Doing Better for Our Families, and Especially Our Kids

As the co-founder and Executive Director of Make it Work, I’ve spent a lot of time these last few years asking people how they make it work. Whenever we talk about the biggest [...]

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Fear, anger, confusion, heartbreak, grief, and uncertainty

Say their names. As a Black mother, I know that one day my husband and I will have to have “The Talk” with our son. We’ll have to talk to him about the “right way” to [...]

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Gorsuch Is a Disaster for Working Families

Throughout his time as a judge, Neil Gorsuch has expanded rights for corporations while limiting rights for citizens. Now his Senate confirmation hearings reveal a judge who [...]

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What Black Women Know

  Seems like there’s a Congressional Caucus to discuss just about everything. Did you know that there’s already a bourbon caucus, a cement caucus, a hockey caucus and [...]

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I Talked With Hillary Clinton, Megan Rapinoe & Other Trailblazers About Equal Pay. This Time, It Was Different.

Everyday, women are forced to make tough choices that impact how they and their families get by, but here’s one they never make: women do not choose to be paid less than men. [...]

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I’m Worried About The Future Of Iowa Families

I’m worried about the future of Iowa’s working families. A good education and hard work just isn’t enough to make ends meet anymore. Child care costs have skyrocketed in Iowa [...]

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