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Tell the NRA & Congress
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

Join the Good Food Force!
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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Send message of support to brave mom at Supreme Court hearing

Posted November 22, 2014 by Sara Alcid

Our definition of bravery is standing up for what you know is right. Even if it means standing up for a very long time — and especially if it means standing up to a powerful corporation when victory is uncertain. Meet Peggy Young, the definition of brave: When Peggy, a UPS driver for 10 years, [...]

Good Food Force Weekly Update: Healthy Holidays, Squash Custard and more!

Posted November 21, 2014 by Karen Showalter

The holidays are almost here! These cold winter months provide nice opportunities to warm your house with good food, friends and family. Throughout the next few Good Food Force Updates we're sharing tips for keeping the holidays healthy and fun. Please join the conversation online using #GFF, and we'll share top tips from our community [...]

Posted Under: Food!

'Poor Gays'

Posted November 21, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson originally appeared on The intersection of LGBT people and poverty is a largely overlooked 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 [...]

Obama’s Path to Progress: Protecting Farmworker Kids

Posted November 21, 2014 by Matt Shudtz

Many people hold on to the image of children gathering eggs in the yard or dumping a pail of slop in front of an appreciative sow as the true and full extent of child farm labor. But the reality of life on a farm can be much different. In fact, the awful truth is that [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Not One More Day

Posted November 21, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

In a few weeks, the White House will be convening the first Summit on Early Learning. We need your help to make sure this Summit actually leads to action for our littlest learners. We need action fast. I'm looking at my little 2-month-old and I know we have less than 2,000 days before he starts kindergarten. [...]

Learning to Love What You Have

Posted November 21, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that’s wise far beyond her years: “The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present.” [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Why working caregivers need paid leave

Posted November 20, 2014 by Ai-jen Poo

By the staff at Caring Across Generations. By caregivers, we don’t mean parents with children. We’re referring to the millions of Americans who are caregivers for aging parents, spouses, loved ones with disabilities, and any other family members or friends who require additional support and care to live independent, healthy lives. The numbers are dramatic: [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Let's Chat Healthy Holidays!

Posted November 20, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat The holiday season has begun! Are you as excited as I am? The food, parties, crafts and did I mention food? It's no wonder I can't stop humming "It'sThe Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!" I live for this time of the year and enjoy every single moment of it! Yet, the one aspect [...]

Posted Under: Food!