The recent earthquake in California is a good reminder that we need to be prepar...: The recent earthquake in California is a good reminder that we need to be prepared here in the Northwest. There are great tips available at http://makeitthrough.org/ Make it Through - What to Do to Make it Throughmakeitthrough.orgProviding information on how to prepare for a disaster or catastrophe. Useful checklists, educational videos and preparedness resources.
Today is Women’s Equality Day honoring the ratification 19th Amendment that gran...: Today is Women’s Equality Day honoring the ratification 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. While we recognize the incredible efforts of those who made that happen, there is still much to do to ensure economic equality and security for all women. Congress must pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure both women and men get equal pay for equal work; enact the Healthy Families Act to guarantee paid sick leave for men and women & increase access to affordable child care. Congress also must strengthen the Violence Against Women Act and expand women’s access to comprehensive health care and family planning.