June 19, 2019

Celebrating My Immigrant History and Queer Identity

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and Pride Month. Much like the lives of queer or immigrant folks, these months intersect in ways that make us uniquely us, carrying both our stories of immigration and our relationship

June 19, 2019

6 Ways the Trump Administration Is Promoting Discrimination in Health Care

The Trump Administration wants to legalize discrimination in health care. Yes, you read that correctly. The Health Care Rights Law, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, is a groundbreaking civil rights statute that makes

June 18, 2019

It’s Past Time: Tipped Workers Need One Fair Wage

My sister and I grew up on the Texas border. She worked in cool restaurants all through high school and college, meeting new people and serving hip drinks. Back in 2001, she was making $2.13 an

June 11, 2019

Extremist Anti-Abortion Laws are Undermining Legislative Progress in States

As state legislative sessions wrap up, states, in many ways, continue to be at the forefront of advancing laws that support working families and create the equitable workplaces and communities that women need. However, it seems

June 7, 2019

Happy Friday: Working Families Tax Relief Act Introduced in the House

Here’s a little good news for your Friday. You may recall that back in April, Senators Brown, Bennet, Durbin and Wyden introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act – a little piece of legislation that would

June 7, 2019

How Did Women Workers Fare? Breaking Down BLS’s May Report

May was a big month for women workers, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly employment report. Although job growth stalled – the economy added just 75,000 jobs compared to the 151,000 average over the

June 7, 2019

Asking the Wrong Questions: Abortion, Child Care, and the Narrative of Shame

“Shamed no matter which decision I made.” Those were the harrowing words of H.K. Gray, a young mother who overcame multiple hurdles to get an abortion, as she testified before Congress recently. And those words stuck

June 4, 2019

Abortion Bans Are an Attack on Women’s Economic Security

Let’s be clear: the attacks on abortion in states like Alabama and Missouri are direct attacks on our economic security. The ability to control if, when, and how to have children is at the core of

June 3, 2019

I Honor My “America Thatha”

Some of my earliest memories of my grandfather are of sitting next to him during his morning prayers in the little prayer room he and my grandmother had fashioned in their Queens, NY home. Every morning, he would sit in this room

May 31, 2019

Hatred Fuels Abortion Bans – Our Hope Will Drive Them Out

From Mississippi to Alabama to Georgia to Missouri to Indiana to Louisiana and beyond, abortion bans are popping up everywhere these days. Some days it literally feels like some kind of great fictional battle, like the

May 30, 2019

I Honor My Han and I Honor My Anxiety: How Embracing My Emotions Is an Expression of Radical Feminism

Recently, I came across the Korean word han. I’ve just learned of its meaning, but han is something I’ve felt like I’ve known all my life. Intergenerational trauma is one way to describe han. Han can

May 30, 2019

Making The Tax Code Better Support Women and Families

On April 10, 2019, Senators Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Dick Durbin, and Michael Bennet introduced an important piece of legislation that would substantially increase and expand tax credits for working women and families across the country.