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Unshared Recovery: 46 Million Poor; Poverty Rate Unchanged

September 18, 2015
New data released by the Census Bureau show that poverty remains too high and the economic recovery is unshared.
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To Support Millions of Low-Wage Workers, Protect Tax Credits

September 12, 2015
Here’s one way the President and Congress can show their support for the millions of Americans working for relatively low wages: save key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. The expected push this fall to permanently...
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Why WIC is an Essential Program for Moms and Families

September 3, 2015
WIC is an incredibly successful nutrition and health assistance program for millions of pregnant women, moms, infants, and children. Here are just a few stories from the millions of families across the country that are boosted by WIC.
Elyssa Koidin's picture

Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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12 Reasons Why We Do the Work We Do Together

August 5, 2015
Congress wants to cut spending on programs that help low-income children and families. These 12 reasons show why we need more investments in these programs, not less.
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MN at one end, MS at the other: See How Your State Ranks for Child Well-Being

July 27, 2015
The new 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E Casey Foundation assesses child well-being in the states. See how your state ranks.
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Fact of the Week: Half of Children in Public Schools are Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch

July 10, 2015
Just over half of public school children are in families with near-poverty income levels that make them eligible for free or reduced lunch. See where your state stands and what you can do to help kids get nutritious meals during summer, too.
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Congress' Year of the Caregiver?

July 10, 2015
Could 2015 be Congress’ Year of the Caregiver? At an AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving. The forum was attending...
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Report Back: MomsRising Members Meet With Senator Heller's Staff

July 2, 2015
We had a GREAT meeting with MomsRising members and U.S. Senator Dean Heller​'s staff in Nevada to discuss working family tax issues, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)! Our members shared with Senator Heller's staff why these tax breaks help families make ends...
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Congress wants to cut Medicaid. Moms can’t let them!!!

July 1, 2015
After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision, we need to keep the healthcare victories rolling by bringing our powerful voices to Congress! Right now, negotiations over the federal budget are starting to heat up and some members of Congress are trying to quietly make major cuts to the critically important health coverage that Medicaid provides to kids, women, and families. We can’t let this happen!
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