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This week was a phenomenally powerful moment for American families. Millions of families got their first expanded Child Tax Credit payment (and are taking action to make the change permanant)! MomsRising members were out in full strength to celebrate and support this game-changing benefit. 

Check out the highlights, plus Action of the Week and more! 


IN THE NEWS: MSNBC: Millions of Americans Receive Child Tax Credit Payments

“When we went into the pandemic, our care infrastructure was hanging by a thread. And we saw that thread unravel altogether.” — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner


INSTAGRAM: Celebrating the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Our MomsRising team went to Capitol Hill with two of our incredible moms, Daniella and Sarah, to share their stories on how the expanded Child Tax Credit is lifting their families. 


BLOG: Harnassing the Power of Our Stories for Social Change

At MomsRising, sharing stories is an integral part of every step of our advocacy process. And we're happy to share best practices! Check out this storytelling workshop by MomsRising National Director of Healthcare Felicia Burnett designed to help you tell powerful stories and advocate for change.  


IN THE NEWS: CNBC: Over a year after child-care centers reopened, families are still struggling

"We were down an income, so we couldn't actually afford full-time care." — MomsRising member Patty Liu


ACTION OF THE WEEK: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Paid Leave

Nothing says summer like an ice cream sandwich and there’s nothing more American than being in the sandwich generation, pressed between caring for children AND an aging parent. Parents need help! Demand that Congress pass and fully fund permanent and comprehensive paid family and medical leave NOW. 



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