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A new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that 70 percent say the U.S. should “offer shelter and support while beginning a process to determine whether they should be deported or allowed to stay in the U.S.” Only 26 percent want them to be deported immediately back to their home countries. Similarly, 69 percent believe that “The children arriving from Central America should be treated as refugees and should be allowed to stay in the U.S. if authorities determine it is NOT safe for them to return to their home country.” Only 27 percent agree that “The children arriving from Central America should be treated as illegal immigrants and should be deported back to their home countries.”

Despite the press coverage of some people displaying ugly hostility, the vast majority of Americans do not share these views. They do not want wide-open borders but they want to provide refuge and protection for those “facing serious danger in their home country.”

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder of MomsRising.org, put it succinctly: “America is just waking up to the fact that women are 50 percent of the labor force for the first time in history, and we need to update our outdated workplace policies to match our modern labor force and to build a vibrant economy. It’s time to move forward, not backwards for the good of our economy and our families.”

Suspected you were denied a loan for being a mom or for being pregnant? Check this out: “Bias complaints by women prompt lenders and mortgage insurers to pay settlements” via Washington Post. MomsRising CEO/Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner stands up for moms and families in this article.

Tell us what your working family needs during our Facebook chat on Monday at 2:30 PM ET! We’ll share your comments with national leaders at the White House Summit on Working Families! Join us Monday at https://www.facebook.com/MomsRising.org at 2:30 PM ET. Looking forward to chatting with you!
 

Tell us what your working family needs during our Facebook chat on Monday at 2:30 PM ET! We’ll share your comments with national leaders at the White House Summit on Working Families! Join us Monday at https://www.facebook.com/MomsRising.org at 2:30 PM ET. Looking forward to chatting with you!

 

theslacktivist:

On Monday, June 23rd, MomsRising members from across the country are coming to Washington, D.C. to deliver kites to the President on how our families need a lift because outdated Mad Men-era, work place policies are hurting our families and our nation’s economic security.
On Tuesday we need to tell Congress the same thing.
Can you join us on Capitol Hill on June 24th and help deliver to Senate offices kites and stories from working families around the country? RSVP here: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/CapitolHillJune24/?t=5&akid=5548.2029249.SQO2eR
We need a lift! Right now, American families are trapped by our outdated, Mad Men-era work place policies: 80% of low-wage workers, and 40% of private industry workers are unable to earn even a single sick day to care for themselves or a family member, full-time workers often can’t make a living wage, having a baby is a leading cause of poverty spells in the United States, and child care costs more than college.
We need a lift, and all Capitol Hill does is make noise when they need to take action! MomsRising needs moms, dads, and family members to literally show up on June 24th to help us break through the noise and use our outside voices so Senators start to understand what’s really important in the lives of working families.
Can you join us? http://action.momsrising.org/signup/CapitolHillJune24/?t=7&akid=5548.2029249.SQO2eRThe more the merrier!
What: Deliver kites and storybooks on issues and policies that matter to working families to U.S. Senators.
When: Tuesday, June 24th 9:30am-11:30am
Where: U.S. Senate Office Buildings (after you RSVP we will send you an email with more details on where to meet)
Make sure to RSVP: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/CapitolHillJune24/?t=11&akid=5548.2029249.SQO2eR

theslacktivist:

On Monday, June 23rd, MomsRising members from across the country are coming to Washington, D.C. to deliver kites to the President on how our families need a lift because outdated Mad Men-era, work place policies are hurting our families and our nation’s economic security.

On Tuesday we need to tell Congress the same thing.

Can you join us on Capitol Hill on June 24th and help deliver to Senate offices kites and stories from working families around the country? RSVP here: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/CapitolHillJune24/?t=5&akid=5548.2029249.SQO2eR

We need a lift! Right now, American families are trapped by our outdated, Mad Men-era work place policies: 80% of low-wage workers, and 40% of private industry workers are unable to earn even a single sick day to care for themselves or a family member, full-time workers often can’t make a living wage, having a baby is a leading cause of poverty spells in the United States, and child care costs more than college.

We need a lift, and all Capitol Hill does is make noise when they need to take action! MomsRising needs moms, dads, and family members to literally show up on June 24th to help us break through the noise and use our outside voices so Senators start to understand what’s really important in the lives of working families.

Can you join us? http://action.momsrising.org/signup/CapitolHillJune24/?t=7&akid=5548.2029249.SQO2eRThe more the merrier!

What: Deliver kites and storybooks on issues and policies that matter to working families to U.S. Senators.

When: Tuesday, June 24th 9:30am-11:30am

Where: U.S. Senate Office Buildings (after you RSVP we will send you an email with more details on where to meet)

Make sure to RSVP: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/CapitolHillJune24/?t=11&akid=5548.2029249.SQO2eR

via aflcio: Hey Walmart! Low pay is NOT okay. Join the fight to #RaiseTheWage http://go.aflcio.org/minimum-wage-vote
Thoughts?

via aflcioHey Walmart! Low pay is NOT okay. Join the fight to #RaiseTheWage http://go.aflcio.org/minimum-wage-vote

Thoughts?

Read filmmaker Judith Helfand’s post!