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What the heck is the American Rescue Plan?
MomsRising and the #CareCantWait Coalition came together with U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and experts on April 8, 2021 to get you information on how to get the new benefits available due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Why? Polls are showing that the majority of people in our nation don’t know what’s in the American Rescue Plan for them -- and in order to achieve the goal of the ARP actually helping to decrease child poverty by 50%, people need to know about how to get...
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The moms of America urge leaders to immediately pass a comprehensive, robust COVID-relief package that centers the growing racial disparity in COVID-19 morbidity throughout each issue area and lifts families and our economy. Shocking data show Black, Latinx, and Native American people are dying at rates markedly higher than white Americans.
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We are moving full steam ahead to make sure our elected leaders pass universal childcare, paid leave for all, help for struggling families and working people, and create a fairer tax code for women, moms, families, and everyone impacted by structural racism. But all of that takes $$$. That’s why it’s a perfect time to make sure the wealthy and mega-corporations are paying their fair share! We need you to speak out and make your voice heard! ***SIGN OUR LETTER calling on President Biden and...
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Elyssa Schmier
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When I was 17, I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Twenty-two years later, I’m now facing End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and working to figure out how to balance my declining health while working full-time and being a single mom. I’m incredibly lucky to have flexible work hours and good health insurance—but most people with ESRD are not as fortunate. Quick signature: Tell Congress to pass legislation to expand health care coverage by moving forward the Jack Reynolds Memorial Medigap...
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President Biden and Vice President Harris
MomsRising members made over 230,000 constituent contacts with members of Congress in support of this bill. Why? Because as we know the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women and moms of color experiencing compounded health and economic harms due to structural racism. And we know the American Rescue Plan will be a tremendous help and also a powerful step toward the transformational, permanent, and universal change we all need to lift our economy, our businesses, and our families.
Use your outside voice for health care!
Exciting news! Under the new American Rescue Plan that passed in Congress last week, North Carolina can now expand health care coverage for low-income adults AND bring an estimated $1.7 billion to our state. This couldn’t have come at a better time, as this has been a long and difficult year without much good news—especially when it comes to our health. Quick action: Send a letter to your NC lawmakers asking them to expand health care coverage for low-income uninsured adults. What’s happening?...
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Felicia Burnett
MomRising's Mandate for America
The challenges facing women, and especially mothers and women of color, are more serious right now than they’ve been in years. The data is in and the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women of color experiencing compounded harms due to structural racism. The pandemic has turned the cracks in our systems into catastrophes, exposing just how much families, communities, and our economy depend on the work of women even though that work has long been, and continues to be, vastly undervalued.
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We’ll get right to it! This week’s 5Actions include ways to learn more about new benefits available to YOU and your family (including the new direct payments related to children in the Child Tax Credit) due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Act (ARP) at a special online event with Speaker Pelosi! Below, you’ll also find ways to make your voice heard as we work to stop gun violence, as well as ways to help build a care infrastructure that enables parents to work and creates good care...
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Sue Anne Reed
Being in the midst of a pandemic, I like to reflect back on my time as a young student on the campus of North Carolina State University. Only a few years ago, I was one of the 36,000+ students that would cross the bricks of the Brickyard, venture into the libraries on main & centennial campus, and ride along on the Wolfline. I have many fond memories and experiences from my time there and still find ways to come back to campus from time to time and see all the progress and changes. However...
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