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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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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.

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Bay Area Leaders Join Too Small to Fail to Launch ‘Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing’ Campaign in Oakland

Local business and community leaders, including the Bay Area Council, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Kaiser Permanente, today announced a campaign to better prepare Oakland’s children for success in school and beyond. ‘Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing’, aims to close the “word gap“—a difference in the number of words children in high- and low-income families hear.

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President Obama, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Cindy McCain And Senator Bill Frist Urge Parents to Talk, Read and Sing to Children to Close Word Gap

In celebration of its one-year-anniversary, and in collaboration with the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy along with other bipartisan leaders, Too Small to Fail shared video messages from President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Cindy McCain and Senator Bill Frist.