For Mother’s Day, Wisconsin needs FMLI

On Mother’s Day, I cannot help but think of my mother and her role in leading me to my life’s work. I advocate for family medical leave insurance, because it would have allowed me to care for my mother and also pay my bills.

STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

As prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, protesters cheered. Their demands have been heard, and their direct action has made a difference.

But Mosby’s announcement is just the beginning. That’s why marches and demonstrations, in Baltimore and across the country, will continue.

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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