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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
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My Family Won't Wait

September 25, 2016
I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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MomsRising on Donald Trump’s Paid Family Leave & Child Care Proposals

September 13, 2016
This morning, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that it would roll out policy proposals aimed at reducing child care costs and providing new mothers with up to six weeks paid maternity leave . Right now, America’s families and economy are facing a crisis. So it’s good, but not surprising to see...
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Childhood violence and the Whac-A-Mole effect

September 6, 2016
Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence?
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How I talked to cities about early learning

September 1, 2016
I’ve been living in the District for a few short weeks and I’ve already hit the ground running by visiting with local mayors to talk about early learning! As part of MomsRising’s Strong Start for Strong Cities initiative, my colleague and I stopped by city offices in Maryland and Virginia to show...
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Declining TANF Child Care Funds Underscore Need for Major Child Care Investment

August 31, 2016
August marks the 20th anniversary of welfare reform , which created the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As part of welfare reform, Congress also made new investments in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) recognizing that low-income mothers need help...
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Care.com Finds that a Majority of Americans Want Subsidized Child Care

August 28, 2016
I remember the day I realized I couldn’t afford the day care center I wanted. They had baby yoga and a curriculum I coveted. But the annual cost would have crippled our family. “The annual cost is more than your take home pay,” my husband said looking at the center’s application. The more...
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Is Congress doing enough to invest in our littlest learners?

August 18, 2016
Do you care about ALL children receiving a quality, affordable early learning experience? Me too! So lets vote on it this November.
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The “Child Care Dance” and why we need reform

August 15, 2016
“We thought we were doing everything right,” said Jenny, a young mom and Fair Share supporter. “We thought we were so ahead of things, we had even started a college fund, but … no one told us what we needed was a child care savings fund!” While young parents like Jenny try to prepare for parenthood...
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