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The Flint Water Crisis is a Feminist Issue

February 22, 2016
A note from the National Women's Law Center: This post previously appeared on NWLC's blog . We thought it was appropriate for this blog carnival since, as the post mentions, the Flint water crisis is an issue that disproportionately impacts poor women of color, particularly black women, and thus is...
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An Intersectional Lens on Black History Month: A MomsRising Blog Carnival

February 13, 2016
This month, MomsRising – and our new Spanish-language community, MamásConPoder ! – have so much to celebrate. It is Black History Month, and the fifth year in a row that we bring to you this special blog edition – or “carnival”! -- by MomsRising staff members, policy partners, bloggers, and...
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Why I'm Celebrating #BlackLatinxHistory This Month

February 13, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in Huffington Post . I'm so conscious of what I present to my daughter these days. You see, she's in the "like me" stage. She notices similarities and differences with the world around her. I provide her materials and visuals to reinforce, build and solidify her...
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#StoptheCuts and Fund What Matters for Safer Kids & Communities

October 22, 2015
As a nation, we’re living through a powerful moment of reflection on our country’s approach to criminal justice. Progress in states’ juvenile justice systems can offer insights into a better, fairer system – but only if the federal government makes good on its promise to fund what works. Too often...

Raising Revenues Must Be Central Goal of Budget Talks

October 21, 2015
Budgets are made up of equal parts spending out and revenue in. But budget negotiators in Washington this fall are talking only about what spending to cut, not what revenue to raise—even though there are tax loopholes to close that should draw rare bipartisan support and eliminate the need to cut...
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Death By a Thousand Cuts

October 21, 2015
I grew up solidly middle class. So much has changed since then. We expect more. Two cars, not one. More than one television per household. Air conditioning, not fans. All the new gadgets. What has also changed is that health care costs have soared. Cars and housing take up a larger percentage of...
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#StoptheCuts so we can #endhungernow

October 20, 2015
Earlier this month, the Food Research and Action Center shared a comprehensive plan of action to end hunger in America . This plan lists clear steps that our nation can take to achieve this goal, but it most certainly cannot be done unless Congress #stopsthecuts and starts to invest in proven...
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A Slow-Motion Disaster in the Making

October 20, 2015
After waiting until the last possible minute to act, Congress recently averted a shutdown of the federal government by passing a “Continuing Resolution” (CR) for the 2016 federal fiscal year that began on October 1, 2015. Yet this short-term action, which only keeps the government open until mid-...
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Access to Campus Childcare – Supporting the Success of Today’s Parents and The Next Generation

October 20, 2015
As the economic challenges facing today’s students gain national political attention, it is critical to focus on a growing proportion of our student population – student parents. Indeed, the numbers may surprise you: approximately one quarter of today’s students have children , and fifty percent of...
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An Open Letter to Women Nationwide

October 20, 2015
Dear women nationwide, My name is Randi Schmidt. I am a child advocate who is writing to every woman who, as a child, lived through economic hardships such as hunger, a parent losing their job, falling ill or dying, or whose family struggled to get by paycheck-to-paycheck. I ask you to remember who...
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