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Jessica Brill Ortiz
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Jessica Brill Ortiz is the National Advocacy Director of Direct Care Alliance, a non-profit organization that is the national advocacy voice of direct care workers.

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Why Direct Care Worker Wages Are Key to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 5:55 PM

The wage gap is about more than just equal pay for equal work; it is also about the near-poverty wages we pay for some predominantly female professions.

March is Women's History Month, a time to pay tribute to female leaders and visionaries from previous generations by recognizing their contributions to...

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The New Face of Our Economy

(8) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Fifty years into the war on poverty, it's time to focus on one of our fastest-growing workforces.

Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. At the time, the U.S. poverty rate was around 19 percent, and the president believed the government had a role to...

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