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Two Bay Area events to join Representative Rosa DeLauro, champion for working families

During more than 25 years in Congress, Representative Rosa DeLauro has been – and continues to be – on the front lines of the most important battles to protect and expand the social safety net to help families put food on the table, afford health care, earn decent wages (including equal pay for equal work), and retire in dignity.

Mothers Know Best!

Check out 9to5’s new report “Mothers Know Best: At the intersection of low-wage work, public assistance and child care.” Over the course of the past two years, focus groups in three states brought together 100 low-income parents to talk about the difficulties they face accessing public assistance, child care, and work, as well as the policy solutions they need.

New Report on LGBT Elders

9to5 allies at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have released a new report on issuesfacing LGBT older adults. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults takes a comprehensive look at the experiences of LGBT elders, the challenges to accessing the resources needed to age with support and dignity, and their resilience.

Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Despite overwhelming public opposition to their plans to repeal health care, Republicans keep trying to take away our health care with a bill that is so bad, they have exempted themselves from it. Just like the last plan, it raises costs and cuts coverage. And now it guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, all to give massive tax breaks to the very rich and corporations.

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer if ever there was one, would in reality ensure that workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

This anti-family proposal would force workers to spend more time away from their families in exchange for possibly getting to spend time later with their families. Under this proposal, the employer, not the employee, would determine when earned comp time can be used.

Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

It’s that time of year again…tax time! A good opportunity to reflect on all the things our taxes provide, from clean air and water, to roads and bridges, schools and teachers. National security whether it’s through defense or through economic programs that help families stay safe and secure like health care, social security, food stamps and low-income child care and housing assistance.

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