Last August, Jadene, a fast-food worker in Georgia, faced an impossible choice: leave her 10-year-old home alone or lose her job. Without any paid leave or accessible child care, there was no way she could keep her paycheck and ensure her son was safe. She left her full-time job. Jadene’s story is all too familiar and is one we hear daily on our helpline. A lack of child care, paid family and medical leave and disproportionate caretaking responsibilities have driven mothers out of the workforce by the hundreds of thousands over the past year. Those most affected are disproportionately Black and Latina women in low-wage jobs. ADVERTISEMENT The old saying about history repeating itself holds true today. Ninety years ago, New Deal feminists pushing for fairer laws and policies so that mothers, especially those in low-wage jobs, could take time off for education and providing care, lobbied for maternity leave and investments in child care and urged recognition of women’s … [Read more...] about Congress should heed the call of New Deal feminists
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GOP Senate leader Sen. Mitch McConnell criticized the “big business” that is pushing President Joe Biden’s amnesty agenda. The rare criticism of the GOP’s traditional donors suggests that McConnell will lead a fight against the Democrats’ draft amnesty, which would push more than three million illegal migrants on a fast track to the voting booths in 2024. The Democrats, McConnell said March 3, “want to fast-track 11 million illegal immigrants into temporary legal status, then green cards, and then full citizenship.” He continued: The far-left loves this approach. But so does a certain cross-section of Big Business. There’s a whole lot of cultural power and economic power pushing the liberal vision. As for the best interests of American workers — well, that’s not as trendy a cause in certain circles. The truth is that it’s not helpful or compassionate to just open up our borders. It’s not fair to American citizens and workers, but neither is it fair to the people who are … [Read more...] about GOP Leader Mitch McConnell Slams Business Support for Amnesty
BOSTON (CBS) – Jacqueline Church knows Boston’s Chinatown like the back of her hand. Up until the pandemic, she spent years hosting food and culture tours around the neighborhood. “This was a tiny little gift shop, that used to always set up a stall here,” Church said as she walked by an empty storefront on Beach Street, the space used to house Chinatown Gifts. READ MORE: Natick, Newton North Scrimmage Ahead Of Spring Football Season The souvenir shop is out of business. So is the restaurant next to it, China King. The eatery, known for its dumplings, and Peking duck, shut its doors back in December after months of seeing little to no business. Since the onset of the pandemic, Church’s business “Boston Chinatown Tours,” has also been out of operation. Much like all enterprises, she’s had to figure out a way to pivot. She connects with the public through her website and social media – sometimes hosting virtual culinary classes. Web Extra: Jacqueline Church Interview … [Read more...] about Pandemic Pushing Chinatown Businesses To The Brink, Advocates Say Intervention Is Crucial
Presented by Facebook Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Friday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 513,091; Tuesday, 514,657; Wednesday, 516,608; Thursday, 518,453; Friday, 520,356. Senate Democrats voted by the narrowest margin on Thursday to take up a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill, teeing off what's expected to be a sprint through the weekend to help millions of struggling Americans. President Biden Joe Biden Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote
close Video Tom Cotton speaks at CPAC: Liberals want to replace our history In his address to the annual CPAC gathering, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., criticizes liberals trying to rewrite history, COVID lockdowns, and the New York Times' meltdown over his op-ed. If I were running against a Democrat in 2022, I would not talk about how Donald Trump ’s policies delivered record-low poverty in the U.S., or Joe Biden’s dangerous and disingenuous $1.9 trillion "rescue" bill. I wouldn’t even rail about the Biden administration locking up children who have entered the country illegally, though it would be tempting, after the hysteria that met President Trump’s immigration policies. No, if I wanted to defeat a Democrat, I’d talk about Dr. Seuss. If you haven’t heard, Dr. Seuss is being canceled . The same boneheads who claim that the "mister" in Mr. Potato Head is overly "exclusive," that Aunt Jemima syrup encouraged racial stereotyping, that math is a … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: CPAC blasts cancel culture – could the attacks on Dr. Seuss be the tipping point?