What is the Economic Cost of Violence Against Women?

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): We already know that violence against women—including rape, domestic violence, harassment and stalking—can have profound physical, psychological and emotional effects on survivors. A consequence of sexual assault that is less discussed is the economic … Continued

Rethinking Workforce Training for Low-Income Moms

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/08/11/rethinking-workforce-training-low-income-moms/#.WY3UCFWGMdU By Carol Burnett August 11, 2017 Editor’s note: This post was written by Carol Burnett, the founder and executive director of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative, a nonprofit that has been a champion for affordable child care … Continued

Speak Up to Support Vulnerable Families

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): In less than 60 days, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program will expire if Congress doesn’t act to extend this vital program. MIECHV provides funding for states to develop and … Continued

Support Nursing Mothers Who Need a Place to Pump

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Airplane bathrooms. Parked cars. Utility closets. In a cubicle with absolutely no privacy. These are just some of the places that breastfeeding moms have had to pump breastmilk because they didn’t have access to anything better. … Continued

Urge Congress to Pass Trafficking Victims Protection Act

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (http://www.usccb.org/): Background H.R. 2200, The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, would reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. The TVPA, the original foundational anti-trafficking legislation … Continued

Tell Senator Hatch: Wealthy Corporations and Persons Should Pay Their Fair Share

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Senator Orrin Hatch (UT-R) said he wants to hear from us on taxes. Let’s use our outside voice! Tell U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch and the U.S. Congress that we need wealthy corporations and millionaires and billionaires … Continued

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