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Wow, You Did All THAT in 2015?!?
Together we achieved historic wins for families, from fair pay and paid sick days to affordable health coverage and gun safety.

Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.

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Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

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Demand Justice And Solutions For Flint! #FlintWaterCrisis

Posted February 2, 2016 by Dream Hampton

Take Action!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 [...]

A Muslim Mom's Visit Today with President Obama

Posted February 3, 2016 by Khadija Gurnah

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 moment to [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Wellness Wednesday Recap: The Flint Water Crisis

Posted January 27, 2016 by Sili Recio

By now you've probably heard the news. In April 2014, in an effort to cut costs, an emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder switched the Flint water supply from the Detroit water system to the Flint River. City workers then failed to take appropriate measure to ensure lead didn't leach from pipes into the water [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Bipartisan Idea to Lift Millions Out of Poverty

Posted January 22, 2016 by Debbie Weinstein

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 Congress that is often unable [...]

Fact of the Week: Roughly 25 Percent of Demand for Emergency Food and Shelter Went Unmet in U.S. Cities

Posted January 21, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

A survey of select cities across the U.S. showed that roughly a quarter of individuals and families who needed emergency food and shelter were turned away because of a lack of available resources. The Hunger and Homelessness Survey from the United States Conference of Mayors, released in late December, presented the results of the survey that covered 22 [...]

Authorize Dental Therapy: More kids shouldn’t go through what I suffered

Posted January 21, 2016 by Ashley Terry

Many children suffer from poverty and deal with problems daily and don’t speak up. They rely on other people’s voices to tell their story and I am here to bring up my voice and tell my story. In 2008, I was simply a 7-year-old little girl that should have been playing. I should not have [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

New Research Backs Up What Parents Already Know: Healthy School Meals Make Sense

Posted January 21, 2016 by Karen Showalter

As a mom, I know that healthy school meals make sense. They nourish our kids’ bodies and minds, enabling them to learn and engage throughout the school day.   And a new study from Healthy Eating Research conducted in middle and high schools in Washington State backs up my common-sense mom-logic, showing that the new [...]

Posted Under: Food!

RSVP: Family Playdate & Action for Paid Family Leave!

Posted January 19, 2016 by Sara Alcid

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Paid family leave is needed. And so are you!   Love for paid leave is in the air! Can you feel it? Washington, DC could be the next place to pass paid family and medical leave. Sixteen weeks of paid leave, to boot. In fact, we're closer than ever [...]