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Imagine this...It’s late on November 3, 2020. You are glued to the TV watching the election results come in and the candidates for President are neck and neck. Suddenly, there is a news flash – reports are coming in that another country has hacked our elections and no one can verify the results. Want to avoid this nightmare? Today is a national call-in day for election security — and our success depends on people like you taking a minute to let your U.S. Senators know you want them to take...
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Tasmiha Khan
As Americans, there are certain things that bind us all together regardless of origin, gender, or political affiliation. A love of country, democracy, and a tireless pursuit of equity, justice, and humanity, serve as a unifying force for Latinos and all Americans. These ideals serve as the bedrock of our nation, along with our longstanding history as a nation of immigrants. Today, we celebrate these values as part of Citizenship Day, something near and dear to my heart, having helped my own...
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Lizette Escobedo
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After years of stalemate in the NC General Assembly, lawmakers will FINALLY vote on a bill to expand health care coverage to low-income, uninsured adults! That’s right, the NC House is voting this week on H655, the NC Health Care for Working Families Act . Quick Signature: Send a letter to tell NC lawmakers to close the health care gap and expand Medicaid! Across the nation and here in North Carolina, health care is consistently at the top of the list when it comes to issues voters care about...
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Felicia Burnett
Good news, folks: You can cross off pencils and paper from your back-to-school shopping list . School-issued laptops and tablets are steadily replacing workbooks and practice packets. Yes, it's exciting: a shiny new device kids get all to themselves; software that adapts to their level; and a much-reduced chance of mysteriously missing homework . But you may have mixed feelings -- and lots of questions -- about managing the device in your home (which probably already has a bunch of screens)...
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Caroline Knorr
Happy Friday. We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, featuring timely and important calls-to-action around immigration, taxes, gun safety, and more. Scroll down for an exciting photo of our team at the debate in Houston last night, too! As always, sharing this list with family and friends doubles your impact. Fact: Together we are unstoppable. Here's the list => 1. Tell Congress: Stop funding Trump's hateful immigration policies! BACKGROUND: Our nation’s budgets...
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Karen Showalter
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Markisha in New York about how the Child Tax Credit helps her family! Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog . As a stay-at-home mom of two young children, our family is on a tight budget. I am an avid couponer and we work hard to lower our expenses. We never take vacations, unless it's to attend a major family event which may happen once every few years or so. We live for our...
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Abbie Gately
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to MacKenzie in New Hampshire about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Child Tax Credit (CTC) help her family! Read her story below. MacKenzie also recently wrote an op-ed. You can read it here . To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog . My husband and I just bought a house in Nottingham with our 6-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. We had my son just as we were getting out of college and starting our...
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Abbie Gately
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Cori in Washington about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps her family! Read her story below. Cori was also recently wrote an op-ed in the Olympia’s Works in Progress. Read it here . To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog . We are a single-income family; my husband works and I’m a stay at home mom, because we can’t afford childcare. It would be like $1000/month to put...
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Abbie Gately
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We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.