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How Nixon Made Today’s Child Care Crisis Possible

December 8, 2021
If it hadn’t been for former Republican President Richard Nixon, families like ours likely wouldn’t be struggling to afford and find child care. Full stop. December 10th is the 50th anniversary of Nixon's veto on Universal Child Care, also known as the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971 ,...
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There’s No Time to Wait

December 3, 2021
We need paid family/medical leave in the Build Back Better Act. There are only 6 days left in the Congressional calendar before the Senate leaves town for the year. They must get this done now.
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Don’t Let the Senate Push Out Paid Family/Medical Leave!

November 24, 2021
There are just seven legislative days left on the Senate calendar before the end of the year. Act now and urge your U.S. Senators to act quickly to pass the BBB Act, including paid family/medical leave, before the end of the year.
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Childcare is a Public Good

November 23, 2021
“The free market works well in many different sectors, but childcare is not one of them. It does not work for the caregivers. It does not work for the parents. It does not work for the kids. And because it does not work for them, it does not work for the country."
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Help Us Get a Historic Child Care Win

November 18, 2021
What exactly would victory look like for childcare? The passage of the Build Back Together package means lower child care costs, guaranteed high-quality child care choices, raising the wages of early educators and...
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Estimado Congreso: ¿Necesitas más razones para construir una infraestructura de atención AHORA? Lee esto.

November 18, 2021
En nuestro Libro de Historias de la Economía del Cuidado 2021 , hemos capturado historias poderosas y conmovedoras de familias de todo el país que ilustran cómo nuestra Infraestructura de cuidado inadecuada perjudica a las familias, las empresas y nuestra economía. La construcción de una...
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Nuestro Programa Nacional para Madres Acaba de Empezar

November 18, 2021
Este es un momento monumental para los problemas de la primera infancia por los que hemos estado defendiendo en MomsRising/MamásConPoder. Al momento de escribir este artículo, el paquete Build Back Better está avanzando en el Congreso, que incluye cuidado infantil asequible y prekínder universal...
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The RISERS National Parent Fellowship  

November 15, 2021
The RISERS National Fellowship parent leadership program focuses on early childhood issues such as child care and maternal health. The 20 RISERS Fellows who will take part in the inaugural RISERS cohort represent 15 states. This group includes extraordinary parents and leaders from all walks of life who represent the diversity in the United States.
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Brand New Breaking Through Episode: Building Back Better NOW!

November 10, 2021
With special guests Ai-jen Poo, Elizabeth Keenan, Monifa Bandele and Laura Guerra-Cardus.
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Brand New Breaking Through Episode: Building Power #CareCantWait!

October 25, 2021
On the radio show this week we cover Juvenile Justice Month and the importance of getting police OUT of schools and counselors IN schools. Special guests include: Essence-Jade Gatheright, Chicago Freedom Schoo; Donna Norton, MomsRising; Fatima Goss Graves, National Women’s Law Center; and Dawn Huckelbridge, Paid Leave for All.
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