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Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Too Small To Fail Volunteer Event at Dreamforce 2014

Following her keynote address at Dreamforce 2014 tomorrow, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, Bay Area business and community leaders, and Dreamforce volunteers to kick off a day-long effort to fill thousands of tote bags with materials designed to encourage Oakland parents and caregivers to talk, read and sing to their children fro

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Too Small To Fail Partners With Latino Media Company Mitú, Inc. To Encourage Language-Rich Parenting Among Hispanics

The collaboration aims to combat a serious challenge in early learning—specifically, narrowing the “word gap.” Content will be produced by some of MiTu’s hottest Latino talent, all of whom consistently attract sizeable audiences and engage on various social media networks. Talent will encourage parents and caregivers to take simple actions during their children’s first five years of life.

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The art of juggling

Born right smack dab in the middle of the ‘baby boom,’ I am a member of an all but extinct sub-group of American women – the stay-at-home-mom-by-choice. For a quarter of a century, built-in flexibility was ingrained in my daily routine. But, to quote the poet laureate of my generation, “the times they are a changing.”

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Nearly 7 Million Californians to Receive Access to Paid Sick Days

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), making California the second state in the country to provide paid sick days to its residents. The new law – authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – will provide up to three paid sick days a year to approximately 6.5 million working Californians.

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California’s families and communities need paid sick days

Today, the California legislature took a critical step to support working families and promote public health in our state by guaranteeing a minimum of three paid sick days for millions of working Californians. Governor Jerry Brown indicated his support for the bill, and we are hopeful that he will soon sign it into law.