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Huff Post: The Healthy Families Act: For Healthy Families, Healthy Businesses and a Healthy Economy

Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT) re-introduced the Healthy Families Act (HFA) on the heels of another city victory in Philadelphia (February 12) – legislation called for by President Obama in his State of the Union address that will establish a much-needed national paid sick days standard.

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Media Coverage: Suburbs and the New American Poverty

9to5 member Reverend Harriet Bradley was featured in an article by the Atlantic. Rev Bradley discusses her experiences with the public transit system and the need for expansion.

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CPR NEWS: Colorado Healthcare System Preps for Surge of Seniors

Denver resident Mary Brandell, 93, is part of a wave of Colorado seniors that has health officials busily preparing the state’s care system to meet them. Brandell is healthy and she proudly notes that she’s still driving.

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Health News Colorado: Silver Tsunami Poised to Overwhelm Home Care Workers

While Colorado’s senior population surges and many may need help, the cadre of workers who can help retirees age in their homes probably won’t keep up.

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Huff Post: Recession Ends and Millions of Women Are Still Trapped in Poverty

Poverty is a women’s issue. Nearly six in 10 poor adults are women, and more than half of all poor children live in families headed by women. Poverty rates are especially high for single mothers, women of color and elderly women living alone.

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Women’s Enews Op-Ed: Women’s Voices Matter in Elections

Too many women are more likely to know where the fireworks are held in July than how or when to cast a vote in November. And our democracy depends far more on this latter information.

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