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Philadelphia just passed paid sick days! Hooray!  Last week Connecticut became the first state to pass paid sick days, and yesterday Philadelphia became the fourth city. What a month for workers! Read below for a blog post from family values at work about the vote and the future victories! Anyone who’s been to Philly knows […]

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What a year! Between a hard fought legislative campaign, a lively election season, an outpouring of grassroots activism, and some exciting visitors, 2010 kept us busy and brought about a whole slew of new experiences and achievements to our work. It was challenging to pick just five moments out of the myriad momentous moments that […]

It’s September, and you know what that means… The temperature is dropping, and the election season is heating up! So, here’s a little update on your action with the SheDecides campaign. One word: awesome. Candidates have returned dozens of questionnaires. We’re learning how Maine candidates feel about the minimum wage, equal pay, family leave insurance, […]

After nearly a century of struggle, on August 26th, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. In 90 years women voters have made a lot of progress – we’ve seen pioneering women like Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, and Margaret Chase Smith make bids for the presidency, and we have passed landmark legislation […]

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