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A Mom & Daughter Fight for Fairness in Women’s Sports

In Hawaii, Cynthia Monteleone, a decorated Team USA Masters track athlete, and her 16-year-old daughter have both raced against biological males competing as females. The mother-daughter duo is telling their story about why it’s unfair and what’s at stake for women’s sports if this is allowed to continue.

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Christi Craddick

Fond of feminine outfits in Republican red, Craddick comes alive when talking about such fascinating things as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. She is the daughter of a political family, who was born in the middle of one of her father’s campaigns. She is seen as a possible future governor of the Lone Star state.

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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Economy

Fact.

Work Is A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out
  • Many businesses have attributed hiring difficulties to the extra federal unemployment payments that continued even as the COVID emergency subsided.
  • In a recent Harvard/HarrisX poll, an overwhelming 76% of Americans said people are “staying on unemployment because they can make more money.”
  • Minimum wage hikes yield job losses and disincentivize hiring, especially among those who are less educated and with lower skills—people who need jobs the most.

By: Carrie Sheffield

Energy

Fact.

Nuclear power is carbon-free, cheap and reliable.
  • But nuclear is underutilized in the United States despite the increased calls to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Instead, environmental purists advocate for renewables only, such as the wind turbines that shut down when Texas faced freezing temperatures in February 2021.
  • This has caused America’s nuclear power capabilities to remain at the same level for the past three decades while increased energy consumption has led to overall higher carbon emissions.

By: Kelsey Bolar & Charlotte Whelan

Jobs

Fact.

States should reduce or eliminate occupational licenses.
  • States vary in their occupational licensing requirements, creating significant challenges for workers who cross state lines to keep their licenses in good standing.
  • States should make every effort to eliminate excessive licenses or reduce the onerous requirements for licenses in their jurisdiction.
  • States should conduct regular cost-benefit analyses of their licensing systems to determine if they truly serve a public good and remove any licensing requirements that do not.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Jobs

Fact.

Women depend on independent contract work.
  • Nearly half (46 percent) of the independent contractor workforce is female.
  • Women are more likely than men to be employed in an alternative work arrangement.
  • The top three reasons women cited for working in the gig economy were flexibility (44 percent), income (38 percent), and building a business (25 percent).
  • Flexible contract work allows women to balance employment with caregiving for children, sick spouses, and aging parents or other priorities.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Jobs

Fact.

Government paid leave programs hurt poorer workers and women.
  • Low-income workers are hurt most by payroll taxes taken from earnings to fund paid leave entitlements and are less likely to take benefits.
  • They are also more likely to lose job opportunities: As employment costs go up, employers will seek to minimize their costs and exposure by reducing staff.
  • One-size-fits-all government programs will discourage the creation of flexible options, such as telecommuting, job sharing, and part-time arrangements.
  • Employers may also see women, who are statistically more likely to use paid leave benefits, as less attractive hires, especially for management positions.

By: Carrie Lukas

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Join Us in Reading Sarah Frey's Memoir, The Growing Season

The youngest of 21 children, Sarah Frey knows what it means to struggle both professionally and personally. And because of her hard work, courage, and entrepreneurial spirit, she also knows what it means to succeed as the head of a multi-state farming phenomenon. Dubbed "The Pumpkin Queen" by The New York Times, Sarah is the largest grower of pumpkins in the United States. Join us as we read and discuss Sarah’s memoir, "The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life - and Saved an American Farm," for this month’s #IWFReads Book Club on June 24 at 1:00 pm ET.

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