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Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs

April 14, 2015
This week, the House will vote on a measure to repeal the estate tax, which would shower the wealthiest 0.2 percent of estates in the country with an average tax cut of $2.5 million. Meanwhile, the House has already passed a budget proposal that would convert the nation’s bedrock nutrition...
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Join us on Twitter April 9th for a #StopTheCuts Tweetchat and Tweetstorm

April 8, 2015
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1pm ET, national organizations will answer critical questions surrounding the budget and share ways to take action with #StopTheCuts.
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Head Smacker: Tax Cuts for Low-Income People are Better for the Economy, but Congressional Budgets Cut Them

April 6, 2015
Tax cuts for lower- and middle-income folks are more effective than tax cuts for the wealthy at spurring economic growth. Why won't Congress take note?
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Heather’s new health coverage gave her the courage to start her own salon

April 5, 2015
I dashed straight from a lap swim into Heather’s salon recently, sporting, what my husband calls, a fright wig. When I first got to know Heather, now 29, she was working at someone else's salon. Her unfailing ability to restore calm to my unruly locks has stood the test of many, many lap swims. In...
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Unions Are a Woman's Best Friend

April 2, 2015
With National Women’s History Month behind us now, it’s still important to celebrate the great strides women have made over the past decades. It is equally important to remember how many women workers still don’t have the basic necessities they need to support themselves and their families. The...
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Get Your Buns Covered

March 26, 2015
Mary first caught my eye as she strode down a busy thoroughfare in a flimsy hospital gown, with the sun glistening off (what looked like) her bare buttocks. "Uncovered” was the message on her sign. She and her friends, Seattle’s Raging Grannies , took to the streets that day, alongside thousands of...
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Blog Carnival: A Celebration of Women's History Month & Building an Intersectional Movement

March 26, 2015
In the spirit of Women's History Month and in honor of our foremothers whose shoulders we stand on, we hope you'll join us in celebrating their legacy, exploring the issues facing women and families today, and committing to being the best allies possible to one another and in all communities.
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The ACA at Five: Incredible Progress Already and More to Come

March 25, 2015
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has had tremendously positive implications for the health and economic security of women and families. Today, President Obama launched a new forum to help achieve the law's full promise.
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The 8 Head Smacker Budget

March 20, 2015
The House Budget Committee recently released its FY 2016 budget proposal . There were just too many Head Smackers in it to narrow it down to one, so we came up with eight. Below are slides highlighting the most Head Smacking parts of it. The Coalition on Human Needs' SAVE for All Campaign has four...
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Don't Leave Children Short

March 20, 2015
Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians will continue to give seniors the care they need is widely considered must-pass...
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