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Human Needs Report: ACA repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

March 14, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report . Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker...
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Mayor Bowser & the DC Council must fund the Universal Paid Leave Act and REJECT any "Repeal & Replace" bills!

March 13, 2017
We won the first time and we’ll win again by stomping out the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad bills introduced by Councilmembers Cheh, Evans, and Gray – and by ensuring that DC’s paid leave program receives its rightful start-up funding to get up and running for DC families.
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In Trump’s ‘Maternity Leave’ Plan, The Devil — and the Stereotypes — Are In the Details

March 9, 2017
This post originally appeared on the ACLU's site and is reposted here with permission. In Donald Trump’s speech to Congress this week, he surprised many by mentioning the need to “ensure new parents that they have paid family leave.” The president is correct about one thing: Congressional action on...
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Head Smacker: GOP health care plan would make the poor sicker so they can make the rich wealthier

March 8, 2017
The House legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would carry out a stunning attack on health care for low- and moderate-income people, ending coverage for millions of Americans.
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Women's Strike Tomorrow!

March 7, 2017
Women are powerful — and our power was on full display at the Women’s March. We're a powerful economic force! We're powerful caregivers...and…marchers! Your voice and power are needed again, right now, this very second. Women’s rights, including access to healthcare for ourselves and for our...
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Parenting: In Search of Job Manual

March 7, 2017
Imagine starting a brand new job with a big title, widely high expectations and enormous responsibilities, but you’re walking in with no training, experience or even a job description to speak of. Not what most would call ideal, is it? Welcome to parenting. The parenting years are some of, if not...
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5 Quick Actions for this week - #KeepMarching!

March 6, 2017
YOU are being heard! This week we had the opportunity to directly bring forward the voices and policy priorities of moms, dads, and people across our nation to elected leaders in Washington, DC -- including Senators Sanders and Cantwell (pictured) -- who have the power to make an impact. Leaders...
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We Need to Talk About the JCC Bomb Threats

March 1, 2017
This week marked the fifth round of bomb threats to hit Jewish Community Centers (J.C.C.s) across the United States and Canada. Sixteen centers, from Florida to Michigan, received threats. As the news was breaking, I watched a Facebook Live video of one of the centers in Florida being evacuated. I...
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President Trump Wants to Help Working Families, But Which Families?

March 1, 2017
The United States is long overdue in embracing policies that would make it easier for working families to both do their jobs and care for their families. In his first speech to Congress, President Trump expressed his desire to make child care affordable and ensure new parents have access to paid...
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Number of children benefiting from federal low-income child care program at 17-year low

February 28, 2017
The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 17-year low. More than 373,000 in need have lost access to child care since 2006.
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