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5 more days - #NH posting from #FITN central

February 4, 2016
Only 5 more days! New Hampshire is crazier than ever. I thought that we would get some clarity after the Iowa Caucuses, but if anything the path ahead is only murkier. With so few days and remaining I wish I could offer a great nugget of wisdom or some sharp insight into what Granite Staters will...
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A Muslim Mom's Visit Today with President Obama

February 3, 2016
Today I was very honored to be one of the participants at a roundtable discussion today with President Obama when he visited a Baltimore-area mosque. It was a historic moment as it was the first time in his presidency to visit a mosque in the United States. It was also a personally significant...
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Demand Justice And Solutions For Flint! #FlintWaterCrisis

February 2, 2016
As parents, we do all we can to keep our kids healthy. And we rely on our government to make sure we have access to essentials like clean water. That shouldn't change depending on what color we are, our income level, or where we live. That's why we're beyond mad about the lead contamination of...
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Budget Season Begins: What to Watch For

February 1, 2016
Less than two months after FY16 appropriations were wrapped up in December, Congress and the Obama Administration are already working on FY17 budgets. President Obama is technically required to submit his budget proposal to Congress by the first Monday of February, but that timeline has slipped to March or April in past years. This year, President Obama is scheduled to release his requested FY17 budget – the last budget of his Administration – on February 9, formally kicking off the new budget season.
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The Obama Administration Takes Steps to Reduce Child Hunger

January 29, 2016
Clint Mitchell is an elementary school principal in Prince William County, Virginia. He doesn’t like to test students at the end of the month. Why? Because their families are running out of food by then – their SNAP benefits don’t last the whole month. I heard him at a White House Conversation on...
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MomsRising joins 80+ Groups in Call for KFC to Help Save Antibiotics!

January 28, 2016
Today MomsRising and more than 80 environmental, consumer, food, and other public interest groups publicly called on the executives of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to serve chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics. The focus on KFC marks the next step in a marketplace initiative driven...
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Bipartisan Idea to Lift Millions Out of Poverty

January 22, 2016
President Obama in his State of the Union address called us to a better politics, and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) likewise called for us to resist the temptation to “follow the siren call of the angriest voices.” Such remarks should bring glimmers of hope to voters frustrated by a hyper-partisan...
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Fact of the Week: Roughly 25 Percent of Demand for Emergency Food and Shelter Went Unmet in U.S. Cities

January 21, 2016
A quarter of individuals and families who needed emergency food and shelter last year in certain U.S. were turned away because of a lack of resources. We need to do better.
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New Jersey Governor Rejects Bill to Limit Shackling of Pregnant Women in Prison

January 20, 2016
Women in New Jersey jails and prisons face yet another year without legislative protection from shackling during pregnancy and childbirth. The Governor chose not to sign the bill that landed on his desk the last day of the session. A spokesperson for Governor Chris Christie declined to comment on...
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Keeping Children Healthy, In School, and Learning

January 15, 2016
Brandon, a six-year-old in the Houston Independent School District, had two working parents until his father was laid off. Brandon lost his health insurance when his father lost his job. Brandon’s mother quickly scrambled to try to enroll her son who has asthma in new coverage, but met some...
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