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Tell Trump and Congress: Don't Play Politics With Our Kids' Health!

May 30, 2017
"Don't play with our kids." Michelle Obama's statement - in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's declaration he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards - pretty much sums it up. Healthy food for kids isn't a game. It isn’t a partisan or a...
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Protect Access to Health Care & SNAP by Visiting Your Members of Congress

May 26, 2017
It’s an emergency! Your voice is needed — and is powerful! Sign up to drop by your members of Congress' office(s) to drop off, or share, important materials on health care and SNAP (food stamps). We'll send you everything you need for a successful visit! Sign up here: http://action.momsrising.org/...
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Moms Group Applauds the Introduction of the Raise the Wage Act of 2017

May 25, 2017
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 – legislation that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage to $9.25 per hour, increasing the minimum wage...
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23 Million Reasons Why House Health Care Bill Must Be Defeated

May 25, 2017
Twenty-three million fewer Americans would receive coverage if the American Health Care Act becomes law – yet another sign that this so-called health care reform bill is one of the most destructive acts ever to emerge from Congress. We also know that people with pre-existing conditions could be...
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Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since 2010

May 24, 2017
Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the...
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5 Urgent Actions for This Week!

May 22, 2017
It's GO TIME! We need all hands on deck! We’ve got to protect families in the national budget and push back against the disastrous American Health Care Act. It takes just a minute to have a big impact. So get YOUR week off to a great start, and take action on the important #5Actions below. Thank...
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Quick #5Actions!

May 15, 2017
Fun fact: Taking action on issues that really matter to families, our economy and our country can help you have a great week! Nothing is more inspiring than joining tens of thousands of other people in speaking out — and that's a feeling that lasts. Because together, we're a groundswell of parent...
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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Would Boost Moms, Families, Economy

May 14, 2017
We are extremely pleased that the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was reintroduced in Congress today with bipartisan support. Its passage should be a high priority for leaders in both the House and Senate. This bill would help pregnant workers stay at their jobs without sacrificing the health of...
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The Continuing Scourge of Poverty, Hunger and Hopelessness in Rich America

April 11, 2017
A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. On the one hand we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road...
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A Time to Break Silence

March 31, 2017
Fifty years ago on April 4, 1967, our prophet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the historic speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” at New York City’s Riverside Church. It was his first major public antiwar speech and a powerful warning that a rise in racial hatred, militarism and violence...
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