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QUICK SIGNATURE ➡️ Protect Maryland Earned Sick Days!

August 31, 2018
The pencils are purchased and lunch boxes are ready to be packed! It’s back-to-school time in Maryland! This year, kids and families across Maryland are returning to school with something extra exciting: EARNED SICK DAYS!!! That’s right, this is the first back-to-school season since we passed the...
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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!

August 19, 2019
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via...
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Brand New Risers Radio: BOOM!

July 17, 2019
We have an all new episode of our Risers Radio show: Breaking Through this week. Our diverse panel of guests join us for a robust conversation as we discuss deeper the concept of fair pay and how that relates to soccer. We’ll hear about why and how healthcare is under threat again and what...
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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Support Labor Unions

July 15, 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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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Improve Access to Paid Leave, Paid Sick Days, Child Care

July 11, 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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Let NC workers be there when their families need them.

Support NC kin care and safe days, allowing workers to use their sick days when they need them

April 28, 2019
Exciting news! On the afternoon of Monday, April 29th, a bill is being heard in a committee of the NC General Assembly that would guarantee employees the right to use their sick days (whether paid or job-protected, unpaid) to care for a sick loved one, seek preventative care, or deal with the...
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All New #RisersRadio: Make Legislative Change Real Change!

April 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover why the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is critically important right now; as well as how YOU can keep marching and also help advance the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. We'll then learn about some big wins relating to the #...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 23, 2019

March 23, 2019
Happy Saturday! We're sharing our latest list of top actions from the past week for your social justice-seeking pleasure. This week we're talking about gun safety, tax reform, maternal justice, and more! As always your voice is powerful and urgently needed. Please take a moment to sign and share...
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Top Actions of the Past Week: March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019
Our hearts are breaking for all the victims, survivors and families, and for the entire Muslim community, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The violence that took place yesterday is horrendous. Around the world, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, churches and all places of worship should be a...
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