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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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Support Walmart Workers

Posted November 24, 2014 by Liz Shuler

Walmart. On one hand we have the Walton family—Walmart’s owners. With almost $150 billion in wealth, they are the richest family in the nation. On the other hand, we have Walmart workers, most of whom work for less than $25,000 a year. Most are women. This year on Black Friday, thousands of Walmart workers and [...]

One of the Most Important Civil and Human Rights Battles of Our Time

Posted November 24, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Jonathan Rapping, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Mass incarceration and resulting criminal records undermine family 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! Criminal justice systems across the [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Will Louisville Be Next to Raise the Minimum Wage?

Posted November 24, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Councilwoman Scott, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. A minimum wage increase will help families gain economic security, ensuring minimum wage is no longer a poverty wage. 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 [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

65 Hours a Week and No Benefits

Posted November 24, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Virgil Pack, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Many, like Virgil, work 65 hours a week and still do not have benefits, leading to higher economic insecurity.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 [...]

Let's encourage schools to keep it up!

Posted November 23, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Thanks to the new USDA nutritional standards for school meals and snacks, the days of junky snacks and greasy lunches are ending! Most moms and dads are thrilled with these changes. In fact, a new poll shows that parents support healthier school food policies by a 3-to-1 margin! (1)   As parents, we know that [...]

Posted Under: Food!

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, [...]

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. [...]