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Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

As I began to draft a blog post on Equal Pay Day the new Rhianna song “ Bitch Better Have My Money” began playing on my Pandora station. Equal Pay Day is the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. I immediately found myself nodding to the Kanye West-produced track and loving the sound of Rhianna’s Bajan accent screaming over the huge beat. By the time the chorus came through my speakers I was beginning to feel guilty for enjoying the song so much.

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Membership: Time to Walk the Talk

With a 40+ year history of winning justice for working women (and all families) it was obvious where I wanted to put my time in. As it states in their brochure, “if you are feisty, feel empowered (or want to be), fed up, or all three” then you should join up.

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Supreme Court’s ruling a victory for Peggy Young, but not enough for all pregnant workers

The court’s decision tells employers that if they are providing accommodations for most non-pregnant workers who have injuries or disabilities, while refusing to accommodate most pregnant workers who need it, they are likely violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by placing a significant burden on pregnant workers. The decision represents important progress for pregnant workers.

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Membership: The Chance to Make Extraordinary Change

As a result of 9to5’s tenacious organizing efforts the city of Atlanta became the first city in Georgia to Ban the Box! An African proverb states “if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together”.

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STATEMENT: Congress Reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act; the Time to Pass it is Now

Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. Now is Congress’ chance to do the right thing by passing the bill.

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Intergenerational Activism Inspires at Selma Anniversary

I can never forget how I felt walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 8. I was filled with so many emotions. I cried. I chanted to the top of my lungs. I could feel the spirits of the elders who travel across this same bridge.

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