September 3, 2015WIC is an incredibly successful nutrition and health assistance program for millions of pregnant women, moms, infants, and children. Here are just a few stories from the millions of families across the country that are boosted by WIC.
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August 25, 2015Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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August 5, 2015Congress wants to cut spending on programs that help low-income children and families. These 12 reasons show why we need more investments in these programs, not less.
July 27, 2015The new 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E Casey Foundation assesses child well-being in the states. See how your state ranks.
July 10, 2015Just over half of public school children are in families with near-poverty income levels that make them eligible for free or reduced lunch. See where your state stands and what you can do to help kids get nutritious meals during summer, too.
July 10, 2015Could 2015 be Congress’ Year of the Caregiver? At an AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving. The forum was attending...
July 2, 2015We had a GREAT meeting with MomsRising members and U.S. Senator Dean Heller's staff in Nevada to discuss working family tax issues, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)! Our members shared with Senator Heller's staff why these tax breaks help families make ends...
July 1, 2015After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision, we need to keep the healthcare victories rolling by bringing our powerful voices to Congress! Right now, negotiations over the federal budget are starting to heat up and some members of Congress are trying to quietly make major cuts to the critically important health coverage that Medicaid provides to kids, women, and families. We can’t let this happen!
June 26, 2015There are major Congressional budget negotiations and threats coming our way, especially targeting Medicaid and healthcare. Read our Q & A to learn more about what is happening!
June 24, 2015Help us make some noise that will be heard all the way on Capitol Hill by writing a Letter to the Editor that urges your members of Congress to boost military and working families by protecting and strengthening the EITC and Child Tax Credit!