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Let's make early learning a priority in all cities

April 5, 2016
I know there’s a whole lot of yuck happening in national politics right now, but we have good news! In spite of all the yuck, local leaders are doing GREAT things on early learning across the country. Leaders like Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who is piloting an evidence-based 4-year universal pre-k...
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Flint and Beyond

March 31, 2016
Members of Congress like to talk about securing the future for our children and grandchildren. Instead, Congress has foreclosed opportunity for many thousands of children because of its irresponsible failure to protect them from lead poison. Congress needs to come back and ensure that all children now threatened by such toxic inaction have the protection and services they need.
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Meet Pennsylvania State Moms Force Volunteer Ray!

March 21, 2016
DYK MomsRising is on the ground in Pennsylvania? It's no exaggeration to say there is much to do. But parents know better than anyone: a little patience and a lot of perseverance can go a long, long way. Check out this inspiring profile of Ray, one of our fabulous Pennsylvania State Moms Force...
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Five Reasons to Support the People's Budget

March 21, 2016
President Obama’s got a handful of great ideas in his budget proposal: free community college, universal preschool, and more. But he still proposes to spend more than half of our federal discretionary budget on the Pentagon and military – and only a small fraction of that actually goes to our...
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Zika's coming. Are we ready?

March 11, 2016
With the arrival of warm weather, health officials in the U.S. say it is not a matter of if but when we will see a widespread outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Are we ready for it? No, we are not. Stateline , an initiative of Pew Charitable Trusts, recently reported that budget cuts at the...
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Child Care Without Religion?

March 11, 2016
Growing up in the Bible Belt, I had to grow unnecessarily accustomed to religion: forced to listen to it on a daily basis at school and any social functions. In my country of birth, Panama, religion was not such a constant topic or force of influence. We have had Arab and Jewish citizens forever,...
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#MilitaryMonday: Drowning in Child Care Costs? Here’s Your Lifesaver!

February 15, 2016
Child care can give military families a huge sticker shock. Luckily there are programs, like Child Care Aware, that can help!
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President Obama's Final Budget

February 15, 2016
President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!
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Let's Make 2016 a MOMentous Year for Pennsylvania Families

February 9, 2016
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality...
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A Young Single Mom’s Tips to Help Children Flourish Academically

February 9, 2016
All of us want our children to flourish academically. I, a new American and one-time teen mom, am no different. Recently my son was the only first grader accepted to our local gifted program. I can't help but feel proud. Despite working two jobs and attending school full-time, I managed to engage...
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