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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
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What I Told My Senator Face to Face About Childcare

September 15, 2017
Testimony of MomsRising member, Jessica Honza, on Capitol Hill, in support of the Child Care for Working Families Act.
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¡El Mes de la Herencia Hispana Empieza Hoy!

September 15, 2017
Desde el 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre conmemoramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta observación que empezó en 1968 como la Semana de la Herencia Hispana fue luego extendida por un período de 30 días por el Presidente Ronald Reagan. En este mes se celebra las historias, culturas y...
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"We handled all the stress of moving, only to find ourselves in a child care desert."

September 14, 2017
No one actually enjoys moving, but it’s especially tough if you’ve got little kids. When you’re young and single, moving can even be a social affair – it’s famously easy to trick friends into lugging a futon, desk, or a few cardboard boxes up some stairs as long as there is the promise of free...
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Pass the Child Care for Working Families Act Now!

September 14, 2017
The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today, would be a boon for our economy and for working families. At a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet, this...
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Grandparents Share the Care

September 13, 2017
That Was Then In the early 80s, my family set off on an annual trip from southern Ohio to Wisconsin’s North Woods. My youngest nephews, toddler twins, spent 750 miles in a playpen in the back of their dad’s minivan, holding on for dear life and joyfully yelling “whoa” on the biggest curves. Child...
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Working Families NOT Wall Street! Updates on the budget and tax fight.

September 12, 2017
A new, major fight is starting in the U.S. Congress this fall. The fight is on whether or not extremists in Congress will get their way and cut the programs that boost our families’ health care, nutrition, and education in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy...
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¡El interés por el bilingüismo está creciendo!

September 5, 2017
Como hija de inmigrantes cubanos, puedo decir con confianza que pocas cosas me han ayudado más en mi desarrollo profesional y personal que ser bilingüe. La capacidad de hablar inglés y español fortaleció mis lazos familiares porque me permitió hablar con mis abuelos, me ayudó a ser más sociable al...
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MOMentum is building for bilingualism!

September 5, 2017
As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I can say with confidence that few things have helped my professional and personal growth more than being bilingual. The ability to speak both English and Spanish strengthened my family ties by allowing me to talk to my grandparents, helped me become more social...
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Promoting Economic Growth Through Free High Quality Early Childhood Education

September 1, 2017
If you have been following CommuniKids on social media, you are probably aware that we were recently selected by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to become a provider of free pre-kindergarten to 3 and 4 year-old children in the District of Columbia. We are proud of...
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