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What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

December 20, 2021
"It has been right back to the juggling act that I felt before the pandemic." - Jennifer Simpkins
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"The Cost of My Son's Program Was Shocking" - We Are MomsRising

December 13, 2021
"Though he’s in childcare part-time, and even with a discount from my husband’s employer, we pay more than $800/month for care. At the same time, the director and teachers at my son’s program likely don’t make living wages. This is unacceptable." - Kate Rosenbaum
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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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I Shared My Story at the Grandmas Unite Rally.

December 9, 2021
The monthly Child Tax Credit payments have been a huge relief. We’ve finally been able to get out of the vicious cycle of struggling to choose between food, medicine and bills. I was even able to buy a used vehicle so we could access resources and I could look for jobs.
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Caring for My Son Has Meant Missing Too Many Paychecks - We Are MomsRising

December 6, 2021
"Like the vast majority of workers in West Virginia and the United States, I don’t have access to paid family and medical leave. As a result, over and over again I’ve had to choose between my paycheck and caring for my loved ones when they needed me most." - Tracy Wood
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The one question I wasn't asked during 30 job interviews

November 22, 2021
"It's time for employers to see their employees as people who have whole lives outside of work." - MacKenzie from New Hampshire
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What happens if I get sick?

Your Voices Are Powerful in the Fight to Improve Our Health Care!

November 17, 2021
"No matter what, everyone deserves healthcare. Nobody should be denied it."
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"The fact is, we cannot wait any longer to strengthen America’s care infrastructure."

November 15, 2021
"As a nurse, my job is to care for people. I love what I do, and I work hard to care for my patients. Yet, when my own family needed me, I was forced to sacrifice our only income to support them." - Donna from Cleveland
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"My goal is to help them survive, and that’s not just physical survival, it’s mental survival"

November 1, 2021
Kelle has always made a point to talk to her children frankly about the issues that will shape their lives.
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We Are MomsRising, Markisha from New York

September 13, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Markisha in New York about how the Child Tax Credit helps her family! Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog . As a stay-at-home mom of two young children, our family is on a tight...
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