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FREE Family Celebrations in Washington State!

November 15, 2017
MomsRising is hosting FREE family celebrations in Des Moines, Everett, and Auburn, Washington featuring live musical entertainment by kid-entertainer extraordinaire Eli Rosenblatt , arts and crafts by Seattle Recreative , face painting, and plenty of kid- and adult-friendly food to go around. Why...
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Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

November 13, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released the latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more.
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Senate GOP Tax Plan a Boon for the 1%, Puts Moms, Families Last

November 10, 2017
Billionaires, millionaires and wealthy corporations win, working families lose . That would be the outcome if the tax plan U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled today is adopted. It’s destructive and flat out immoral to cut taxes for the richest one percent and the wealthiest corporations while gutting...
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Moms Standing up for SNAP

November 9, 2017
There are few things more gut-wrenching for a mother, than having to put your child to bed hungry. This should not be happening in America, yet more than 1 in 6 children live in food insecure households in this country. Anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP...
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Moms Standing up for Head Start

November 9, 2017
Over one million young children and pregnant women are served by Head Start every year in centers, family homes, and in family childcare homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the country. Head Start and Early Head Start serve a diverse group of children and families – 38% are...
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TAKE ACTION: Close the Latina Wage GAP

November 2, 2017
I’m going to tell you something that’s going to make you mad. And then I’m going to tell you something we can do about it. Here we go: Right now in the United States, Latinas earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man and Latina mothers earn just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white fathers. [1,2] This horrifying wage gap is why we are raising our voices today to mark Latina Equal Pay Day, the day signifying that Latinas in the United States have to work ALL of 2016 and until November 2nd of 2017 to finally earn as much as white men earned in 2016 alone. → We can’t end pay discrimination and close wage gaps if employers can hide the fact they are paying women and people of color less than white men.
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Have Questions About Open Enrollment? We have answers!

November 9, 2017
It’s November, and you know what that means… Open Enrollment! This year, Open Enrollment is shorter than ever (November 1st to December 15th), so we want to make sure all of your questions are answered. Last week MomsRising hosted a #WellnessWed tweetchat about Open Enrollment and our guests...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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#MilitaryMonday: Veterans and Hunger

November 6, 2017
Our nation’s veterans have made innumerable sacrifices in service to our country. They have earned our gratitude and our support, and on Veterans Day our country formally honors them for that service. If we are to truly make meaningful the tributes that we pay to our veterans, then surely, we...
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Send a Letter to Your Local Paper Speaking Out Against the Tax Bill

November 6, 2017
Something really scary happened recently! Scarier than those ghosts, witches, and ghouls that showed up trick-or-treating at your door the other night. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill today that would give $1.5 trillion (TRILLION!!) in tax cuts to the top 1...
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