Back in the first few weeks of June, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement ebbed and flowed through social media and spilled out onto the streets in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, my head began to spin with a combination of shame and confusion. I’m a white woman with immense privilege and all the hallmarks of power. I am late and I have much to learn, but I want to do the … [Read more...] about Legislators: Our Tools For Change
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How Moms Can Support The Protests From Home
As protests continue around the world following the death of George Floyd, I knew I wanted to do more than just share images on social media, but I struggled to find my place and voice in the movement. As a strong black activist and mom, I felt heavy, again. My community was hurting from the loss of another black king. Unfortunately, racial injustice and police brutality of … [Read more...] about How Moms Can Support The Protests From Home
Paid Family Leave Act – Act Now
Every day I pass working women in the supermarket check-out line at 5:30 pm on their way home from the office. I see them serving coffee at Starbucks and waiting tables while pregnant. I meet women in the office, in my community and at my daughter’s school, working moms who like the rest of America, need their income to make ends meet. More often than not these women (and men) … [Read more...] about Paid Family Leave Act – Act Now
Is That REALLY Still a Law?
The following is a guest post from Andrew Taylor, Partner in the Family Law Practice at Weber Gallagher As those who follow the news may have noticed, it seems that here in the U.S., many state lawmakers are slow to pass new laws. However, it’s possible these same lawmakers may be even slower to repeal old laws - even though many of them seem completely ridiculous in the … [Read more...] about Is That REALLY Still a Law?
Australia Leads the Way on Laws Regulating Tobacco Packaging
If you ask your older parents or grandparents about attitudes towards smoking in their generation, they’ll probably say that everyone did it and that it was even seen as glamorous. Tobacco has played an influential role in societies all over the world for centuries now, serving as a social activity, stress relief, or just something “cool” to do. But now that people realize … [Read more...] about Australia Leads the Way on Laws Regulating Tobacco Packaging