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The countdown to Tax Day is on! If you live in Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Washington, or Wyoming and, like many of us, have not yet filed your taxes, I have some good news for you: you might be eligible to use a new free online tax filing software from the IRS. The free price tag for the Direct File software is welcome news since the IRS estimates the average amount individuals spend for tax prep is around $150...
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Susan Harley
Tell Congress to fund programs that boost families! We’re excited that President Biden has listened to the voices of moms and families and is planning to make major positive investments in his FY2025 budget including: child care, paid family and medical leave, the Child Tax Credit, maternal health programs, and mental health care, and other programs to give families the tools they need to work and thrive. These policies will also lift the economy. Now we need the U.S. Congress to take action!...
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Sue Anne Reed
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Your generosity helped score a big March win that protects lifesaving nutrition assistance for new moms, babies, and toddlers; kick off the largest class of national volunteer mom leaders in our history; champion increased funding for childcare; and more!
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Kerri Karvetski
On the radio show this week we cover the latest in the attack from far right extremists on access to abortion, birth control, IVF, and why access to mifepristone is being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court; then we cover health equity, healthcare coverage, and a new report, Lowering Costs for Black Americans: How the Inflation Reduction Act Makes Health Care and Prescription Drugs More Affordable ; after that we dive into culture change and how laughter can change minds and public policy; and we close the show hearing the latest from Color of Change, how you can get involved, and why your voice is needed right now more than ever.
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Almost 27 million Americans in the private sector do not have access to annual paid vacation leave, and members of Congress have the solution. U.S. Representatives Seth Magaziner (RI-02), Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Greg Casar (TX-35), and Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) introduced the Protected Time Off (PTO) Act to guarantee all workers have access to paid days off from work. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) is introducing similar legislation in the Senate. During a press conference to introduce the...
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Namatie Mansaray
Amazing! It was fourteen years ago today that President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law! Since then, we have reached a record low uninsured rate, and this past year a historic 21.4 MILLION people signed up for health care coverage through the Marketplace! Incredible! Even with its success—and countless failed attempts to repeal the law over the past 14 years—Republican leaders are continuing to vow to repeal the ACA . We won't allow it! Quick signature: Tell Congress to...
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I was so blown away by the thorough report by the great researchers of Cornell and Buffalo universities (Cornell University’s ILR Buffalo Co-Lab to be exact) titled The Status of Child Care in New York Report, 2024 which takes a deep dive into the state of child care for parents across New York. Here are 10 report highlights that are worth sharing: 1. Child Care is the Biggest Reason People are Turning Down Employment in New York State When participants were asked why they turned down paid work...
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Diana Limongi
On the radio show this week we cover what really happened in the State of the Union (Hint: Victories!); how to get help through the ACF; the ability of culture change to push legislative change – and what you can do too; and we also hear from an award-winning author about the power of YOUR story. *Special guests include: Jenny Byer, MomsRising, @MomsRising ; Debra Johnson, Administration for Children & Families in the Biden-Harris Administration @ACFHHS ; Nicole Jorwic, Caring Across...
The battle for mom votes broke through in our national consciousness again last week with a dystopian State of the Union response by Alabama Republican Senator Katie Britt. She centered herself in a kitchen that looked like a stage set, using her motherhood to peddle her fear-based vision of America. Rife with misinformation, Britt used words and a delivery that served to increase viewers' anxiety in an already anxiety- and despair-saturated America. A place where women's freedoms are evaporating.