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Declining TANF Child Care Funds Underscore Need for Major Child Care Investment

August 31, 2016
August marks the 20th anniversary of welfare reform , which created the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As part of welfare reform, Congress also made new investments in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) recognizing that low-income mothers need help...
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OUTRAGEOUS. Tell the CEO of Mylan: It's Time to Bring the Price of EpiPens Down!

August 24, 2016
“Where’s your EpiPen?” I’ve asked that question more times than I can count. I'm the mom of a food allergy kid. I have the sleepless nights. The grey hairs. The worry lines of that fate. My son, Connor, has had life-threatening anaphylactic allergies to foods—including to eggs—since shortly after...
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Let's Make St. Paul the Next City with Earned Sick Time!

August 24, 2016
The St. Paul City Council is voting on earned sick time TODAY! This is our final chance to have an impact on the outcome of this important ordinance.
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TANF at Twenty

August 24, 2016
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the law that placed a time limit on cash assistance for poor families with children and required some degree of work, job search, or training to receive benefits. The new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), replaced Aid to...
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We're Sending a GIANT Thank-You Card to Duluth's City Council!

August 18, 2016
The Duluth City Council voted to create an earned sick time task force. Thank them for taking this important step & tell them that you support the introduction of an ordinance!
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Earned Sick Time for St. Paul!

August 9, 2016
What does this mean for St. Paul families? Well, for an average family without earned sick time, just 3.5 days of missed work is the equivalent to an entire month of groceries. Wow.
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#MilitaryMonday: Modernizing Our Military Parental Leave

August 1, 2016
Less than two years ago, I was blessed to become a mother. I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to have children. Like many military women, I waited to try. When I became a helicopter pilot, I was usually the only woman in all-male units—and in that highly competitive world I didn’t want to take any time...
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#MilitaryMonday: Serving and Struggling

July 18, 2016
One military mom speaks out before Congress about the struggles her family faced to make ends meet and put food on the table while her husband served in the military.
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Being a Mom and Advocate with MomsRising: #USOW Recap!

July 12, 2016
I was fortunate to be able to part of the MomsRising contingent to the United State of Women's conference with my 6 year old daughter Noor. The most valuable moments moments for us, aside from being having an opportunity to hear from President Obama and the First Lady and so many powerful activists...
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Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life During the Summer Break!

July 6, 2016
*** Para leer este blog en español en MamásConPoder.org , haga clic aquí : http://www. mamasconpoder.org/?blog_post= 45372&lang=es During the summer break many parents and kids find themselves with spare time on their hands, and it’s the perfect opportunity to help your children build social-...
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