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Join Alicia Keys and MomsRising to End Mass Incarceration

February 10, 2016
“I have seen the devastating impact that incarceration has had on families. For the women and children left behind, it can deepen poverty and hopelessness.” ~Alicia Keys This devastation can’t be ignored. The U.S. has a higher incarceration rate than any other nation in the world. Two-thirds of the...
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Let's Make 2016 a MOMentous Year for Pennsylvania Families

February 9, 2016
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality...
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Taking my boy on the STUMP in NH #FITN

February 9, 2016
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention every four...
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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

February 8, 2016
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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5 more days - #NH posting from #FITN central

February 4, 2016
Only 5 more days! New Hampshire is crazier than ever. I thought that we would get some clarity after the Iowa Caucuses, but if anything the path ahead is only murkier. With so few days and remaining I wish I could offer a great nugget of wisdom or some sharp insight into what Granite Staters will...
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Budget Season Begins: What to Watch For

February 1, 2016
Less than two months after FY16 appropriations were wrapped up in December, Congress and the Obama Administration are already working on FY17 budgets. President Obama is technically required to submit his budget proposal to Congress by the first Monday of February, but that timeline has slipped to March or April in past years. This year, President Obama is scheduled to release his requested FY17 budget – the last budget of his Administration – on February 9, formally kicking off the new budget season.
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The Obama Administration Takes Steps to Reduce Child Hunger

January 29, 2016
Clint Mitchell is an elementary school principal in Prince William County, Virginia. He doesn’t like to test students at the end of the month. Why? Because their families are running out of food by then – their SNAP benefits don’t last the whole month. I heard him at a White House Conversation on...
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No Working Woman Should Have to Wait Decades to Receive Equal Pay

January 29, 2016
It took Lilly Ledbetter over two decades to discover her wages were being docked at work because of her gender. Even then, Lilly only discovered she wasn’t being paid equally thanks to an anonymous note slipped to her by a well-intentioned co-worker. As we celebrate the seventh anniversary of the...
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Bipartisan Idea to Lift Millions Out of Poverty

January 22, 2016
President Obama in his State of the Union address called us to a better politics, and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) likewise called for us to resist the temptation to “follow the siren call of the angriest voices.” Such remarks should bring glimmers of hope to voters frustrated by a hyper-partisan...
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Fact of the Week: Roughly 25 Percent of Demand for Emergency Food and Shelter Went Unmet in U.S. Cities

January 21, 2016
A quarter of individuals and families who needed emergency food and shelter last year in certain U.S. were turned away because of a lack of resources. We need to do better.
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