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Families Want Comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave: here's what that means

April 24, 2019
Care is care is care: Whether it’s to care for a newborn you swear already smiles, a mom who is severely ill, or a spouse or partner battling cancer, being there for family is what matters. No one should permanently lose their job and their financial lifeline when an urgent and unexpected family...
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NC Families First Act bill introduction press conference

It's happening! NC paid leave bill filed

April 24, 2019
It’s finally happening! This month North Carolina saw our first comprehensive, stand-alone bill filed that would provide paid family and medical leave for our state’s families. The NC Families First Act, sponsored by Representatives Meyer, Batch, Clark, and Majeed, would establish a paid family and...
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Nearly 30,000 NC children are on the waiting list for child care subsidies.

NC Legislators Need to Support Child Care Subsidy Assistance for Working Families

April 24, 2019
Few families can afford the high cost of child care. And that’s no surprise. In North Carolina, the average cost of infant care is $9,225 annually per child – greater than the cost of in-state college tuition! A working parent who can’t access child care subsidy assistance will spend more than 1/3...
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It's go time in Olympia

We are down to the wire in Olympia!

April 24, 2019
This is important so I'm going to be quick: We are down to the wire in the legislative session, fighting for the Working Families Tax Credit and investments in early learning -- but we need a capital gains tax to help fund both! There are just days left in the legislative session! Click here to...
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Black Maternal Health Week leads with research and healing

April 18, 2019
As midwife Jennie Joseph writes, “mothers can suffer and experience the effects of being in a living, breathing, materno-toxic zone all of their own, based on other people’s response or reaction to their race, socio-economic status, citizenship or by being “othered” while pregnant, delivering their baby or in the postpartum year, regardless of location.”
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#GoodNews This Week: Moving the Needle on Taxes & Medicaid!

April 19, 2019
We are powerful! Don't miss some great wins and stories from this last week at MomsRising. We celebrate Black Maternal Health Week, publishing and delivering our own Medicaid stories, and standing up for working families' tax credits!
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Medicaid Helps Families Weather the Storm (Storybook)

April 15, 2019
Medicaid helps families weather the storm during times of need—whether it be during a health care crisis or a time of financial hardship. But in North Carolina, lawmakers have yet to make this critical and often life-saving program available to about half a million low-income uninsured adults. That...
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Washington Legislature: The Working Families Tax Credit is a gender and racial justice issue!

April 15, 2019
MomsRising, together with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, organized the following sign-on letter for gender justice organizations in support of the Working Families Tax Credit. You can take action in support of the Working Families Tax Credit by sending your state...
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