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Giving all families a chance at healthy lives

October 19, 2015
Some of the most burdensome health conditions our communities and families face can be prevented. Yes, it is easier said than done, but we must take action when more than half of all adults in the U.S. have a chronic health disease and 7 in 10 adult deaths are caused by ones such as cancer, heart...
Kathy Chin's picture

Congress isn’t facing a crisis of resources but of priorities

October 19, 2015
Have you ever had to choose between medicine and gasoline? What about rent and car insurance? How about keeping your phone on and electricity? Every day, these are the sorts of decisions that far too many people living in the United States have to make. Poverty remains stubbornly and unacceptably...
Linda Meric's picture

Six Things You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

October 19, 2015
The U.S. is expected to reach the debt ceiling in just 18 days, on November 3. And then the trouble starts.
Lindsay Koshgarian's picture

Congress: Stop Scaring Us

October 15, 2015
Tell Congress: Don't scare us - get to work! Increase the debt limit and #StopTheCuts by Halloween.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

Twitterstorm 10/21: Tell Congress to Get to Work and #StopTheCuts

October 14, 2015
Tell Congress real people are harmed when vital programs are cut. Join the #StopTheCuts twitterstorm Oct. 21, 2015 at 1pm ET.
Lecia Imbery's picture

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.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

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...
Chuck Marr's picture

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...
Renee Trudeau's picture

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.
Lecia Imbery's picture

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