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The holidays are upon us, and many of us are getting creative and practicing flexibility to connect from a distance with family in new ways because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic hasn’t just challenged the way we celebrate; it’s also turned up the pressure on families whose health and paychecks have been devastated by the pandemic and who need relief NOW. You can make a real difference with the actions below. From sharing your own COVID-19 stories, to writing letters to the editor...
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Anita Sarah Jackson
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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
We have an all new podcast this week! On this episode of Breaking Through we cover what’s happening with vote counts in battleground states including Pennsylvania; the powerful organizing by Black Voters Matter to get out the vote and move policy forward; the incredible impact of #LatinxVotan and the latest on what's happening with jobs and unemployment insurance in America. This weeks's special guests include: Dr. Lara Putnam, professor at the University of Pittsburgh ( @PittTweet) , Brittany...
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Amber Dorsey
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Does your family have a health care story ? Personal experiences are powerful and can make a HUGE difference in helping elected leaders and our communities understand the REAL impact of health care policies on families . READ FAMILIES' STORIES : Prescription drug prices are continuing to rise and many families are struggling to afford life-saving medications. In these pages , you will find stories from families across the country that demonstrate the need to lower prescription drug prices:...
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Tasmiha Khan
Over the years we have all witnessed countless numbers of Black people killed at the hands of the police. Black people whose communities experience excessive policing and rampant police terror are too often left grappling with the devastating and traumatic impacts of having to see or hear about these killings, and never seeing the officers responsible for these murders held accountable. An important piece of the conversation about the role police play in our lives is the role they play in the...
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Beatriz Beckford
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and with it, a threat to the 10 million kids covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Thankfully — there are steps that we can take *right now* to protect children’s health. Children’s advocates have been reaching out to Congress asking them to stop playing political games with kids' health and... we have an exciting opportunity for you to help protect children’s health too. (Yes,...
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Felicia Burnett
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In a year turned upside down, the holiday song that goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” feels wrong, almost horrifying. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and hospital beds continue to fill , we’re doing our part to slow the spread of the virus and keep ourselves, our families, and our communities as safe as possible. We’ll still honor some family holiday traditions-- pulling out our favorite fluffy blankets, making my special hot chocolate, watching A Charlie Brown Christmas and...
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Anita Sarah Jackson
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“Moms were a powerful force in this election. Moms across the country mobilized their families, their friends, and their communities to vote, overcoming many obstacles to voting during a pandemic and resulting in historic voter turnout this year. The huge voter turnout makes our country stronger. This is how democracy is supposed to work. “We expect that this was a historic turnout among women voters, especially Black and Brown women whose leadership in our movement, communities, and across the...
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MomsRising collects stories from our members all across the U.S. about how health care 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, Mark, in Pennsylvania: Screen Shot 2020-11-17 at 2.50.18 PM.png Does your family have a health care story? Personal experiences are powerful and can make a HUGE difference in helping elected leaders and others understand how health care...
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Jessica Burroughs