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Paycheck to Paycheck, The Disaster Waiting to Happen

Paycheck to Paycheck, The Disaster Waiting to Happen

On Monday, March 17, you can watch The Shriver Report’s new documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert” on HBO.  This film traces the daily frustrations of a single mother of three kids who works as a direct care aide in a nursing home.  While the film drills down into the details [...]

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Motherhood 101

Quite unexpectedly, I recently met Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO of Generation Hope. You don’t meet a mom with her very own non-profit every day, let alone one so closely tied to the mission of maternal support and encouragement, so I was instantly intrigued. She graciously let me follow up after our great conversation with some [...]

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Deficit Reduction:  Women Will Suffer More

Deficit Reduction: Women Will Suffer More

Christmas trees are popping up around the Capitol, in front of the White House, and in the foyer of every K Street lobby shop.  While snowmen and Santa are everywhere, the talk is anything but festive and joyful – for the moment, the term on everyone’s lips is “shared sacrifice”.  As in, budget cuts will touch one [...]

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Motherhood…Is The Issue

The Economist published a cover article in its New Year’s edition called “We Did It”, touting women’s 50% share of the paid labor force and asserting that “women’s economic empowerment is arguably the biggest social change of our times.” Quite correctly, the editors noted that while women generally have made strides, many barriers remain for [...]

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Startling Stats About Motherhood & Poverty from Activistas

Our friends out west are hip to the same issues we’ve been struggling with. Start your new year with these thoughts from Activistas – Not surprisingly, it wasn’t until I had my first child that it occurred to me that motherhood in itself might be a serious economic barrier for women. Now, it seems like [...]

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