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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!

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CHIP'ing Away At Getting Kids Covered

Posted July 23, 2014 by Sili Recio

Take ActionI’ve written extensively about my experiences with febrile seizures. From the first one that rocked my world to the latest just a few short months ago. What I haven’t discussed is the backend. The trips to the pediatrician, the cost of the ER visits. The toll that having those hefty bills could’ve had on [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

House Set to Vote on Child Tax Credit Improvement* Act (*Improvement Not Included)

Posted July 23, 2014 by Susanna Birdsong

Improvement.  It’s a subjective word, I guess.  Otherwise how does H.B. 4935 get to call itself the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014?  The House is set to vote on the bill this week, and although it sounds like a winner, for millions of low-income working families it is exactly the opposite.  First, a [...]

G is for Greens! Growing Mesclun and Collards

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Greens get a bad rap, and it's not fair. Because they're easy to grow, they taste awesome, and they're really good for you, too! I'll admit: getting kids to eat greens can be particularly challenging, as they're something of the epitome of the "vegetable". But drawing them into the process of planting, growing, cooking, eating [...]

Posted Under: Food!

G is for Greens: Cooking with Collards

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Collards are a gift. Truly. They are easy to grow, really tasty to eat and they are FULL of nutrients (they have more nutritional value than broccoli and spinach! That's saying a LOT!).  Yet, cooking collards can seem daunting, because in the store the leaves seem large and tough. And make no mistake: if you [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Top Summer Kid Care & Activities: Brought to You by MomsRising Members

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

***UPDATED*** We texted and you responded -- see below for the summer activity wisdom of members like you!   School’s out and summer is here! As a kid, that meant sunshine, long days full of fun, and all the perks of summer: BBQs, popsicles, swimming, summer camps, and no homework! As an adult and as [...]

Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of Subsidies For Affordable Care Act

Posted July 22, 2014 by Felicia Willems

Editor's note: MomsRising has been working to ensure every family has access to quality affordable healthcare because we know how important it is for women and children. The subsidies offered under the Affordable Care Act play a critical role in making this goal a reality. In fact, 85% of the eight million Americans who signed [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Seven months later... It's time NOW for fair pay!

Posted July 22, 2014 by Ruth Martin

Take Action!It was on Sunday that the average earnings of Black women in the United States FINALLY equaled the average earnings of white men in 2013. It is July. We’re now 7 months into 2014 – in fact, it’s almost August. That means Black women had to work for more than 19 months to earn [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

The Next Effort to Gut Health Reform – A Tale of Two Decisions

Posted July 22, 2014 by Thao Nguyen

By Dania Palanker, Senior Counsel, National Women's Law Center Today, two circuit courts ruled on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows individuals enrolled in health insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace to receive federal subsidies to help with health insurance costs, specifically premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals [...]

Posted Under: healthcare