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Quick Action→ Minimum wage workers need your voice TODAY!

08/22/14
Calling all moms and dads: We need your help to raise the minimum wage! Send a Letter to the Editor today calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage when they return to Capitol Hill in September.
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[Good Food Force] #SmartSnacks for #Backtoschool!

08/22/14
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 to school meals, and now the new Smart Snack Standards have also gone into effect! The changes will help ensure that snacks and beverages sold in 
schools meet basic healthy standards, while still giving schools flexibility to choose from a wide variety of options. Check out some...
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Can you hear us Congress? #WEmatter!

08/21/14
There is an election right around the corner and that makes now the perfect time to make sure that our elected officials in Congress and beyond know that we matter and we will be holding them accountable. Women and family economic security issues are more than just political footballs and talking points. Our voices, and our votes, matter. #WEMatter.
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5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

08/20/14
August is a prime time to tell your Congressperson your thoughts on the federal budget issues that matter to women, families, and children, including Iraq, immigration, corporate taxes, unemployment benefits, and more.
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Women & Men Advancing Gender Equality Together

08/19/14
Carla Goldstein talks about building a stronger partnership between women and men; partnership that acknolwedges and embraces our interdependence, and that builds on our mutual interests in achieving gender equality.
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Don’t lose your ACA health coverage!

08/19/14
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!
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Back to School with Smart Snacks

08/17/14
This year as kids go back to school, school food will be getting even healthier. Smart Snacks went into effect July 1st , updating the national nutrition standards for vending, school stores, fundraisers, and a la carte in school cafeterias. Also, school lunches and breakfasts continue to get healthier, with stronger standards this fall for whole grains, sodium, and fruit. Talk about GREAT news! Join @MomsRising and @CSPI for this week's #FoodFri tweetchat to learn more about the changes and how it will benefit all schoolchildren! Feel free to spread the word about the #FoodFri chat scheduled...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: It's Not A "Poor Kid" Issue

08/15/14
Growing up, my Mami stressed the importance of breakfast. She knew it fueled my day, giving me the energy I needed to pay attention in school. Today, research shows school breakfast participation has been linked to fewer occurrences of student hunger, decreased tardiness and absenteeism , as well as, improved focus and cognitive abilities. Children who eat breakfast perform better academically and experience fewer visits to the school nurse. So, Mami was right - breakfast is important! Unfortunately, the traditional breakfast model where students eat in the cafeteria before the morning bell...
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Wal-Mart, Don't Discount the Power of Teachers

08/14/14
Let’s be clear: Teachers know that Wal-Mart is not giving us or our schools anything meaningful to genuinely make a difference in the education of our kids. To the contrary, Wal-Mart’s “appreciation” for teachers has been to spend an incredible amount of money to discredit and shut out the voice of teachers, who are the ones who are the closest to students and need to be involved in the decisions about their education.
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Support Leslie McSpadden, the mother of Mike Brown, and all families seeking justice

08/14/14
Please add your voice to the growing movement of parents who say enough is enough! Let's stand together for Leslie McSpadden, mother of Mike Brown, and all families seeking justice.
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