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Quick signature to protect our healthcare!

March 17, 2017
Yikes. We need you to raise your voice with us now: House Speaker Paul Ryan just released the U.S. House of Representatives “replacement” plan for the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and, well, it’s bad. Like, really, really bad. → Sign our open letter to Congress that says: “Keep the...
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Trump’s Priorities are Not America’s Priorities

March 16, 2017
The budget blueprint the Trump administration released today is an attack on our families, our communities, our economy and our country. Simply put - American families, and our economy as a whole, would be worse off if Congress adopted this budget, which prioritizes building walls over building...
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Creating the Navajo Nation’s Future Healthy Eating Leaders

March 16, 2017
The Navajo Nation Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico prides itself on the fact that it is the only Navajo-sanctioned, college-preparatory school for Native Americans - a school that serves some of the best and brightest students from the Navajo Nation. Students of the school stay in dorms, necessitated by the fact that the Navajo Nation covers more than 27 thousand square miles and many of the students live hours away from the school. But that necessity has also become an opportunity to work with students to develop an appreciation of and interest in whole health, which works to support the development needs of tribes.
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House GOP Moves Forward on Legislation to Repeal ACA and Dismantle Medicaid

March 14, 2017
On March 6, House Republican leaders unveiled legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid. Read on for some of the key changes to the current law contained in the “American Health Care Act,” including changes to the exchanges, Medicaid, tax cuts for the wealthy, and more, as well as information on the impact on low-income and vulnerable populations, the CBO score, congressional reactions, and the process going forward.
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Human Needs Report: ACA repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

March 14, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report . Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker...
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5 QUICK Actions for This Week! #KeepMarching

March 13, 2017
It’s Monday ! That means we have a new #5Actions list for you! (See below.) You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. One thing is for sure: All the actions that people like you are taking across the nation right now are adding up and having an...
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Mayor Bowser & the DC Council must fund the Universal Paid Leave Act and REJECT any "Repeal & Replace" bills!

March 13, 2017
We won the first time and we’ll win again by stomping out the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad bills introduced by Councilmembers Cheh, Evans, and Gray – and by ensuring that DC’s paid leave program receives its rightful start-up funding to get up and running for DC families.
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What is the logic behind putting kids in adult prisons?!

March 10, 2017
Let’s be clear. The fact that New York state incarcerates young people as adults is about systemic racism. New York is one of two states, including North Carolina, that treats children as adults in the criminal justice system, even for misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses. The need for juvenile...
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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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Close to home: Being A Muslim Today

March 7, 2017
I have struggled lately to find motivation as well as inspiration to pen down my thoughts as a Muslim living in America which is a surprise as well as a disappointment. Surprise because there is so much going on that I would have enough material to focus on such as http://www.patheos.com/blogs/...
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