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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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MomsRising joins 80+ Groups in Call for KFC to Help Save Antibiotics!

January 28, 2016
Today MomsRising and more than 80 environmental, consumer, food, and other public interest groups publicly called on the executives of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to serve chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics. The focus on KFC marks the next step in a marketplace initiative driven...
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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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New Jersey Governor Rejects Bill to Limit Shackling of Pregnant Women in Prison

January 20, 2016
Women in New Jersey jails and prisons face yet another year without legislative protection from shackling during pregnancy and childbirth. The Governor chose not to sign the bill that landed on his desk the last day of the session. A spokesperson for Governor Chris Christie declined to comment on...
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Keeping Children Healthy, In School, and Learning

January 15, 2016
Brandon, a six-year-old in the Houston Independent School District, had two working parents until his father was laid off. Brandon lost his health insurance when his father lost his job. Brandon’s mother quickly scrambled to try to enroll her son who has asthma in new coverage, but met some...
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How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016?

January 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden lists among their greatest concerns for the coming year, “Find and stop outbreaks of drug-resistant organisms rapidly and protect antibiotics by greatly improving their rational use among both humans and feed animals."...
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Chicago prosecutor blocked justice for a year. Tell her to resign!

January 15, 2016
No child should fall victim to violence at the hands of those sworn to protect them. Last week, Chicago government officials finally released the graphic video of Police Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times . After a year of sitting on concrete video evidence...
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Play #SOTU BINGO online for the 2016 State of the Union Address!

January 12, 2016
Let's make watching the State of the Union fun! Play #SOTU BINGO with us to help track whether or not the issues of greatest concern to women, moms, and families are covered in the speech. And you can keep an eye out for those fun moments, too-- there are squares for jokes, for who's standing and...
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