Category Archives: families

Support the Labor Department’s Overtime Rule

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Right now, only hourly workers and salaried workers making $23,660 per year or less — below the poverty line for a family of four — qualify for overtime pay when they … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Act Against Abusive Scheduling that Hurts Families

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): How do you plan your life when you don’t know how many hours you’ll work this week? When your manager gives you your work schedule at the last minute, and then … Continue reading

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Fewer Than 1 in 4 Households Eligible for Housing Assistance Get It, But Congress Cuts Assistance Even More—and How You Can Speak Out

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/26/head-smacker-fewer-than-1-in-4-households-eligible-for-housing-assistance-get-it-but-congress-cuts-assistance-even-more/#.VZKvqflViko By Lecia Imbery June 26, 2015 Fewer than 1 in 4 low-income households who qualify for housing assistance receives it due to lack of funds, but that didn’t stop the House of Representatives from cutting housing assistance even more. Earlier … Continue reading

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13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/19/fact-of-the-week-13-million-dads-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VYQ-TvlViko By Lecia Imbery June 19, 2015 For Mother’s Day, our Fact of the Week highlighted the 21 million moms who benefit from low-income tax credits. We didn’t want to leave out dads, so this week’s fact is about them. … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of Americans Would Struggle with Unexpected Expense of $400

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/12/fact-of-the-week-nearly-half-of-americans-would-struggle-with-unexpected-expense-of-400/#.VYRAQvlViko By Lecia Imbery Forty-seven percent of Americans either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Support Paid Family Leave and the FAMILY Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): This Sunday is Father’s Day, so let’s show all the fathers and special men out there how much we care about them. Like most moms in the United States, most dads … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): It’s 2015. Pregnancy discrimination should be a thing of the past. Sadly, it’s not — and not by a long shot. At the National Partnership, we have no tolerance for pregnancy … Continue reading

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21 Million Moms Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/05/08/fact-of-the-week-21-million-moms-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VVEI1vlVikq By Lecia Imbery May 8, 2015 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day when we honor moms all around the country with cards, flowers, and small tokens of our thanks for all they do. A more … Continue reading

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Discussion—What Elected Officials Can Do to Help Working Families Succeed—May 4, Pittsburgh

From Making Work Pay PA (http://www.makingworkpaypa.org/): Monday, May 4, 12-2PM The May 4th Event registration is live: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-work-pay-pa-coalition-listening-forum-on-struggling-families-tickets-16600766339 The Making Work Pay PA Coalition invites you to a discussion about what our elected officials can do to ensure PA working families … Continue reading

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100-Day Fast for Family Values—March 20-June 30

From POWER (http://www.powerphiladelphia.org/): #FamilyValuesPA March 20th – June 30th About the Fast: Pennsylvania’s families are working as hard as we can to make ends meet and ensure our children have a chance to succeed. But whether we live in the … Continue reading

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