Women Employed Blog

  • COVID-19 Resources for Working People and Families
    on March 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 virus has brought into stark relief how dependent we all are on one another for safety and security. At Women Employed, we have taken measures to keep our staff, partners, and the community safe while ensuring that we can stay the course, advocating fiercely and effectively for low-paid workers during this time of increased vulnerability.We have compiled these resources to help keep you safe, and to help those who are differentially impacted to access support and resources needed […]

  • Women Employed Snapshots of Life During COVID-19: Corinne Kodama
    on March 25, 2020

    Spring break during a pandemic: sewing face masks, “staycationing,” and packing up my college kid’s residence hall room from 2,000 miles awayLike many of you, right now we are on spring break, and were supposed to be on a big family vacation with my parents, brother’s family, and friends. Instead we are “sheltering-in-place” (one of the many new phrases that is now part of our collective vocabulary), “social distancing” from our friends […]

  • Our Priorities in the Midst of COVID-19
    on March 24, 2020

    Women Employed is working to ensure that our policy makers and leaders take bold and decisive action in response to this public health and economic crisis to mitigate the damage and put us in the best position to emerge as strong and stable as possible. Since our inception, our focus has been on the economic stability and security of working women and their families, particularly those in low-paid sectors where women, and particularly women of color, are overrepresented. In many ways, working […]

  • Women Employed Snapshots of Life During COVID-19: Mary Kay Devine
    on March 22, 2020

    Remote Work, Homeschooling, and Virtual Visits with My MomJust a couple weeks ago, I was still worrying about driving my son to dance class and picking up my oldest daughter from high school softball practice. I was focused on the Magic School Bus book report project my first-grade twins were working on. And I was knee deep in planning and participating in events celebrating Women’s History Month.Clearly my priorities have shifted, and I’m sure yours have too.The […]

  • Live in Illinois? Here’s What You Need to Know to Make a Plan to VOTE.
    on March 18, 2020

    You want to make the world a better place. You’re committed to advocacy on the issues that matter to you. You want to leave our country better than you found it. One of the best ways to do that is to VOTE. This year’s elections are critical — and not just because it’s a presidential election year. There are important races all up and down the ballot.From president, to congressional representatives, to state legislators, to judges and local officials, […]

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