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Women’s groups kick off weekly meetings at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – Colorado legislators and representatives of several interest groups want to capitalize on the momentum from women’s marches across the nation as they launch Women and Families’ Wednesdays at the state Capitol.

The group will gather every Wednesday on Capitol Hill during the legislative session to allow participants to campaign for issues that directly affect women and families.

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Why Department of Labor Pick Puzder is a Threat to Women

While we have a lot more to do to achieve full equity and economic security, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, will only take us backwards, something none of our families can afford.

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Amber’s Story: How Public Assistance Helped This Mom Make Ends Meet

I still keep my EBT card with my other sentimental items like movie tickets and family photos. As a new mom struggling to make ends meet while in school and working 20-30 hours a week, government assistance programs helped keep my family afloat. These programs allowed me to be a mom, finish school, and create the life I wanted.

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Wisconsin releases new poverty report

Low-income refundable tax credits have lifted 110,000 Wisconsinites out of poverty each year, on average, from 2011 to 2013, and another 130,000 were lifted out of poverty each year, on average, from 2009 to 2011 due to SNAP.

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Moms say, “Don’t make policy about us, without us!”

“You’d think they want us to fail,” said Marta, a young mother in a Boston parents’ meeting. She was rocking a sleeping toddler as she explained that she couldn’t cover her bills working just one job. So she added house cleaning on weekends, but the small pay increase led to her subsidized rent being doubled and she was now facing eviction. “How am I supposed to make this work?” she asked the other parents who were shaking their heads with an understanding that can only come from having gone through it. Over the next two hours, we kept coming back to that question and heard the same response. The women agreed, people who make policy “just don’t get it.”

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