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Decision to Fire Officer Pantaleo Was 'Long Overdue'

August 20, 2019
The New York City Police Department took a step forward yesterday by finally firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who murdered Eric Garner more than five years ago by using an illegal chokehold and then ignoring Garner’s repeated pleas for help. But the 11 other police officers who were on the scene or...
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All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!

August 19, 2019
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via...
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Trump Public Charge Rule Will Put Food, Housing, Health Care for Millions at Risk

August 19, 2019
“It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow...
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A Moment to Speak Out for Children

August 15, 2019
Long time child advocate and former deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development, Joan Lombardi, urges us all to step up efforts to stand up for children. It seems like every day we hear disturbing news about children facing violence in their communities, being separated from their...
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U.S. Soccer: STOP lobbying against equal pay!

August 14, 2019
We’re calling a red card on the U.S. Soccer Federation! Why? It’s bad enough that they don’t pay the national men’s and women’s soccer teams equally, but now they have hired not one, but two (!!!) lobbying firms to actively lobby against equal pay on Capitol Hill. → Tell the U.S. Soccer Federation...
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Preventing, Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences

August 14, 2019
As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being.
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Time to defend SNAP once again from the Trump Administration

August 14, 2019
For the second time this year, SNAP (aka food stamps), and the families that rely most on it, are under attack by the Trump Administration. Now they are going after Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (or “Cat El”). Cat What? I know it sounds really wonky but we’ll explain why it’s so important...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Tell Congress and ICE to stop the raids!

August 9, 2019
Hearing 11-year-old Magdalena Gomez Gregorio begging - BEGGING - for her parents after a raid in Mississippi, where over six hundred people were detained by ICE, is beyond devastating. As a mother, I think of my 11-year-old...I just can’t. We should be ashamed. This would be immoral and wrong on...
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