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#5Actions of the Week: May 27, 2018

Posted May 25, 2018 by Karen Showalter

We're back with our latest #5Actions list of our most important campaigns this week. One of our top actions this week is urging the U.S. Congress to protect SNAP (food stamps). A study found that over 1:4 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with food insecurity [1]. Shocking on this Memorial Day [...]

Posted Under: Food! gun safety immigration

Tell Facebook: Scrap the Messenger App for Kids!

Posted May 25, 2018 by Karen Showalter

Think your kids spend too much time on social media? You’re not alone. Many of with kids know how quickly devices and social media can consume their attention and energy. Scary right? So why is Facebook trying to lure young and younger kids onto its platform, with its new Messenger Kids app, Facebook's first app [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Strolling Thunder: It's time for NC to #ThinkBabies!

Posted May 24, 2018 by Beth

It’s time for North Carolina to #ThinkBabies! Each year on average 120,000 babies are born in our state, full of potential and possibilities. We know that what happens in the early years matters. Early experiences shape how a baby’s brain develops, laying the foundation for future learning, behavior and health.  This summer North Carolina is joining [...]

Posted Under: Realistic & Fair Wages

Help save 10,000 NC childcare subsidies!

Posted May 24, 2018 by Beth

Your voice is urgently needed to ensure over 10,000 NC children don’t lose a chance at high-quality early education! In the next forty-eight hours, NC lawmakers will be finalizing the state budget. In February, Congress passed an historic increase in federal funding that’s bringing $79 million in new money to our state to expand access [...]

My Remarks on the GOP Farm Bill and SNAP

Posted May 23, 2018 by Sandy Waters

Good afternoon and thank you for having me here to share my story. My name is Sandy Waters and I live here in Washington, DC. I know that imposing work requirements for SNAP beneficiaries would crush hardworking individuals and families – because that’s what would have happened to me. Watch Sandy tell her story-- and [...]

50+ Women’s Groups Send Open Letter to Congress: Create a Humane Immigration Process

Posted May 22, 2018 by MomsRising

The Honorable Mitch McConnellSenate Majority Leader317 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerSenate Minority Leader322 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Paul D. RyanSpeaker of the HouseH-232, United States CapitolWashington DC, 20515 The Honorable Nancy PelosiMinority LeaderH-204, United States CapitolWashington, DC 20515 Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan and [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Join Us to Say NO to Trump Calling Undocumented Immigrants "animals"

Posted May 17, 2018 by Khadija Gurnah

Donald Trump just said that undocumented immigrants “aren't people,” that they are “animals."  We didn't think it was possible, but things have just taken a turn for the worse. Enough is enough. This isn't just offensive. History shows this particular dehumanizing language can lead to genocide. Immigrants with and without papers are part of our [...]

Posted Under: immigration

SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

Posted May 14, 2018 by Deborah Lash

This is a guest post by Sharvonne Williams. As a child growing up in Harlem, I never realized that I was living in poverty. I didn’t know that the groceries my mom brought home were purchased with food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). My mom did a lot of things [...]