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Tell the super committee: Protect investments in America's children

November 17, 2011
“Think of the debt we’re leaving the next generation,” deficit hawks will often remark. Yet sometimes the cuts they propose are our most important investments in the next generation. We need to make sure that when we balance the budget, we're not leaving behind a different kind of a debt: a human...
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It's time for America's 99 percent to weigh in!

November 16, 2011
You've got to give them credit. They've got a lot of nerve. Unbelievably, details are surfacing about a plan proposed by Senator Toomey (R-PA) and some of his colleagues on the Congressional “Super Committee” that would actually REDUCE tax rates for millionaires while cutting essential services for...
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Too Small to Fail

November 9, 2011
Parents are accompanying their children to public protests taking place around the nation. Children are welcome there. Oh were it so in every area of public life. Children are welcomed as important members of the community with child safe zones, play areas, and in one case, even a stroller brigade...
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Survey Shows Sexual Harassment in School Is All Too Common

November 8, 2011
By Ariela Migdal, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project According to a new study , sexual harassment, including unwanted sexual touching and sexual coercion as well as milder behaviors, is a regular feature of going to school for a significant number of American middle- and high-school...
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Why It’s Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

November 7, 2011
When I was about three years old, I observed something that formed one of my earliest memories. Sitting outside of my mother’s family home in Calcutta at twilight, I saw a man on the street walking very fast with a toddler in his arms. I think it was a boy. A few steps behind them was a woman,...
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Help Moms Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson Say No to Nukes

November 2, 2011
Last week, I shared my passion for a world without nuclear weapons with you. It's truly heartening to know that other mothers also care deeply about not trading our children's futures for nuclear weapons. So today I'm sharing this video . Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts and former CIA operative...

DIAPER Act- Practical Help for Families

November 1, 2011
Cross posted on Help A Mother Out titled New Haven: Precious Little People Diapers, diapers, diapers. Is my baby crying because his diaper is full? Are the diapers the right size? Do the diapers need washing? Do I have enough diapers to see my child through the day? Of course, I have a four-week-...

Same Gender Education a Gimmick

October 31, 2011
By Ronald E. Jackson, Executive Director, Citizens for Better Schools Here in Alabama and across the South, our public schools — and the children who attend them — are under continuous assault. Cuts in state funding, school closings and increases in school and class sizes are just some of the ways...
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How Much Do We Really Care for Children?

October 30, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Last week’s policy briefings included one on the state of early education and child care programs in the U.S. The number of spots available across the country is nowhere near the number of...
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Halloween Costumes and Costume Helpers Round-Up

October 26, 2011
(This blog is a part of the MomsRising Early Learning Halloween Campaign. Budget numbers are flying around like bats on Halloween night right now--and we need to make sure Congress understands how important early childhood education is in their budgets. Visit our Congressional-Halloween-Costume-...