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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Department of Labor Pick Puzder is a Threat to Women

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.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Tell Congress: Don’t Take Away our Healthcare!

Tell Congress: Don’t Take Away our Healthcare!

Congressional leaders are lining up to destroy family-supporting health care programs like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare as fast as possible — launching their attack as early as January. Call the toll-free Healthcare Protection Hotline, to say “NO!”

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Georgia, Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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

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.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Homepage_featured, National Action Network | Comments Off on Minimum Wage: I work two part-time jobs to survive

Minimum Wage: I work two part-time jobs to survive

Minimum Wage: I work two part-time jobs to survive

I work two part-time jobs. I have student loan debt that I fear I will never be able to pay off. I can’t save for my future retirement, much less put money aside for an emergency. I stay with my parents who don’t charge me rent or expect money for groceries. Some weeks I work 50 hours or more.