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Here are 5 actions that you can take right now from wherever you are to keep the #WomensMarch going.

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Protect Access to Health Care & SNAP by Visiting Your Members of Congress

Posted May 26, 2017 by Casey Osborn-Hinman

It’s an emergency! Your voice is needed — and is powerful! Sign up to drop by your members of Congress' office(s) to drop off, or share, important materials on health care and SNAP (food stamps). We'll send you everything you need for a successful visit! Sign up here: #ProTips To Get Ready For Your Drop [...]

5 Urgent Actions for This Week!

Posted May 22, 2017 by Karen Showalter

It's GO TIME! We need all hands on deck! We’ve got to protect families in the national budget and push back against the disastrous American Health Care Act. It takes just a minute to have a big impact. So get YOUR week off to a great start, and take action on the important #5Actions below. [...]

10 Ways to Keep Spanish Alive in our Home

Posted May 26, 2017 by Natalia DuTeau

The moment they brought my baby girl to my arms, the only words that came out of my mouth where in Spanish. Since I married an English speaker, and realized we would be raising our family in a small town in North GA, I felt fear that my children would not be able to communicate [...]

Veto of Paid Sick Days Bill a ‘Betrayal of Maryland’s Working Families’

Posted May 25, 2017 by MomsRising

Governor Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act is a huge disappointment and a betrayal of Maryland’s working families, and of the legislators in both the state House and Senate who passed it.   Currently, 750,000 working people in Maryland do not have any paid sick days they can use to care for themselves or [...]

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Moms Group Applauds the Introduction of the Raise the Wage Act of 2017

Posted May 25, 2017 by MomsRising

Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 –  legislation that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage to $9.25 per hour, increasing the minimum wage gradually until it reaches $15 per hour by the [...]

MomsRising Reacts to Release of the CBO Score Of the American Health Care Act

Posted May 24, 2017 by MomsRising

Moments ago, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican health care plan that was passed by the US House of Representatives. According to the CBO scoring, an estimated 23 million more people would be uninsured under the House legislation than under current law by 2026.   Today’s Congressional Budget Office score reflects what we’ve known [...]

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8 Free Online Language Learning Resources

Posted May 24, 2017 by Bethany M. Edwards

I remember the first day of 7th Grade when I walked into my Spanish 1 class. We were given new names (Bethany was now Betania) and started the class by singing the Spanish alphabet. I was like Kindergarten all over again. When I was growing up, schools did not start offering language classes until at least [...]

Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since 2010

Posted May 24, 2017 by Lecia Imbery

Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the 167 programs tracked by CHN that assist low-income people, [...]

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