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Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since 2010

May 24, 2017
Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the...
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The Lowdown: Elyssa's Analysis of the #TrumpBudget's Impact on Families

May 23, 2017
President Trump's budget was released today; there are numerous implications for women, moms, and families. This is my analysis of how the budget is affecting the programs that matter most to families. This is the single largest reduction in anti-poverty programs we have seen in a generation. Trump...
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Congress Must Reject ‘Shockingly Callous’ Trump Budget Proposal – an ‘Assault on Nation’s Mothers and Families’

May 22, 2017
Food. Health Care. Housing. Education. Air that is breathable and water that is safe to drink. The budget proposal the Trump administration released today would put all that in jeopardy in order to pay for huge tax cuts for billionaires and big corporations. This budget would jeopardize the health...
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5 Urgent Actions for This Week!

May 22, 2017
It's GO TIME! We need all hands on deck! We’ve got to protect families in the national budget and push back against the disastrous American Health Care Act. It takes just a minute to have a big impact. So get YOUR week off to a great start, and take action on the important #5Actions below. Thank...
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Quick #5Actions!

May 15, 2017
Fun fact: Taking action on issues that really matter to families, our economy and our country can help you have a great week! Nothing is more inspiring than joining tens of thousands of other people in speaking out — and that's a feeling that lasts. Because together, we're a groundswell of parent...
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A Time to Break Silence

March 31, 2017
Fifty years ago on April 4, 1967, our prophet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the historic speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at New York City’s Riverside Church. It was his first major public antiwar speech and a powerful warning that a rise in racial hatred, militarism and violence...
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Moms Delivering Thousands of Mini Statue of Liberty Figures to Trump, Sessions, and U.S. Senate

May 9, 2017
Moms with Strollers, Marching Band to Deliver Mini Statue of Liberty Figures to Trump, Sessions and U.S. Senate on Friday to Raise Importance of Freedom, Liberty and Justice for Our Children’s Future On Friday, May 12th, ahead of Mother's Day, members of MomsRising and other groups will deliver...
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Quick #5Actions: healthcare, budget, Mother's Day, more!

May 8, 2017
Mother's Day is this weekend! Thank you for all you do! In honor of this holiday, in addition to making time with the special people in our lives, let's also take some time to flex those POWERFUL PARENT MUSCLES! This Mother's Day and every day, parents will fight for our families and our nation. We...
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Human Needs Report: Advocates denounce ACA repeal bill, FY17 spending bill avoids a shutdown, FY18 budgets and more

May 8, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released the latest edition of the Human Needs Report , a regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on the House ACA repeal vote, the FY17 spending bill that avoided a shutdown, FY18 budgets,...
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#5Actions! Power up!

May 1, 2017
We’re 100 days in to the new administration and we’re not giving up! In fact, we’re powering up, rolling our sleeves up, and marching forward! Here are your #5Actions for this week: 1. The very bad, no good healthcare bill is ba-aack! And they might vote again soon. Tell Congress: Don’t take our...
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