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The importance of teaching Racial Equity in our classroom

June 19, 2019
My name is Reshonna and I was born and raised right here in Seattle, WA. I grew up in a household with a single mother who was a teacher. As a young girl I knew from watching my mom that teaching was something that I wanted to do when I got older. I started working at 12 years old with infants, and...
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Stop separating babies from their families!

June 19, 2019
My daughter will be eight months old this Saturday. From the moment my doctor put her on my chest after 48 hours of labor, I was obsessed. I remember not even wanting to give her over to have tests done and to this day I still cringe when I need to leave her for more than a few hours to work. As a...
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Votes And Laws Not Thoughts And Prayers

June 18, 2019
We have a brand new episode of our Breaking Through podcast this week and we are excited to discuss it with you! We'll cover how healthcare is under attack and the many ways in which you can fight back. We'll also discuss the fight for gun safety and Virginia. Along with our special guests we'll...
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The Human Needs Report: Help for working families, disaster aid passes, victory for Dreamers, spending update, and more

June 18, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending work, long-overdue disaster aid, a step forward for Dreamers, tax credits for working families, and more.
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Your input needed! What issues should candidates prioritize?

June 11, 2019
You know. Moms know. I know. We all know what’s happening in our families, our lives, and our communities. We know the truth about dealing with our healthcare system, about the cost of childcare, about what it takes to raise a family. The candidates for President need to know our truth too. It’s...
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More Financial Support for Single Mothers

June 17, 2019
I am a single mother to a teenage boy, and I relocated from the east coast to the west coast due to a great business opportunity. Unfortunately once we relocated we experienced a series of unfortunate events. Our new apartment fell through, there was a rain storm that flooded our storage unit and...
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Staying Sane: Gun Laws that Work

June 17, 2019
The Mother Emmanuel, Charleston, SC, shooting was four years ago today, June 17. The N.C. General Assembly Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Senate Bill 90 tomorrow, June 18. A favorable ruling will move this bill closer to becoming law in N.C.
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Este Día del Padre, los papás de WA pueden recibir el regalo de los Permisos Pagados

June 16, 2019
Los Permisos Pagados no son solo para las mamás, sin embargo, los papás piden permiso con mucha menos frecuencia que las mamás. Incluso cuando los papás tienen acceso a permisos familiares pagados a través de su empleador, a menudo son presionados socialmente para no pedir el permiso. 70% de los...
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