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How to Raise an Optimistic Kid in a Pessimistic World

September 28, 2017
If you're raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it's no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications -- and even sources you wouldn't expect, like Instagram and YouTube -- kids are immersed in doom and gloom . Consider their world: The...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: We need high-quality, affordable early learning!

September 27, 2017
“I’m frustrated that our childcare costs more than our rent AND our car payments COMBINED.” - Christina Each day at MomsRising we hear from people like Christina who are struggling to find high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities, like childcare and Pre-K for little ones. I’m sure you’...
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CommuniKids new free Pre-k Spanish Immersion Program in D.C.

September 22, 2017
Congratulations to our friends at CommuniKids for the opening of their new free Spanish immersion Pre-k seats the District of Columbia! For more information on this new program, see the full press release below or visit CommuniKids main free pre-k website with information on details on how to apply...
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#5Actions of the Week: September 20

September 20, 2017
Did you see the news? Health care is under attack AGAIN! Don’t worry. It’s YOU to the rescue! Buckle your seat belt and join us for this week's line up of priority actions below! We're talking about health care (of course!), early learning, healthy schools, overtime pay, and tax reform. You'll...
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What I Told My Senator Face to Face About Childcare

September 15, 2017
Testimony of MomsRising member, Jessica Honza, on Capitol Hill, in support of the Child Care for Working Families Act.
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¡El Mes de la Herencia Hispana Empieza Hoy!

September 15, 2017
Desde el 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre conmemoramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta observación que empezó en 1968 como la Semana de la Herencia Hispana fue luego extendida por un período de 30 días por el Presidente Ronald Reagan. En este mes se celebra las historias, culturas y...
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"We handled all the stress of moving, only to find ourselves in a child care desert."

September 14, 2017
No one actually enjoys moving, but it’s especially tough if you’ve got little kids. When you’re young and single, moving can even be a social affair – it’s famously easy to trick friends into lugging a futon, desk, or a few cardboard boxes up some stairs as long as there is the promise of free...
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Pass the Child Care for Working Families Act Now!

September 14, 2017
The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today, would be a boon for our economy and for working families. At a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet, this...
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Grandparents Share the Care

September 13, 2017
That Was Then In the early 80s, my family set off on an annual trip from southern Ohio to Wisconsin’s North Woods. My youngest nephews, toddler twins, spent 750 miles in a playpen in the back of their dad’s minivan, holding on for dear life and joyfully yelling “whoa” on the biggest curves. Child...
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Working Families NOT Wall Street! Updates on the budget and tax fight.

September 12, 2017
A new, major fight is starting in the U.S. Congress this fall. The fight is on whether or not extremists in Congress will get their way and cut the programs that boost our families’ health care, nutrition, and education in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy...
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