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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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Moms Delivering Thousands of Mini Statue of Liberty Figures to Trump, Sessions, and U.S. Senate

May 9, 2017
Moms with Strollers, Marching Band to Deliver Mini Statue of Liberty Figures to Trump, Sessions and U.S. Senate on Friday to Raise Importance of Freedom, Liberty and Justice for Our Children’s Future On Friday, May 12th, ahead of Mother's Day, members of MomsRising and other groups will deliver...
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When Parents Get Involved in School Health, #WellnessWins

May 9, 2017
By Ahna Bizjak, Parent and Former PTO President, Oregon School District, WI When it comes to learning healthy habits, parents are children’s first teachers. From cooking nutritious meals at home to being a role model for staying physically active, we lay the foundation for our children’s future...
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Human Needs Report: Advocates denounce ACA repeal bill, FY17 spending bill avoids a shutdown, FY18 budgets and more

May 8, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released the latest edition of the Human Needs Report , a regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on the House ACA repeal vote, the FY17 spending bill that avoided a shutdown, FY18 budgets,...
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The Deceptively Named ‘Working Families Flexibility Act,’ Passed by the House Today, Is a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ and an Anti-Worker Bill

May 2, 2017
Despite its deceptive name, the Working Families Flexibility Act would not offer real flexibility to working families and would instead rob employees of their right to be compensated fairly for extra time they work. This bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – and working parents aren’t fooled. The...
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