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Cristina Begona Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel

Cristina Begona Martin Firvida was Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel at NWLC. Prior to joining NWLC in 1997, Ms. Martin Firvida clerked for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and was a Georgetown Law School Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Yale University. When not watching C-SPAN, Ms. Martin Firvida watches college basketball. Ms. Martin Firvida is a proud but disenfrachised resident of Washington D.C., where she lives with her husband and young son.

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Truth or Dare?

Posted by Cristina Begona Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel | Posted on: November 14, 2007 at 03:06 pm

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel
National Women's Law Center

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Trick or Treat!

Posted by Cristina Begona Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel | Posted on: October 05, 2007 at 06:23 pm

By Cristina Martin-Firvida, Director, Government Affairs, and Senior Counsel
National Women's Law Center

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The High Risk of Low Prices

Posted by Cristina Begona Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel | Posted on: September 14, 2007 at 06:18 pm

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel
National Women's Law Center

Two events took place this Wednesday morning, seemingly unrelated, but in reality representing two sides of the same coin.

After ninteen years of using the same slogan – “Always low prices” – Walmart launched a new slogan: “Save money. Live better.”  Walmart believes it has gotten a bad reputation as a cheap junk merchant, and wants to improve its image. On the same morning that Walmart rolled out its new campaign, Mattel’s CEO and the head of the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission were testifying before Congress about the millions of recently recalled toys, almost all made in China

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Spring Forecast: Tax Cuts Are So Yesterday?

Posted by Cristina Begona Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel | Posted on: September 13, 2007 at 03:07 pm

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel
National Women's Law Center

In case you do not follow this sort of thing, it’s Fashion Week in New York,that magical time twice yearly when vanity wrestles good sense to the ground and hogties it to the latest impossible trend. (How do you feel about shoes designed to look too small?).   

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Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Sole Proprietors

by Cristina Martin Firvida

In the American imagination, few archetypes hold such romantic appeal as the cowboy.  In the imagination of many on Capitol hill, the image of the small business owner offers similar enchantment. In the minds of many lawmakers, the small business owner embodies the American dream: working hard, creating jobs, building opportunity where none existed.

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