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Why I Love Tax Season (and why Congress should keep making it lovable)

Posted April 17, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

Take Action! For most people, tax season has passed. For me, it’s not. As a freelance journalist based between CA, USA and Taipei, Taiwan, each year I have to file taxes in two countries. The tax day in the States is April 15, but in Taiwan it’s May 31. So the tax season is not yet [...]

Two Years After West Disaster, Are Communities Any Safer?

Posted April 17, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

Two years ago today (April 17th, 2013), a fertilizer plant explosion devastated West, Texas. Fifteen people died, including 12 volunteer firefighters. The blast demolished an apartment building and nursing home, and damaged three nearby schools. In the two years since, there have been over 350 other preventable chemical accidents. To this day, the EPA has [...]

Why I'm glad to pay my taxes

Posted April 17, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

This week found my husband and I scrambling to make sure we had all of our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed as we hurried to make sure we had our taxes filed on time. As he sat watching us from the couch, my almost ten-year old remarked about what a bummer it is to [...]

Head Smacker: House Gives Millions of Dollars More to Wealthiest 5,000 Families

Posted April 17, 2015 by Lecia Imbery

On April 16, the House voted (270-179) to give millions of dollars more to heirs of the wealthiest estates in America and to add the $269 billion cost of doing so to our growing deficit, all while continuing to claim they care about poverty reduction, inequality, and reducing our debt. By repealing the estate tax, [...]

Walking Backwards Through the Grocery Store

Posted April 16, 2015 by Charlie Rose

Take Action! Yesterday my son  and I went for a bike ride to the park and decided to swing by the grocery store on our way home to pick up a few things. When we went to check out I realized that I didn't bring my wallet to the park. We put back our groceries [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Tips to Establish Healthy Eating Habits at Home

Posted April 16, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

This week's tweetchat is one I am looking forward to! From supermarket shopping to healthy meals ideas, it's sure to be lively. Even better, it will be conducted in English and Spanish. So, please feel free to join in whichever language you feel most comfortable in. Join #FoodFri on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 1pm [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Tell Congress: Tax breaks for working families, not corporations!

Posted April 15, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Tax Day is TODAY (April 15th). And while you’re filing your taxes, rushing off to the post office, and taxes are on the top of your mind—it’s the perfect opportunity to also remind your U.S. Representative and Senators to be sure to protect tax breaks that boost working families and our economy—in particular the federal [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Food Choices Alter Children’s Palate, Memory and Learning

Posted April 15, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Walking through a farmer’s market, I’m captivated by what I see.  Mothers (and fathers!) push carriages, and hold toddlers’ hands, as they walk between a kaleidoscope of fruits and vegetables.   I watch as the children munch on bananas, watermelon and mangos. “This is how it should be,” I think. Making healthy foods the first choice, [...]

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