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Mitch McConnell wrong again
It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of July. While we are gearing up for the elections in less than 100 days, we have some critical actions for you to take this week -- primarily related to COVID-19 relief. We need your help to urge Congress to extend unemployment insurance, protect the CDC and make sure women and families and are protected in any relief package. Please scroll down to find urgent actions on all these issues below. 1. SIGN our letter rejecting Mitch McConnell's weak COVID-...
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Sue Anne Reed
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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
MomsRising collects stories from our members all across the U.S. about how health policies are impacting families. Here is a powerful story about the need to make sure everyone has access to quality, affordable health care from a MomsRising volunteer in Georgia: ---- My 15-year-old son Joe is a wonderful, charming kid who can light up a room. He also struggles with behavioral and mental health challenges and adds academic challenges. As his mom, making sure he has everything he needs to thrive...
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Felicia Burnett
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Once again Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is low-balling American families, failing to recognize the scope and impact of this pandemic, and not giving workers or our economy what we really need. We need Congress to pass a strong, bold, comprehensive COVID-relief package immediately so struggling families and our economy can begin to recover from this pandemic. We don’t need what Mitch is offering up: more tax cuts for already wealthy corporations! ***SIGN OUR PETITION NOW telling...
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Elyssa Schmier
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The 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, November 3rd is just a few months away! So many things feel uncertain and uneasy right now, but one thing that feels very certain is the urgent need for everyone to vote in 2020. You, me, and all of our neighbors, near and far. *Here’s the good news: MomsRising has a super easy, high-impact, and FREE way for YOU to help get out the vote while social distancing! >>> SIGN UP HERE to receive a FREE packet of 10 (or more) eye-catching voting...
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Sara Alcid
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“Trying to find childcare during the pandemic is almost impossible. I am a caregiver for a 20-month-old and right now he has to bounce from one house to another for childcare. This isn't safe for him or me. I am one of the people that is high risk, but I have to do this due to my child care being closed. I fear that it may not open up any time soon. ” All around the country, moms like Yvonne are sharing their struggles with childcare as they try to deal with the far-reaching impacts of COVID 19...
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S. Nadia Hussain
It’s National Breastfeeding Month and I am ready to take a moment, breathe, celebrate and advocate. Normally, when August rolls around I am ready to celebrate! Celebrate the breastfeeding journeys that mothers and babies embark upon every single day. Each milestone (no matter the length) deserves to be celebrated, but living in the middle of a global pandemic is challenging to say the least so first, I am going to take a moment...I am going to breathe…. *deep breath* Now let’s celebrate! Let’s...
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Tina Sherman
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Today is a critical day for action for people who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19! It is only 10 days before the $600 per week expanded unemployment insurance benefits expire (and 72 hours until states start sending out letters to millions of unemployed workers telling them their benefits will be reduced or cut all together) . **This is why we need YOU to take one very important action today: Call your U.S. Senators and tell them to extend unemployment insurance NOW! Text “ExtendUI” to...
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Elyssa Schmier
CBPP recently partnered with LIFT, a human service organization that works in underserved communities of color in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C., to examine the pandemic’s impact on families with children with very low incomes and limited savings living in neighborhoods hard hit by the pandemic. We asked LIFT’s CEO, Michelle Rhone-Collins, what LIFT has learned and how it adjusted its work to respond to families’ needs. Q: Please tell me a little about the families...
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LaDonna Pavetti