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Three Ways to Raise Wages

December 10, 2014
For a lot of working people, this holiday season will be one of belt-tightening rather than shopping sprees. Let’s face it, our wages just aren’t keeping up the way they used to. Here’s a fact: Average income for the least rich 90% of us has been flat since the 1970s, although people are working...
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What Happens When Thousands Support a Brave Mom...

December 9, 2014
This holiday season, MomsRising is thankful for YOU because your overwhelming action to #StandWithPeggy created a powerful scene at the U.S. Supreme Court!
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Moms & Dads say "Our families need the EITC & Child Tax Credit!"

December 3, 2014
Moms and dads from around the country have shared their positive experiences with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit with MomsRising. Read these stories and learn how vital these two tax programs are to working families.
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Help stop Congress from choosing wealthy corporations over working families and our economy

December 2, 2014
Some members of Congress want to give tax breaks to wealthy corporations and not families?! Not on our watch! Write Congress today and tell them to support an extension to the current EITC and Child Tax Credit
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A Season of Scarcity or Abundance?

November 28, 2014
Here are some insights into the expectations that can cause stress this time of year and a proven way of improving your perspective during the holiday season. Cross posted from Flourish .
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Shopping Advice from a Black Friday Worker

November 26, 2014
This piece was written by Kelly D., a mom who supports her family as a retail worker. I don't judge you if you shop on Thanksgiving. Some people rely on the "deals" and are able to rock the loss-leaders so that they are able to buy gifts for those they love that they wouldn't be able to afford...

The EITC and Child Tax Credit has rescued these families!

November 26, 2014
The EITC and Child Tax Credit has helped lift millions of families out of poverty each year. As these stories from moms show, this is a vital program. Unfortunately, it is also at risk.
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President Obama Acts to Right Wrongs That Affront Our Ideals

November 24, 2014
I was at a rally in front of the White House on Friday organized by Casa de Maryland in which we chanted "We've got your back!" As a mom and grandma, I believe it's really important to support the President's actions to give temporary legal status to parents of citizen or legal resident children...
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Will Louisville Be Next to Raise the Minimum Wage?

November 24, 2014
This post, authored by Councilwoman Scott , originally appeared on . A minimum wage increase will help families gain economic security, ensuring minimum wage is no longer a poverty wage . is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty;...
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One of the Most Important Civil and Human Rights Battles of Our Time

November 24, 2014
This post, authored by Jonathan Rapping, originally appeared on . Mass incarceration and resulting criminal records undermine family economic security. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political...
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