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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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Ensure Fair Wages for Home Care Workers for Women’s Equality Day

Posted August 26, 2014 by Jodi Sturgeon

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. It has been almost a century since that historic occasion, and women have made enormous progress toward political and social equality. But when it comes to economic equity, many women still find it impossible [...]

#RaisetheWage because #WEmatter-- and so does our national economy.

Posted August 26, 2014 by Douglas Hall

The federal minimum wage is normally seen as a labor standard that imposes costs on businesses, and, by lifting up the wage floor, benefits low wage workers.  This is an accurate, but incomplete view, however, as it doesn’t show the impact on the federal budget that results from businesses failing to pay adequate wages to [...]

Hey PA! Are You Ready for PreK?

Posted August 25, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

As schools open for the new school year all across Pennsylvania, local leaders, educators, families and friends of early learning are showing their support to increase access to high quality pre-k for all the state's 3 and 4 year olds.  Have you joined the PreK for PA movement? Click here: www.prekforpa.org.   West Chester Mayor [...]

Quick Action→ Minimum wage workers need your voice TODAY!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Right now as we speak your members of Congress are home on August recess, enjoying their vacations and reconnecting with their districts.  One surefire way to get their attention while they are back in their districts is to submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper.   Will you join me in writing a [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

[Good Food Force] #SmartSnacks for #Backtoschool!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Greetings Good Food Force! This week we're all about SMART SNACKS! Check out a summary of exciting updates to snacks in schools, as well as some tips on great options you can make at home. Please read and share!  1. THE HOT LINE: Let's get excited about #SmartSnacks! We've been talking a lot about healthy changes [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Can you hear us Congress? #WEmatter!

Posted August 21, 2014 by Ruth Martin

Take Action!Last week I was driving my kids home from pre-school when I just had to turn up the radio. I was like, “Yes! They are singing my song!” But it wasn't Beyoncé's latest hit. It was a news story about how ridiculously long overdue paid family (maternity/paternity) leave is in the United States. Then I got mad. And [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

Posted August 20, 2014 by Robin Claremont

It’s August, which means beach time, summer camp, cookouts, vacation, and… talking to your Congressperson?! It may not be the first thing you think of when you imagine how you’d like to spend the remaining lazy days of summer, but talking to your elected representatives should be at the top of your August “to-do” list. [...]

Don’t lose your ACA health coverage!

Posted August 19, 2014 by Nina Perez

If you received a warning notice in the mail or know you have a data inconsistency with your original marketplace health insurance application, read the below blog post from healthcare.gov and get your paperwork in to the marketplace  ASAP by September 5th! If you're having trouble submitting the paperwork on your own, call 1-800-318-2596 and let them know you have a “data [...]

Posted Under: healthcare