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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
It would be great if President Trump could snap his figures and end the COVID-19 health and economic crisis on July 31st, but so far, his magical thinking doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. Arbitrary dates are exactly that: arbitrary. And some of the improvements Congress passed to Unemployment Insurance arbitrarily will end on July 31st unless immediate action is taken. America’s families need a real plan! ***SIGN OUR LETTER calling on Congress to take immediate action to ensure that our...
Tell the Senate: Tax cuts for working families, not millionaires!
Greetings. We hope your week has gone as well as possible, and you'll have some time to relax and recharge this weekend. We're sharing our latest list of top actions from the past week, featuring important items on taxes, healthcare, and SNAP. You can also sign up to mail postcards encouraging moms to vote, and to join a special #KeepMarching meeting focused on small-group dialogue. Scroll down to find out more, and please share this list with family and friends too. Together we are powerful!...
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Karen Showalter
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So many things feel uncertain right now, but one thing that feels very certain is the urgent need for everyone to vote in 2020. You, me, and all of our neighbors, near and far. Here’s the great news: MomsRising has a super easy, high-impact, and FREE way for YOU to help get out the vote while social distancing! >>> SIGN UP HERE to receive a FREE packet of 10 eye-catching voting reminder postcards to fill out! Our goal is to reach 1 million moms who don’t always vote and need some extra...
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Sara Alcid
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Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/28/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information. MomsRising was joined by experts from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) , National Employment Law Project (NELP ), Food Research and Action Council (FRAC) , and National Immigration Law Center (NILC) , for an online...
"My sister developed cervical cancer in 2007. She went months without telling anyone or getting it checked out because she and her husband had no health insurance. By the time she sought treatment, when her husband realized what was going on, it was rather large and she required extensive radiation 5 days per week for 6 weeks.
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Felicia Burnett
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With unemployment numbers reaching levels we haven’t seen since the Great Depression and lines for food banks wrapping around the block, it doesn’t seem like it’s too much to ask that funding for COVID-19 relief be targeted at those most in need, not the super wealthy. But the GOP always has a way to sneak in tax cuts for their super wealthy cronies and they did it again with the CARES Act! ***SIGN OUR LETTER NOW calling on Congress to repeal the #MillionairesGiveaway and instead pass working...
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Elyssa Schmier
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Tell your U.S. Senators: Pass the HEROES Act quickly! Right now is not the time for U.S. Senate to stall-- millions of Americans are faced with both financial and healthcare burdens and require immediate relief.
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At MomsRising we are hearing from families every day wondering how they are going to put food on the table: “I am a mother of two and I am expecting my third. My oldest child is nine and she receives free breakfast and lunch at school. Our family lives from paycheck to paycheck and therefore forcing us to spend more money on food impacts our ability to pay additional bills. My infant child also receives free meals and formula at his daycare and while his daycare has not officially closed as of...
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Elyssa Schmier