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Ai-jen Poo Wins Genius Grant

NBC News | Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Behind the doors of any given American home there may be someone inside paid to take care of children, an aging grandparent or a sick relative....

On Women's Equality Day, All Lives Matter

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Ai-jen Poo

We are still working toward democracy and equality for every woman -- without restrictions based on race, class, age or experience. And we have some distance to travel.

Find Your Own Strength: 6 Tips for Women Leaders

Omega Institute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Omega Institute

When we are riding the waves of life and feel especially tossed and turned by its storms, Elizabeth Lesser beckons us to drop anchor and root firmly in our emotional center of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness.

20 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

19 Young Activists Changing America

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Who are the young radicals and reformers among us now whose names may not be well-known to the general public, but whose activism is leading the country in a more progressive direction?

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

Building a Caring Economy

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Ai-jen Poo

Domestic workers are just one population within the growing ranks of the working poor, workers who are slipping through the cracks of a deteriorating safety net and falling into the growing chasm of economic inequality in this country.

Why I'm Boycotting Arnold Schwarzenegger's Book

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

After years of lying about his pathological personal life, all of a sudden Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to have total recall. He's put his own ego and career ahead of the privacy of his children.

'Noble Endeavor' For Nannies Struck Down

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 10.01.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other...

The Left Unfiltered

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What comes across TV screens and printed pages as muddy and remote was given a sparkling clarity by an unlikely trio. Demos honored Republican former FDIC chief Sheila Bair, founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-Jen Poo, and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

Hillary Clinton's Mother's Day Address at the New York Women's Foundation Breakfast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Regina Weinreich

"Do you know what history does to women? You know the fabulous bookcase you see at IKEA? You know how when you buy it, you pick it up in a flat box? History casts women in two dimensions."

'The Help' Brings Domestic Workers Wage Campaign To Spotlight

Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

For the millions of domestic workers who leave their families behind for jobs that don't even pay minimum wage, Octavia Spencer's Oscar win was a boon...

Harold Perrineau and Other Hollywood Parents and Children Support Today's "Help"

Danielle Feris | Posted 03.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Danielle Feris

2012-01-23-pullquote.jpgAfter jamming to a live band and enjoying glitter tattoos, children at the party painted large fabric panels with images and words that expressed their love for the nannies in their lives.

Bold Changes, Great Leaders, Big Movements

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.