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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
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Parenting and our Public Policies

February 24, 2017
It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March. I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience. Today, I think about the energy and drive it took for all those who...
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Why it's Worth Remembering Olmsted and his Trees Right Now

February 21, 2017
Walking in nature connects us to each other and, as science is now telling us, also helps us recover from anxiety and stress. Frederick Law Olmsted knew as much, understanding the essential links between green space, human health and democracy.
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Child Watch® Column: Scott's Story: Lessons Children Teach Adults

January 19, 2017
A number of years ago, I heard a deeply moving story at a Children’s Miracle Network event, a charity that raises money in partnership with children’s hospitals around the country and helps serve sick and injured children in their local communities. A speaker shared this heart-wrenching story of a father and son with the audience and agreed to let me share it with others after I requested a copy.
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Child Watch® Column: Welcome to the Land of Opportunity

February 10, 2017
At a time when the national conversation is focused on building walls and closing doors against immigrants, Carlos is an immigrant with another goal. He’s setting an example of what’s possible when hardworking smart young people come to America determined to beat the odds and make a difference.
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Child Watch® Column: Confronting Oscar-Nominated Moonlight’s Moving and Powerful Truths

February 16, 2017
Everyone should watch the film Moonlight nominated for eight Academy Awards. Why? Because it’s a very powerful story of a poor Black boy’s struggles to reach adulthood with countless odds stacked against him. Because it’s a relatable story for children and youths struggling to make it to adulthood without being derailed by sexual orientation, violence and drugs. Because it’s my or your story if we faced perilous hurdles to survive, learn in school and have a safe place to sleep at night. Because it’s a too common American story – one not everyone wants to tell and too few want or are ready to hear and do anything about.
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My remarks to the Washington Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on Dual Language Programs

February 17, 2017
Good afternoon Chair Zeiger and members of the Committee. My name is Casey Osborn-Hinman and I am a Campaign Director with MomsRising, a grassroots organization with 40,000 members in Washington State. We are here today in strong support of SB 5529. MomsRising is appreciative of the commitment...
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Children’s Budget Coalition applauds Senator Ron Wyden for Standing Up For Kids

February 16, 2017
The U.S. Senate is slogging through the nomination process of Cabinet-level presidential appointments. Several positions remain unfilled and one position – the Director of the White House Office of Management of Budget (OMB) – is of particular importance to the Children’s Budget Coalition, which is...
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Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life This Winter with #MomsReading

February 10, 2017
Welcome to another installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss books and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional intelligence. The rest of the posts in the series can be found here . Social-emotional skills are the skills necessary to...
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Still We Rise: 9 Amazing Ways YOU Made an Impact for Women and Families in 2016

February 3, 2017
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our MomsRising supporters for powering incredible MOMentum in 2016. Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that women’s and family economic security -- from paid family leave to equal pay – were barely part of the political...
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