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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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Am I Greater than Christ That I Can Decide Who is More Deserving of Help?

April 26, 2017
I came to Christ late in life. Drawn to him out of necessity, but committed because of love. His love. It changed my life. He changed my life. I now try to live as He commanded. I don't always succeed. Some days, I will admit, when I focus on the world, I lose sight of Him and His precepts. But He...
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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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The Human Needs Report: spending work, replacing the ACA, Trump's cabinet and more

February 21, 2017
Congress is currently in its first recess of the year. The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what members tackled before the break, and what's waiting for them when they return on Feb. 27. Read on for articles on FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump's cabinet, and worker protections under threat.
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Top #5Actions To Take This Week!

February 20, 2017
You’re making a big difference! Last week, after more than 30,000 of you sent messages opposing Trump’s completely unqualified nominee for the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder, along with a wide spectrum of engagement activities from a growing movement…. Drum roll please… that nominee dropped...
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Child Watch® Column: A Prayer to End Poverty In Our Time

December 22, 2016
In December 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached what would be his last Christmas sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. At the end Dr. King spoke about the day he told the nation at the March on Washington that he had a dream for America’s future, but said in the uncertain years that had followed that dream sometimes felt like it was turning into a nightmare. But Dr. King said he was never willing to give up:
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Puzder Withdrawal a Victory for American Workers

February 15, 2017
Today, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to be the United States Secretary of Labor, a major victory for America’s working moms, dads and families and a demonstration of the power of grassroots activism. Half of all primary breadwinners are moms. The U.S. Department of Labor is critical to the...
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#5Actions For This Week — #KeepMarching!

February 13, 2017
Well, that was a whirlwind of a week last week. Whew. It’s already Monday again! And here are the Top 5 Actions Of The Week for this week. You can take one action a day, or all five on the same day; you can take action any time of day or night, your choice! One thing is clear: The increased number...
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