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Tax season is upon us! If you’re anything like me you’re scrambling to get your tax return paperwork together and have high hopes to submit everything well before the April 15th deadline (but more likely than not will end up at the post office the day before mailing everything in this year again). And if you’re anything like the people on Twitter venting their anger over the Trump-GOP Tax Plan that passed in 2017 using #TaxScamStories, you know that the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act isn’t...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
Democracy is at stake! No time to lose! We are less than two months into 2019, and already so much has happened (can you say “fake national emergency”?) - we need to talk about it! We appreciate your support and hard work so much, and we need to support you, too, by working with you closely and keeping you in the loop about all that MomsRising’s up to! Will you join us for our February #KeepMarching meeting on Thursday, February 28th, at 8PM ET/5PM PT to learn about our fight for democracy?...
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Gloria Pan
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Ugh. President Trump has manufactured a crisis and is now moving forward with an undemocratic power grab because Congress and the American public refuse to indulge his tantrums. To this we say: No way. And we need your help in 3 fast ways below to stop this (It’ll only take you a minute to make a big impact). Why? We know we can do better, be better, protect our democracy, be greater than the fear Trump’s spreading, and not give in to Trump’s tantrums. In fact, we know from years of...
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Felicia Burnett
The Trump Shutdown is over, but some of its consequences are still playing out. Millions of SNAP recipients will face very real food shortages later this month and next — due to the shutdown itself as well as the underlying inadequacy of the SNAP program (more about this later). First, some background is in order. In a well-intentioned move, USDA moved aggressively to make sure February SNAP benefits were distributed despite the government shutdown. They did this by authorizing states (which...
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David Elliot
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We have a brand new radio show this week in which we cover how to help stop the fake national emergency; why (and how) we need to address the childcare and Pre-K crisis in our nation; how you can help one fair wage move forward so tipped workers aren’t stuck earning only $2.13 per hour; and we'll cover how the Paycheck Fairness Act is finally moving forward! *Special guests include: Felicia Burnett, MomsRising, @MomsRising @FeliciaBurnettt Marquita Davis, Gates Foundation, @gatesfoundation Saru...
By Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) If there’s one thing that voters across the country have made very clear, it’s that they want big, bold solutions to the serious challenges facing them and their families. While the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations are cashing the checks from their latest Republican tax cut, middle class Americans and working families are sitting around their kitchen tables wondering when their government will start...
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U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Greetings! It's been a really big week. Most urgently right now : we're pushing back against Trump's declaration of a national emergency, and need your help to call members of Congress (see below for more info). This week also marked the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and we're urging legislators to finally pass universal background checks. Scroll down for more information on both, and for urgent actions on immigration and paid family leave, too. MomsRising staff and members have...
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A person with shoulder length blond hair and a blue jacket sits before a House committee, providing witness testimony on the need for equal pay for equal work.]
This is the testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO/Executive Director and Co-Founder of MomsRising, given today before the U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, for the Joint Subcommittee Hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7): Equal Pay for Equal Work. Thank you, Chairs Suzanne Bonamici and Alma Adams, thank you also ranking Members James Comer and Bradley Byrne, as well as members of...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
In 2012, I helped organized the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community to build support for our LGBT members and marriage equality in Washington State. The messaging for that campaign was tailored for the (API) community, where love for family was emphasized over individual romantic love. This is because in many of our cultures, our identities are rooted in our membership to our communities and in our families--sometimes more than as individuals. Recently, I was particularly moved when Sandra...
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Seayoung Yim