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Quick actions against Trump’s manufactured “emergency”

February 19, 2019
Ugh. President Trump has manufactured a crisis and is now moving forward with an undemocratic power grab because Congress and the American public refuse to indulge his tantrums. To this we say: No way. And we need your help in 3 fast ways below to stop this (It’ll only take you a minute to make a...
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The SNAP Gap: why millions of Americans will face a food scarcity crisis this month and next

February 21, 2019
The Trump Shutdown is over, but some of its consequences are still playing out. Millions of SNAP recipients will face very real food shortages later this month and next — due to the shutdown itself as well as the underlying inadequacy of the SNAP program (more about this later). First, some...
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A person with shoulder length blond hair and a blue jacket sits before a House committee, providing witness testimony on the need for equal pay for equal work.]

#RisersRadio: The Power of YOU

February 19, 2019
We have a brand new radio show this week in which we cover how to help stop the fake national emergency; why (and how) we need to address the childcare and Pre-K crisis in our nation; how you can help one fair wage move forward so tipped workers aren’t stuck earning only $2.13 per hour; and we'll...
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Democrats' Progressive Agenda Must Include Addressing the Nation's Child Care Crisis

February 15, 2019
By Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) If there’s one thing that voters across the country have made very clear, it’s that they want big, bold solutions to the serious challenges facing them and their families. While the wealthiest Americans and biggest...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 16, 2019

February 15, 2019
Greetings! It's been a really big week. Most urgently right now : we're pushing back against Trump's declaration of a national emergency, and need your help to call members of Congress (see below for more info). This week also marked the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and we're urging...
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A person with shoulder length blond hair and a blue jacket sits before a House committee, providing witness testimony on the need for equal pay for equal work.]

Testimony of MomsRising CEO/Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on the Paycheck Fairness Act

February 13, 2019
This is the testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO/Executive Director and Co-Founder of MomsRising, given today before the U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, for the Joint Subcommittee Hearing...
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Paid Leave for Love and Family

February 12, 2019
In 2012, I helped organized the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community to build support for our LGBT members and marriage equality in Washington State. The messaging for that campaign was tailored for the (API) community, where love for family was emphasized over individual romantic love. This is...
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Remember Parkland - tell Congress to pass universal background checks

February 14, 2019
Today is Valentine's Day. We're holding our loved ones close and remembering the Parkland families. One year ago today, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and shot to death 17 of their students and educators, injuring 17 more . And over these last 12 months, guns have...
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