Today, as part of the National Week of Action, 12 state legislators are participating in a Blog Carnival sponsored by MomsRising. State legislators from across the country are blogging about economic security issues important to America's working. From Arizona to Massachusetts, state legislators are taking action on the need to guarantee paid family leave and earned sick days, as well as raise the minimum wage.
This year, Equal Pay Day is on April 8. During this week, which coincides with the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, state legislators are lifting up the strategic policies that promote women's success -- including measures that tackle gender discrimination in pay, modernize workplace standards, and provide the tools women and families need to get ahead.
Media Advisory: On April 7 at 10:30am ET, Americans United For Change & Progressive States Network will hold a national press call to discuss the 11-state “Give America A Raise” bus tour & Week of Action in 20 states.
In advance of Connecticut's history-making minimum wage increase and as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, Connecticut State Senator Gary Holder-Winfield takes the Grocery Challenge.
Last week, Progressive States Network joined a national coalition letter to the broadcast channels urging them to make their coverage of the minimum wage more informative, particuarly with respect to the high public cost of low wages.
This week, 125 state legislators across 28 states who are working with Progressive States Network and the Constitutional Accountability Center filed a brief in the case of Halbig v. Sebelius. Joined in the brief by Congressional leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, these lawmakers affirm that the tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act -- the legislative provisions at issue in the Halbig case -- were indeed intended and crafted to be available to the American people regardless of their state.
Two major reports are out today showing how reining in wasteful corporate tax loopholes and subsidies can free up state budgets to fund our shared priorities, like retirement security. Read on for more information about Good Jobs First's "Putting State Pension Costs in Context" and U.S. PIRG's "Closing the Billion Dollar Loophole."