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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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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

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!

Paid Sick Days Needs to Cover Everyone

Posted November 20, 2014 by Ellen Bravo

There’s an old saying: “For want of a nail, a shoe was lost,For want of a shoe, a horse was lost,For want of a horse, a battle was lost,For want of a battle, a kingdom was lost,And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.” One small thing can lead to big consequences. In our [...]

Posted Under: paid sick days

Winter Squash Custard and Homemade Whip Topping Recipe

Posted November 20, 2014 by Trina O'Boyle

RecipeThanksgiving makes me think of family and comfort food. Gathering with the people you love the most to eat a meal that you’ve prepared together is priceless. One of the foods I love to use throughout the fall and on Thanksgiving is winter squash. There are so many different ways you can prepare and use [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Recognizing National Family Caregivers Month

Posted November 20, 2014 by Ruth Martin

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the broad-based coalition of organizations pushing for the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act are rallying online to call attention to family caregivers’ need for supportive workplace polices like the national paid family and medical leave program the FAMILY Act would establish. The effort is being hosted [...]