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Tell the Portland City Council: Earned Sick Days are a WIN-WIN-WIN!

September 22, 2017
Exciting things are afoot in Portland, ME! Just this Monday, an earned paid sick days proposal was introduced to the City Council that would enable workers to earn up to six paid sick days each year. (Time for a major happy dance!) Earned sick days are a win-win-win for working families, businesses, and the Portland economy.
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Please join the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group for the #EndChildPoverty Twitterstorm this Monday, September 18th!

September 15, 2017
This week the U.S. Census Bureau released annual data on child poverty. Here is some analysis of the numbers, which you can read more about in this letter sent to Congress and in my blog post . In addition, next week, the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group will be leading a Twitterstorm to share these...
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No tax cuts for wealthy corporations!

September 13, 2017
Right now, many of us have our eyes trained on Hurricane Irma, concerned about people in the path of its progress. When it rains, it pours. There’s a storm of a whole other kind brewing in our nation’s capitol—it’s one that’s not being tracked by radar on national news, and doesn’t have a catchy...
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New School Year, Same Uncertainty for Parents Without Paid Sick Days

September 7, 2017
For kids, heading back to school can be an anxious and exciting time – figuring out new routines, adjusting to different teachers and classmates and navigating changes in social and academic environments, all while growing and learning. Employed parents stress about these changes too, but the millions of moms, dads and caregivers without access to paid sick time also have to worry about cold and flu season and what will happen if their kids get sick.
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Birth Control Coverage is in Jeopardy, and This is a HUGE Problem

September 5, 2017
The Affordable Care Act’s mandate that Marketplace plans and all new private insurance plans , from 2012 on, cover birth control without requiring a copay or coinsurance is a critical component of the health care legislation. This mandate has made it possible for women to obtain highly effective...
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Why We Need to Know About CHIP this Month

August 30, 2017
What is CHIP? CHIP, which stands for Children’s Health Insurance Program, is a federally-funded state administered program that provides millions of children all over the United States with quality health care coverage. CHIP is crucial, as it helps to cover children who fall into a gap —their...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Holly in Pennsylvania

September 1, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Katya in Rhode Island

August 29, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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Wonder Women To The Rescue!

August 28, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover hope and organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of access to birth control and reproductive health services; Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW17; Maternal mortality and the alarmingly higher rate of deaths due to pregnancy related causes amongst Black...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Patricia in Pennsylvania

August 28, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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