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Hey Congress: Opioid Abuse is Still an Emergency

April 1, 2016
More Americans die every year from drug overdoses than they do in car crashes. That’s one of the reasons President Obama was in Atlanta this Tuesday speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, the largest national collaboration of local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, treatment providers, counselors and advocates impacted by prescription drug abuse and heroin use.
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Flint and Beyond

March 31, 2016
Members of Congress like to talk about securing the future for our children and grandchildren. Instead, Congress has foreclosed opportunity for many thousands of children because of its irresponsible failure to protect them from lead poison. Congress needs to come back and ensure that all children now threatened by such toxic inaction have the protection and services they need.
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What Happens When We Count Care In?

March 28, 2016
Counting Care In - a free webinar on April 14 about valuing care and raising women's status.
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Wage Inequality Grew in 2015 - for the 35th Year in a Row

March 25, 2016
A new report confirms what many Americans feel every day: the wage gap between the top and everyone else continued to grow. To ensure a rising tide indeed lifts all boats, we need to raise the minimum wage, eliminate the gender wage gap, and expand overtime protections.
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Five Reasons to Support the People's Budget

March 21, 2016
President Obama’s got a handful of great ideas in his budget proposal: free community college, universal preschool, and more. But he still proposes to spend more than half of our federal discretionary budget on the Pentagon and military – and only a small fraction of that actually goes to our...
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Congress Insists on Cuts to Offset Emergencies and Food for Children but not for Corporate Tax Breaks

March 18, 2016
The same members of Congress who pushed for corporate tax breaks without offsets are now the ones calling for cuts to low-income programs to reduce the debt.
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Why I Cannot Stop Thinking about Flint, and Neither Should You

March 18, 2016
I had to have a plumber fix a few leaky faucets at my house today and he needed to shut off the water for two hours. I had time to prepare and made sure I wouldn’t need to use any water. The crisis in Flint, Michigan has been on my mind for months. But today, during the meager two hours when I used...
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What could we do with $695 billion?

March 11, 2016
Imagine what our country could do with an additional $695 billion. Imagine the number of schools we could build. The number of teachers we could hire (and the decent salaries we could pay!) The number of child care and early childhood education slots we could fill. Imagine how we could combat...
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America, I Am You

March 11, 2016
“I am an insider serving a life and 20 year sentence at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. Twenty-six years ago I was rendered infamous by the State of Tennessee through a judicial process of ‘thingafication,’ replacing my identity with a capitalistic signature, 133881. Since then, at 19 years...
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Life as a Parent with an Unstable Work Schedule

March 10, 2016
Google family calendar. Outlook work calendar. The calendar app that syncs my electronic calendars on my phone. My 2016 annual planner. The calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. These are the tools that I use every day (in the attempt) to keep my schedule organized. As a full-time working mother...
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