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America, I Am You

March 11, 2016
“I am an insider serving a life and 20 year sentence at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. Twenty-six years ago I was rendered infamous by the State of Tennessee through a judicial process of ‘thingafication,’ replacing my identity with a capitalistic signature, 133881. Since then, at 19 years...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

Life as a Parent with an Unstable Work Schedule

March 10, 2016
Google family calendar. Outlook work calendar. The calendar app that syncs my electronic calendars on my phone. My 2016 annual planner. The calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. These are the tools that I use every day (in the attempt) to keep my schedule organized. As a full-time working mother...
Mary Kay Devine's picture

Slow Response to the Flint, MI Lead Poisoning Emergency

March 8, 2016
Negotiations in the Senate over funding to help Flint, MI have produced a bill with a bipartisan list of 10 cosponsors, and it contains a cut to pay for the Flint relief. Yet its prospects are still uncertain.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

House GOP Budget Delayed by Disagreements over Spending Cuts

March 8, 2016
Disagreements among House Republicans over their FY17 budget proposal caused House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) to postpone a committee meeting originally set for February 25 where the proposal would have been unveiled.
Lecia Imbery's picture

Will We Remember Flint?

March 7, 2016
Rachel Mingo has 11 reasons to be concerned about the lead poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan.
Lecia Imbery's picture

SENATE MUST ACT TO HELP FLINT RESIDENTS

March 4, 2016
Flint is experiencing a disaster and needs relief urgently. Senators should act now to stop the suffering and speed the process of repair.
Lecia Imbery's picture

It's finally North Carolina's turn!

March 3, 2016
We’ve watched as the presidential primary election has rolled across the nation, and now it’s finally North Carolina's turn! Early voting starts today (March 3) here in North Carolina, and MomsRising wants to make sure you’re ready with all you need to know. Voting Information: Voting dates: You...
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Bringing your voice to Capitol Hill: Calling on Congress to end mass incarceration now!

March 1, 2016
A few weeks ago, we asked our members to join with MomsRising and Alicia Keys to sign our open letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of Congress, asking them to take action to end mass incarceration in America now—and over 13,500 of you did! Today, I delivered your signatures to each of the...
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Since 2010, Human Needs Programs Suffer Congress' Budget Ax

March 1, 2016
A Coalition on Human Needs analysis released this week shows that over the past six years, dating back to fiscal year 2010, funding for many of our country’s most important priorities has shrunk. We need Congress to recognize that an investment in people is an investment in our economy, which would benefit everyone. We are seeing the harm now from years of cuts. It is time to rebuild.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

Fact of the Week: 85 Percent of Critical Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since 2010

February 24, 2016
Out of the more than 160 programs tracked by the Coalition on Human Needs that assist low-income people, 139 saw funding cuts from FY2010 through FY2016. Only 25 programs actually received an increase in funding over this time.
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