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Report: Closing Wage Gap Would Help VA Women, Kids

Report: Closing Wage Gap Would Help VA Women, Kids

Published by Public News Service. RICHMOND, Va. – How many moms asked for equal pay for Mother's Day? In a new report, the Institute for Women's Policy Research compared incomes o ...

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Two in Five Virginians Live in ‘Child Care Deserts’

Two in Five Virginians Live in ‘Child Care Deserts’

RICHMOND, Va. — A new study shows that more than 3.25 million Virginians live in areas without enough childcare facilities to meet local needs. The Center for American Progress re ...

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Debra Grant: Payday lenders prey on women, families

Debra Grant: Payday lenders prey on women, families

Published by the Virginian-Pilot I had a relative who needed to borrow $150, so I took out a payday loan to help. Every month, I would have to roll the loan over until the next mo ...

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Study: Medicaid Coverage For Virginia Parents Would Help Children

Study: Medicaid Coverage For Virginia Parents Would Help Children

Published by Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. - By not expanding Medicaid to cover working poor adults, Virginia also is shortchanging thousands of children, according to a new s ...

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Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

Originally posted on the National Women's Law Center blog. Some members of Congress are putting public programs that are vital to women and families on the chopping block—despite ...

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Mary Mannix Says About Half of Virginia’s Rural Hospitals Run in the Red

Mary Mannix Says About Half of Virginia’s Rural Hospitals Run in the Red

Originally posted on Politifact Virginia. Hospital officials from across Virginia flocked to Richmond last week to air concerns about tightening revenues at their facilities. Amon ...

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Study: Pay Gap for Women Won’t Close Until 2059

Study: Pay Gap for Women Won’t Close Until 2059

Originally posted in Public News Service. RICHMOND, Va. – Women won't get paid as much as men until the year 2059, according to a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Resear ...

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States not expanding Medicaid falling further behind expansion states

States not expanding Medicaid falling further behind expansion states

Originally published on the Off the Charts blog at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. States that have adopted health reform’s Medicaid expansion had a substantially lowe ...

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Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing Introduction

Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing Introduction

This is an excerpt from Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing. Click here to order your copy today! In the mid-1990s, Denise Smith was living in Southwe ...

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Senator Stanley, expand Medicaid

Senator Stanley, expand Medicaid

Originally published in the Danville Register and Bee. To the editor: By not expanding Medicaid, our General Assembly representatives have turned their backs on women and families ...

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