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Now is the time for common sense gun regulations!

Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

Moms Are Talking
“My husband and I found ourselves with a surprise pregnancy when our two children were 10 and 12."

Sandy, Washington

Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids

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Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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Closer to the Finish Line

Posted October 24, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years, the Department now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Back on the Job: Employee Protections Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted October 24, 2014 by R. Scott Oswald

The story is all too common.  After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis.  All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work.  To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Chris Christie is tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Moms are tired of $7.25/hour!

Posted October 23, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Earlier this week, when talking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared that he is “tired of hearing about the minimum wage.” Christie went on to say, “I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I don’t think there’s a mother [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

Posted October 23, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Since the [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Teaching Gardens, an Active, Healthy Learning Tool

Posted October 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Teaching Gardens were designed by the American Heart Association to encourage children. Participating children are fascinated by the gardening process! Unbeknowst to them, they are learning healthy nutrition & learning through school based gardening to connect with healthy foods that help to combat childhood obesity.   Nearly one in three children and adolescents in [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Are there toxic chemicals in your child’s “trick or treat” bag or Halloween costume?

Posted October 23, 2014 by Mike Schade

Parents across the country are stocking up on this year’s hottest costumes for their little ghouls, goblins, and princesses, but some costumes may contain hidden toxic chemicals harmful to our children’s health.  I wish I were tricking you. A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

This may not be Yelp, but these Obamacare reviews are worth reading

Posted October 23, 2014 by Nina Perez

When I need to buy something, be that my bed sheets or a new phone, I comb through online customer reviews to help me determine what I want to buy. So why not do the same with health coverage? The second health coverage enrollment period is starting on November 15th! That is less than one [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Child Care Centers and the Quality Improvement Catch-22

Posted October 22, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Carol Burnett, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Quality, affordable childcare is essential to helping low-income working families gain economic security. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! [...]