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Tracy Wolf

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On Mother’s Day, which will be celebrated on May 8, we will take time to honor our mothers and all of the love and support they give us. As we take time to honor important women in our lives, it is important to remember that there are still many challenges that mothers, especially working mothers, face today. Here are three different policy solutions that you can support this Mother’s Day to help mothers and their families:

1. Close the Gender Wage Gap: The gender wage gap has been a problem for decades, and has persisted even since the passage of the Equal Pay...

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On June 2, the Reform Jewish Movement will join millions of people across North America in observance of the second annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as Wear Orange Day. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and NFTY are again joining forces with Everytown for Gun Safety and dozens of other organizations to educate, raise awareness, and take concrete action to prevent gun violence.

On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton – a majorette and high school student from the South Side of Chicago – marched in President Obama’s Second Inaugural Parade. One week...

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On June 2, millions of people across the county will be observing the second annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as Wear Orange Day.

On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton – a majorette and high school student from the South Side of Chicago – marched in President Obama’s Second Inaugural Parade.  One week later, after finishing final exams, Hadiya was shot and killed in a park near her school.  Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s childhood friends asked their classmates to commemorate Hadiya’s life by wearing orange.  They chose the color orange to symbolize the...

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Last week, some big news came out of the United States Department of the Treasury.  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that there will be a redesign of the twenty, ten and five dollar notes to feature women who have played prominent roles in American history. The front of the new twenty dollar bill will feature the portrait of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and will move the image of former president Andrew Jackson to the back. The new ten dollar bill will still feature Alexander Hamilton on the front, but the back will now celebrate women’s suffrage with portraits of Lucretia Mott,...

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The recent rise in state-level legislation targeting the LGBT community – often couched in language of religious freedom – reminds us that the journey for full equality for the LGBT community is ongoing.

Many states and their governors have come under fire for adopting such laws, most notably, North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 2 into law, a bill that puts into place broad anti-LGBT provisions, nullifying existing LGBT protections in cities across the state and requiring transgender and gender non-conforming people to use restrooms inconsistent with their gender...

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