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Big News! For the first time ever, thanks to the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, our nation will have a *limited*, nation-wide, paid sick days and paid family leave law in place during the COVID-19 crisis. The new law is a huge deal and we all helped make it happen. Thank you! But how will it work? Who's covered? How do you access the benefit? Scroll down for useful resources including a detailed fact sheet and handy infographic. Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of...
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Karen Showalter
Out-of-work moms and dads are trying to figure out what the heck they are going to do if their $600 per week boost in unemployment benefits expires at the end of the month while we’re still in a pandemic. The clock is ticking and we need YOU to take action! ***Send a quick letter to your local paper calling on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass key provisions in the House-passed HEROES Act and extend the $600 per week boost in unemployment benefits! (It’s easy. When you click here we’ll walk...
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Elyssa Schmier
As the world responds to an unprecedented crisis unfolding from the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are staying home with their children, caring for them with the hopes that they will stay healthy and safe. Yet right now, the Trump administration is forcing immigrant families in detention centers to face the perils of both separation AND exposure to this deadly disease . All children need to be healthy and secure with the people who love them. Click here to tell President Trump, Congress and...
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S. Nadia Hussain
When one’s child joins the military, a parent may worry about their loved one risking their life in active combat situations as part of their service. What no parent should fear is that their child serving their country could be harassed and killed at the hands of a fellow soldier. Sexual harassment in the US military must end! Demand Justice for Vanessa Guillen NOW! 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen joined the US Army in 2018 to serve our country as a private first class in the 3rd Cavalry Regiment...
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Xochitl Oseguera
My heart is hammering. After spending three months of the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing, one month centering a national rebellion that demands we finally end police violence and reimagining public safety, and July 4th weekend thinking about the rights and freedoms that each and every person in our nation deserves, I woke up this morning with the realization that we are just four months away from Election Day. JUST. FOUR. FAST. MONTHS. Every election is a bright new chance for our country...
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Gloria Pan
As the child of immigrants, I got to see the struggle firsthand. My parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in 1966. They had only the clothes on their backs, a bit of hard-earned money, dreams, and a lot of determination. Against all odds they persevered and ultimately succeeded. Their plight as immigrants in this country fueled my passion for activism. Strapped into a baby carrier, my daughter marched for women's rights and picketed with nurses for safe staffing. Quite literally, she...
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George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmed Arbaury. We hear their names and their stories -- along with a tragic list of countless other names -- in the news and on social media, and we know it’s not just adults hearing and discussing this moment in our nation’s history. Our children at every age and stage are hearing these stories, too. Some of us have been talking about race in this country with our kids since they were born; others of us aren’t sure where to begin. Wherever you are in your...
All policies addressing this pandemic should center the growing racial disparity in COVID-19 morbidity throughout each issue area. Shocking new data has emerged that show African Americans, Latinx, and Native American people are dying at rates markedly higher than white Americans. Our elected leaders must develop and implement health equity interventions across all components of coronavirus response legislation, collect national health outcomes data by race, and ensure that all new policies urgently address these racial and ethnic disparities.