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Since 2010, Human Needs Programs Suffer Congress' Budget Ax

March 1, 2016
A Coalition on Human Needs analysis released this week shows that over the past six years, dating back to fiscal year 2010, funding for many of our country’s most important priorities has shrunk. We need Congress to recognize that an investment in people is an investment in our economy, which would benefit everyone. We are seeing the harm now from years of cuts. It is time to rebuild.
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Fact of the Week: 85 Percent of Critical Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since 2010

February 24, 2016
Out of the more than 160 programs tracked by the Coalition on Human Needs that assist low-income people, 139 saw funding cuts from FY2010 through FY2016. Only 25 programs actually received an increase in funding over this time.
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How One NBA All-Star is Helping Teens Drink Water, Not Soda

February 22, 2016
Last December , the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, made an impressive move. But it wasn’t a dramatic three-pointer on the basketball court. Curry signed a three-year endorsement deal with Brita, the water filtration system, instead of Coke or Pepsi. "Drinking water is essential to a...
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#Radio This Week: Get in #Formation!

February 16, 2016
The radio show this week covers Beyonce, #BlackLivesMatter, and what pop culture does/doesn't do to move us forward; hears the inside scoop on the Presidential election from the Granite State; discusses the power of humor, red pumps and of using pop culture for change; and finds out why people are...
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Kids in Florida need recess. Sign on now!

February 11, 2016
No recess?! No way. It’s sad, but true—right now some Florida children in elementary school are going through the entire school day without recess ! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends recess as a “necessary break in the day for optimizing a child’s social, emotional, physical, and...
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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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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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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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A Muslim Mom's Visit Today with President Obama

February 3, 2016
Today I was very honored to be one of the participants at a roundtable discussion today with President Obama when he visited a Baltimore-area mosque. It was a historic moment as it was the first time in his presidency to visit a mosque in the United States. It was also a personally significant...
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Demand Justice And Solutions For Flint! #FlintWaterCrisis

February 2, 2016
As parents, we do all we can to keep our kids healthy. And we rely on our government to make sure we have access to essentials like clean water. That shouldn't change depending on what color we are, our income level, or where we live. That's why we're beyond mad about the lead contamination of...
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