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#MilitaryMonday: Why we need Congress to help more military families qualify for food aid

03/27/17
This op-ed originally appeared in t he San Diego Union-Tribune and was authored by Representative Susan Davis and Abby Leibman Imagine serving your country, but needing help to feed your family — and because of a quirk in the law, you don’t qualify for food stamps. This is the harsh, underreported...
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#MilitaryMonday: The New Military Parental Leave--What does it really mean?

03/27/17
Paid Family Leave for military families has rapidly changed in the past two years, and the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act brings even more changes. While some of these changes appear to be improvements for military parental leave, several points of the new law have left us with some...
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Protecting NH kids from lead - we can make a difference!

03/27/17
Lead exposure remains a problem across the country and right here in New Hampshire. Every year, several hundred New Hampshire children are found to be poisoned by lead – a dangerous neurotoxin that, even at low levels of exposure, can result in permanent, irreversible harm , such as cognitive...
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If “Essential Health Benefits” Standards Are Repealed, Health Plans Would Cover Little

03/24/17
The White House and House Republican leaders are reportedly negotiating with House Freedom Caucus members to eliminate federal minimum benefit (“Essential Health Benefits”) standards for individual and small-group market plans as part of the House health bill. That would leave many people with pre-...
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BREAKING: U.S. House will vote to take health care away from 24 million people.

03/24/17
It’s time to double down to help protect health care for 24 million people. The vote is scheduled to happen within hours. **Can you make a quick call to your U.S. Representative NOW and tell them: Vote “No!” for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would strip health care from millions? Use our...
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House Leaders’ Decision to Withdraw Health Care Bill a ‘Major Victory for Moms, Families, Our Country’

03/24/17
Today’s incredible win demonstrates the true power of the grassroots movement that has sprung up to resist the Trump administration and the GOP’s destructive agenda to gut health care. This is a resounding, major victory for moms, families, our economy and our country. It is proof that when we #...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Eowyn in Washington

03/23/17
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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Health Care Bill an ‘Assault on Moms and Families’

03/23/17
In a callous attempt to win over the more extreme members of the conservative right, US House Republican leaders are reportedly adding several dangerous provisions that threaten the health and wellbeing of women and families to their health care bill. The American Health Care Act was already a...
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Quick Action: Raise your voice for health care!

03/23/17
Our voices are making a difference! The U.S. House was scheduled to vote tonight on the hugely harmful American Health Care Act (AHCA), but had to cancel the vote in no small part due to the amount of public outrage about the bill! You are being heard! We can’t let up! We need you to continue to...
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5 Ways to Stay Woke and Engaged Politically

03/23/17
It has been reported that the Trump presidency has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to become politically active , as if Americans have been hibernating. In this political climate, one thing has become very evident, President Trump has woken the sleeping bear. Large numbers of voters on...
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