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Value All Care and Every Family

You seldom see legislators tear up as they argue for a piece of legislation. But that’s what happened recently when Connecticut state senators made the case for a paid family and medical leave bill, leading with stories from their own

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Stop the Attack on the Women’s Bureau

By Wendy Chun-Hoon Today, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta heads to the Hill to defend the Trump Administration’s proposed 20% cut to the US Department of Labor’s FY18 budget. As part of these cuts, the Administration aims to all but wipe

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Spotlighting Transgender Issues to Cover Multi-Issue Legislative Attacks

Last month, North Carolina enacted HB2, a law that targets transgender people while also broadly attacking workers and local democracy. The full implications of HB2 have not been recognized in much of the media coverage, both in terms of the specific harms

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Refuse to be Silenced by Trump Budget Insults

It is insulting to be constantly told to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. President Trump’s budget proposal represents one of these insults. The budget he sent to Congress this week is pushing for the rich to get richer by

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Time to Honor Moms With Equal Pay and Paid Leave

Being a mother can be deeply rewarding: You get to spend time sharing your own expertise with little ones, while they push you to see the world from a different perspective. Yet, while those rewards are personally meaningful, they aren’t

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Mother’s Day advice for the women Ivanka Trump forgot

So here’s some advice for all of us on Mother’s Day. Be bold by joining with others to resist this administration’s assaults on women and families.

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On May Day, a Renewed Call to Resist and Push Forward

We’re living in unsettling times as a nation. With a President who seems dead set on dismantling all of the progress we’ve made in the past eight years and beyond, it can be overwhelming to think about how much we

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Beware Phony Flexibility Bill

Politicians aren’t always smart, but they’re often shrewd. Say your party has been drawing a lot of heat and needs to show it’s doing something for working families. You read the polls and see what’s moving on the state and

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Leaning On Each Other: A Story and Call to Action

“How’s that jade plant doing?” Joe* asked me as we sat down at his kitchen table for our weekly visit. “You said you put it in a westward facing window, right? It should be getting way more light than mine

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ABC’s “Black-ish” is Bullish on Paternity Leave

When was the last time a popular TV show took on the issue of paternity leave at all, much less in the same episode as pregnancy discrimination? Three cheers for “black-ish” for doing just that. Dr. Rainbow (Bow) Johnson, an

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