEAST We Can Offer Working Families

December 8, 2011
The reason I say “working” families is because this economy is much more complicated than “working” and “unemployed.” There are many families like ours, struggling, even though we both technically have jobs. We are both in our 50s, have no retirement savings and are living paycheck to paycheck. A...
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Without Unemployment Insurance, My Family Would Have To Choose Which Bills to Pay

December 8, 2011
To say that the job market is “bad” in Tampa, Florida, would be an understatement. The city has an unemployment rate of almost 11% , which is slightly higher than the rest of the state and significantly higher than the rest of the country. Everything from our home foreclosure rates to divorce rates...
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Good Education. Good experience. Still unemployed.

December 8, 2011
I am an RN who specializes in utilization review. I had worked for the same company since 1999. Unfortunately, as the dawn of the economic crisis broke, that company was swallowed up by another company, and then that was sold to another. After years of losing pensions, switching to lesser yielding...
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Unions and Sexual Harassment

November 15, 2011
At a time when women’s rights are under attack in so many areas – we need to be sure that sexual harassment is recognized and taken seriously. Candidates who seek our vote must be clear that they will support, enforce and strengthen protections for women on the job. The Coalition of Labor Union...
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HERVotes Blog-A-Thon: Fighting Sexual Harassment

November 15, 2011
Welcome to the fifth #HERvotes blog carnival on the need to keep strong the laws and public policies to end sex discrimination and sexual harassment in schools and at the workplace. The HERvotes, a multi-organizational campaign launched in August 2011, advocates women must use our voices and votes...
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