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#5Actions of the Week: May 19, 2018

Posted May 19, 2018 by Karen Showalter

This week, we find our hearts broken again, this time for the victims of the shooting at Santa Fe High School, their loved ones and their community. It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is catastrophic [...]

Posted Under: Food! gun safety immigration

America’s Leaders Must Face Catastrophe of 22 School Shootings and Take Action Now

Posted May 18, 2018 by MomsRising

It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is catastrophic and absolutely unacceptable. Our children deserve better than growing up in fear that they will be shot at the place they go to learn. Ten people were [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

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

The Human Needs Report: SNAP Cuts Defeated, Spending Cuts on Deck, Immigration and the Census, and More

Posted May 21, 2018 by Lecia Imbery

The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this WeekThe House [...]

MomsRising Celebrates Overcoming the Terrible-For-Families House Farm Bill

Posted May 18, 2018 by MomsRising

The moms of America can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Republican Farm Bill failed on the floor of the House of Representatives. The rejection of this bill is a victory for America’s families, because it includes callous, new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would take food assistance away [...]

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

Senate Net Neutrality Vote a Step Forward for Fairness, Free Speech, Consumers and Advocates

Posted May 16, 2018 by MomsRising

We commend every United States Senator who voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s changes to net neutrality rules today. This vote is an essential step forward for fairness, free speech, consumers and advocacy groups like MomsRising, which rely on a free Internet to fight for economic and social justice. The House of Representatives must [...]