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Online Event: How to Get Cash from Child Tax Credit with America Ferrara and Alyssa Milano
The biggest direct cash investment in families since the Great Depression is happening RIGHT NOW, but 59 percent of American women don't know about it! America Ferrera, Alyssa Milano and some very cute kids are looking to change that. The American Rescue Plan (ARP), which was just passed by Congress, includes up to $3,600 per kid 0-5 and $3,000 per kid 6-17 per year that can go directly into bank accounts. Watch a special video to find out how to get this cash for your family . White House...
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Kerri Karvetski
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Tax Day is this Monday (May 17th). I know… it really crept up on me too! This is the perfect opportunity for us to spread the word about our values, our concerns, and what our families really, truly need: a tax code that supports families, women, and communities of color, NOT the super wealthy and mega-corporations who have profited off of this pandemic. ***Take action this Tax Day! Send a letter to the editor today (so it’s published in time for Tax Day) to your local paper outlining the types...
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Elyssa Schmier
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We have GREAT NEWS! The Biden Administration recently announced the launch of Vaccines.gov which is a central place where people all across the country can look to find where to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Also, as soon as this Thursday, children ages 12-15 are expected to be able to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. While the fact that an effective vaccine is now widely available is huge news and cause for celebration, parents and families also have a lot of important questions about...
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Felicia Burnett
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What went on in the MomsRising community last week? Lots! Take a look at the new and notable for the week ending Saturday, May 8, 2021. ACTION OF THE WEEK: Tell Congress to Lower Drug Prices Americans should not pay three times more for medicines than people in other countries do. There are solutions and our government can fix this. QUICK SIGNATURE: Urge your Members of Congress to Lower Prescription Drug Prices woman-medical-bills FACEBOOK: Mother's Day Video When we come together, we are...
This Mother’s Day weekend, we are inviting YOU to join us in taking ACTION to get Congress moving toward real change in honor of all the moms and caregivers who have moved mountains over the past 14 months of the pandemic (and way before that too). It’s time for our nation to finally build a care infrastructure that lasts long after the flowers of Mother’s Day wilt. We are so thankful for all the work you’ve done to raise this issue and so many others. Now, with the American Families & Jobs...
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S. Nadia Hussain
The March 16 Atlanta mass shooting killed 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian American descent. That was followed by the Indianapolis shooting in April, where 4 of the 8 victims were members of the Sikh community. These recent shootings happened in the context of surging anti-Asian hate crimes. The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that starting from the first quarter of 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169 percent. Asian Americans understand that gun violence in the...
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Gloria Pan
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Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as National Director of Civic Engagement at NALEO Educational Fund, I received an e-mail letting all of the meeting attendees know that the gathering was canceled until further notice. Later that day, I...
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Lizette Escobedo
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My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and aboard Parris Island, the training command where the Marine Corps makes Marines. I loved the Marine Corps; it was my identity, and Marines are my people. Unfortunately, I did not know that my military...
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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas
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With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, we are delighted that President Biden has made strides in making health care more affordable. However, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to prescription drug affordability for families. In fact, lowering the cost of health care and expanding affordable health insurance coverage is a top priority for a majority of voters . Americans should not pay three times more for medicines than people in other countries do. THREE times more! It...
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Tasmiha Khan