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It's time to speak up for gun safety in Oregon before it’s too late. The four gun safety bills that The Mother PAC endorsed earlier this year are still alive in our legislature, but without significant grassroots pressure – from you - they are unlikely to move an inch further towards becoming laws. This is the window for change. Don’t let it close without doing what YOU can to prevent more senseless gun violence in Oregon.
Equal pay day is the day each year when women in the United States finally earn what their male counterparts earned in 2012 - for the same work. In 2013 Equal Pay Day is April 9th -- 99 days into the new year. Right: since women earn only $0.77 to a man's dollar, it takes us longer to earn what men earn each year. Much longer. And it hurts more than the women who are underpaid and undervalued -- it hurts the families they support, too, and the entire economy because they have less to spend.
Susan Nielsen of The Oregonian is right to point out the summer conundrum that working American parents face every year when trying to responsibly provide and care for their children ("After hunt for summer child care, I need a vacation," April 8, 2013). She quotes Nancy Hauth, who oversees after-school care and other programs for Portland Public Schools: "Parents do keep working during the summer. It's frustrating that we haven't figured this out."
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Nearly Mother’s Day Tea
In May, 2012, we hosted an entirely different kind of tea party, where Oregon women came together at The Heathman Hotel in Portland for tea, crumpets & to discuss the politics of motherhood – past, present and future.