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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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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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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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