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#5Actions of the Week: April 20, 2018

Posted April 20, 2018 by Karen Showalter

Happy Friday! We're back with our top #5Actions of the week, making it easy for you to quickly catch up on our most urgent campaigns. Today is the #NationalSchoolWalkOut, and students across the country are speaking out about the need for gun safety. Please join us in sending them a note of encouragement. It's also [...]

TAKE ACTION: Again, An AR-15

Posted April 24, 2018 by Gloria Pan

Take Action!In the early hours of Sunday morning, a man wearing nothing but a green jacket walked into a Waffle House in Antioch, TN, and shot four people to death, injuring another four. Our hearts ache for the victims’ families and for the Antioch community.  But we are also furious that once again a murderous person [...]

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Conference 2018 Recap

Posted April 23, 2018 by Nadia

From April 11-13, I, along with a few other MomRising staff, attended the Advancing Justice conference in Washington DC. The conference is run by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization dedicated to advocating for civil rights, providing legal services and education and building coalitions on behalf of the Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and [...]

The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more

Posted April 23, 2018 by Lecia Imbery

The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more. Click here for a PDF version. White House Wants to Take Back Some Just-Approved FY18 FundingDespite the fact that Congress finally passed [...]

Join Us For a Kids' Day of Action!

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jaclyn Kohleriter

In a political climate hostile to our most vulnerable populations, including children and their families, California has provided a beacon of light for sensible policy. Nonetheless, with an economy that ranks as the sixth largest in the world, California still has the second worst standard of living for children in the nation. We can, and [...]

Babies on the Senate Floor: "A Victory For All Working Parents"

Posted April 19, 2018 by MomsRising

U.S. Senator Duckworth already made history once this month by becoming the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth; and she has now done it again by successfully pushing for a change in the U.S. Senate rules that will allow children under the age of one to be brought onto the floor during votes. This [...]

Child Opportunity and Stability Starts at Home- with Fair Housing

Posted April 19, 2018 by Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, became law after passing Congress in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination. The Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. [...]

#FoodFri: SNAP and Current Threats in the Farm Bill

Posted April 17, 2018 by Diana Limongi

Tweetchat! SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, helps millions of low-income families have access to healthy food. The SNAP program is under attack in the proposed Farm Bill. We've got all the details on how this could impact millions of families across the United States at this week's #FoodFri chat! This Friday April 20th join [...]