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Talking to Elementary School Kids About Transgender Identity

Posted February 27, 2017 by Morra Aarons-Mele

Left to their own devices, most kids wouldn’t be bothered when a friend appears as a different gender than they used to be. Unfortunately, adults’ toxic attitudes about gender nonconformity can create real danger for transgender children. Amber Biggle’s nine year old son Max was born Gracie. I asked Amber how her son’s friends reacted [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

#FightBack!

Posted February 27, 2017 by Kristin

Radio!On the #RADIO show this week we cover the fight for healthcare and what you can do; how wins are happening at the state level, including on paid family/medical leave; the contributions of immigrant families to our nation; and the recent uptick in anti-semitism and bigotry and how to combat it.   *Special guests include:  [...]

Posted Under: radio

#Radio This Week: The Resistance Is Real

Posted February 24, 2017 by Kristin

Radio! On the radio show this week we talk about the economic impact of healthcare including that 1.2 million jobs will be lost if the ACA is repealed; hear from SiX about their week of action relating to state policies that boost families; get the inside scoop on the past, present, and future state of unions; and talk about [...]

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What my toddler son taught me about the travel ban

Posted February 24, 2017 by To-wen Tseng

I was in Taipei with family for Chinese New Year when President Donald Trump first announced the travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.   For days, concerned relatives and friends asked if the ban would affect us.   In one way, it doesn’t affect us—we are naturalized U.S. citizens.   But in [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Parenting and our Public Policies

Posted February 24, 2017 by Lina Acosta Sandaal

It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March.  I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience.  Today, I think about the energy and drive it [...]

The Human Needs Report: spending work, replacing the ACA, Trump's cabinet and more

Posted February 21, 2017 by Lecia Imbery

Congress is currently in its first recess of the year. The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what members tackled before the break, and what's waiting for them when they return on Feb. 27. Read on for articles on FY17 & FY18 budget and [...]

Top #5Actions To Take This Week!

Posted February 20, 2017 by Kristin

You’re making a big difference!  Last week, after more than 30,000 of you sent messages opposing Trump’s completely unqualified nominee for the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder, along with a wide spectrum of engagement activities from a growing movement…. Drum roll please… that nominee dropped out!  You did it!  Plus, you’re building significant momentum [...]

From My Heart To Yours #RevolutionaryLove

Posted February 10, 2017 by Tunu Thom

Then: Election Night November 8, 2016 I fell asleep. The votes were still being counted. At three in the morning, I could feel this weird buzzing in the air. My love was awake, the cell phone light illuminating his face. He looked like he had been reading for hours. With my voice still sounding like [...]