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Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

When millions of Americans gather at picnics and parades this Labor Day, they will have a new development to rally behind. One of the top concerns for working parents – national paid parental leave – is gaining momentum. After lagging behind other industrialized nations for years – the U.S. is the only one of 41 […]

A New Mexico Woman Embraces Quality Education for All

A New Mexico Woman Embraces Quality Education for All

  Victoria Gomez believes one of the best ways to lift families out of poverty is through access to quality education. Since 2013, she has been working with Organizers in the Land of Enchantment ( OLÉ), a grassroots organization in New Mexico. The 21-year-old has devoted time to helping with “Makerspace,” a physical area where […]

A Path Out of Poverty in New Mexico? Yes, Families Voice Ideas

A Path Out of Poverty in New Mexico? Yes, Families Voice Ideas

Budget-oriented legislative sessions don’t garner nearly the same kind of headlines compared to those considering hot-button issues. However, the 2016 session for the New Mexico state Legislature does provide an opportunity to take a step back and consider how our state uses its resources toward eradicating poverty among our state’s families and children. When one […]

N.M. Families Win Change on Child Care Forms

N.M. Families Win Change on Child Care Forms

Parents won a simple but important change in New Mexico’s child care assistance program this month that could help survivors of domestic violence.  When applying for child care aid, parents can now check a box to show they are survivors of domestic violence who are concerned that seeking child support could put their family in […]