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#5Actions of the Week: April 20, 2018

Posted April 20, 2018 by Karen Showalter

Happy Friday! We're back with our top #5Actions of the week, making it easy for you to quickly catch up on our most urgent campaigns. Today is the #NationalSchoolWalkOut, and students across the country are speaking out about the need for gun safety. Please join us in sending them a note of encouragement. It's also [...]

Join Us For a Kids' Day of Action!

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jaclyn Kohleriter

In a political climate hostile to our most vulnerable populations, including children and their families, California has provided a beacon of light for sensible policy. Nonetheless, with an economy that ranks as the sixth largest in the world, California still has the second worst standard of living for children in the nation. We can, and [...]

Babies on the Senate Floor: "A Victory For All Working Parents"

Posted April 19, 2018 by MomsRising

U.S. Senator Duckworth already made history once this month by becoming the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth; and she has now done it again by successfully pushing for a change in the U.S. Senate rules that will allow children under the age of one to be brought onto the floor during votes. This [...]

Child Opportunity and Stability Starts at Home- with Fair Housing

Posted April 19, 2018 by Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, became law after passing Congress in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination. The Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. [...]

Any senator offended by Muslim-bashing will vote down Pompeo for secretary of state

Posted April 17, 2018 by Tasmiha Khan

As I carefully pulled into the parking lot of my local grocery store in broad daylight, somebody began to honk their car horn at me repeatedly. I caught a glimpse of an elderly white man in a dusty red Chevrolet pickup, looking disgusted, in my rearview mirror. I ignored it. But as I walked into [...]

#FoodFri: SNAP and Current Threats in the Farm Bill

Posted April 17, 2018 by Diana Limongi

Tweetchat! SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, helps millions of low-income families have access to healthy food. The SNAP program is under attack in the proposed Farm Bill. We've got all the details on how this could impact millions of families across the United States at this week's #FoodFri chat! This Friday April 20th join [...]

10 Things You Need to Know on Tax Day

Posted April 17, 2018 by Meg Wiehe

A Chart Book on the U.S. Tax System: Read the Chart Book in PDF   1.) Everyone pays taxes, including those who earn the least. Our collective federal, state, and local tax system includes income taxes, payroll taxes (Social Security, Medicare), property taxes, sales and other excise taxes. The total share of taxes (federal, state, and [...]

I'm a mom who says NO to slashing Medicaid!

Posted April 17, 2018 by Jamie Davis Smith

Tax day is a good time to revisit the many ways in which the GOP tax scam and Trump's policies will hurt families like mine. I delivered this speech on behalf of Little Lobbyists at a Tax March rally in February with Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional representatives and civil rights activists. My name [...]