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Two ways your legislator can make real investments in economic security for Washington women

Women and families in the U.S. are facing so many challenges these days, it’s hard to know how to focus our energy. Women who have worked hard, paid taxes, and raised families in this country for years, torn from their

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Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

August 26 commemorated Women’s Equality Day, the date in 1920 when women won the Constitutional right to vote in the United States. This year the date had a little more emotional kick with a woman running for the first time

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How to truly commemorate Women’s Equality Day

We celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26 – the 95th anniversary of women in the U.S. winning the right to vote. It was not an easy victory. It took 72 years, with a multitude of activists using many tactics,

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Pregnant Women Need a Break

Any woman who’s gone through pregnancy hears the same advice: hydrate more and listen to the needs of your changing body. Almost everything a pregnant woman does requires adjustment. Eliminating caffeine and alcohol, hydrating more frequently, avoiding strenuous activities —

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“Having it All” debate misses the point for most women

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a “Having it All” debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer

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Outdated workplace policies burden 21st century families

Expecting Better, a recent report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, tells a story most parents in America already know: outdated family leave laws are making pregnancy and parenthood especially difficult for working parents. The report takes a

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